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Kick Off Your New Year Fitness Resolution with These 10 Healthy Habits

You can keep your new year fitness resolutions by following a healthy lifestyle

Following healthy habits helps you maintain your physical and mental health

Get rid of bad health habits by resolving to live healthier and exercise regularly

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Bajaj Finserv Health
December 17th, 2021
7 mins read

As 2022 is just around the corner, it is your time for a fresh start. To build on last year’s achievements and learn from failures, it is important that you resort to healthy habits. You can easily keep your new year fitness resolutions by ensuring your physical well-being as well as mental health wellness

Following healthy lifestyle and eating habits may seem difficult with a fast-paced life. However, by taking small steps, you can get rid of your bad health habits. It is important to not put too much strain on your mental and physical health so that you can welcome the new year cheerfully. For a healthier new year, opt for a balanced lifestyle from Day 1.  Read on to know about 10 healthy habits to follow every day.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Stay Active

Between work and personal life, you may not be able to stay active as much as you’d like to. You can use some tips and tricks to achieve your new year fitness goals like using your furniture to exercise or taking stairs instead of a lift. One of the top exercises you can do indoors is yoga, which helps you boost overall health. From burning calories to improving blood flow, physical activities make you mentally and physically agile. 

Sleep Well

Sleep is the time when your brain clears the load of your day’s stress. It also restores and resets your nerve functions so you are more alert and can function properly when you wake up. According to a study, being in a constant state of sleep deprivation may affect your cognitive skills [1]. To wake up feeling refreshed, sleep for at least 7-9 hours daily. This also helps maintain your mental health wellness. If you are unable to sleep properly, try switching off your electronics at least 2 hours before you go to bed.

Additional read: Put Sleeplessness to Rest! 9 Easy Home Remedies for Insomnia

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Maintain a Proper Posture

A good posture helps in preventing backaches and reducing stress on your ligaments. It also reduces muscle pain and fatigue and increases your self-confidence! An easy way to fix posture issues is by setting reminder messages for yourself. This way, you can straighten up when you see the notification! Since adjusting your posture can take some time, try this technique to make it a habit. 

Be Regular About a Full Body Check-Up

Going for annual full body check-ups helps you get a clean bill of health and keep in shape better. The test results may help you understand what you actually need to work on. It also helps you address problems before they worsen and thus get more effective care. Do not delay or ignore such preventive care tests. 

Healthy Eating Habits

Do Not Skip Breakfast

In the process of getting healthier, make sure not to starve yourself. Always eat your breakfast and make sure that you have a balanced meal. According to a study, having a healthy and balanced breakfast can boost your memory. It also helps in lowering the risk of type-2 diabetes, obesity and heart ailments [2]. This is because a healthy and nutritious breakfast gives you the vitamins and minerals you need.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water benefits your health in many ways. It regulates your body temperature, lubricates your joints, and prevents infections. It also helps in improving your sleep and mood [3]. If you have trouble drinking more water, you can use apps that remind you about water intake.

Healthy Habits

Keep Your Meals Balanced

A balanced diet gives you essential nutrients and keeps your mind and body healthy. It also provides energy and helps you maintain a healthy body weight. Thus, it is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. To make your diet more balanced, avoid these foods:

  • processed foods
  • high-fat or high-sugar foods
  • caffeine 

Include more vegetables and fruits in your diet to form healthy eating habits. You can also include superfood that boost immunity as a part of your diet.

Additional read: 6 Top Everyday Superfoods You Should Incorporate in Your Daily Meals!

Healthy Habits for Mental Health Wellness

Meditate

Meditation is one of the most effective ways to take care of your mental health. It declutters your mind from overwhelming thoughts and worries. It also reduces stress and helps you stay focused. Apart from that, you should practice it to promote productivity and improve your mood. As a part of starting a healthier new year, focus on mental health wellness and create a meditation plan for yourself. 

Take a Break

Taking a break is not a luxury, but a necessity in the modern world. You do not necessarily have to go on a vacation to take a break. Your break can be in any form such as a short break to take a walk, listening to music, going out, or even reading something you like. Taking breaks will keep you healthier and take you one step closer to achieving your new year fitness resolution

Stay in Touch with Your Family and Friends

Staying in touch with your loved ones helps you deal with the stress in your life. They may offer a different perspective and help in solving your problems. Simply talking to someone who cares about you also lightens the burden. You do not have to meet in-person to stay connected. Talking over the phones or doing video calls regularly may give you the boost you need. 

Starting the new year with these healthy habits will give your health the boost it needs to function properly. However, if you see any signs of physical or mental illness, talk to a doctor without delay. Book an appointment with best medical practitioners on Bajaj Finserv Health. You can also choose from an affordable range of full-body check-ups here to stay on track. This way, you can start a healthier new year with a healthier you!

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