New Year Resolution: 10 Ways to Priorities Health in 2023

New Year Resolution: 10 Ways to Priorities Health in 2023

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January 03, 20235 mins read

Synopsis

As 2023 knocks on our door, it’s time to come out with our new year resolution to stay healthy throughout the year. Find out some of the top new year resolutions for 2023 and know how they can benefit you.

Key Takeaways

  • It’s wise to prioritise health while making new year resolutions
  • Your health goals should consider both physical and mental health
  • Self-care is an essential practice to include in your resolution

As the new year is just around the corner, deciding on your new year resolution can be a prudent method to list the goals you want to achieve by the end of 2023. It can include academic and professional resolutions, personal resolutions, health and wellness resolutions, and more. However, in most cases, health becomes the priority when deciding on a new year resolution. Make sure to choose the ones you can continue throughout the year, as many people fail to follow up on their resolutions after a few weeks. Common resolutions include a switch to a healthy food-based diet, weight loss goals, and more. Read on to learn about the best new year resolution for staying healthy and how you can successfully adopt them.

Kickstart 2023 with the following resolutions

Consume plenty of whole foods

This is one of the most feasible ways to boost your health parameters. Doctors also include this in their tips on how to stay healthy. Whole foods include whole grains, fruits, seeds, nuts, fish, and vegetables, and they are loaded with nutrients that help your body maintain its balance. Studies also show that a diet based on whole foods may help in lowering body weight and blood glucose, keeping heart diseases at bay, and reducing the risk of conditions like type-2 diabetes [1] [2] [3].

Give your home a new look by clearing the clutter

Often, we get into the comfort zone of casually placing things in our room, making the room appear untidy. Research also shows that a messy room increases anxiety and stress levels [4]. To come out of this, you can make regular cleaning of the clutter a part of your new year's resolution. It will definitely change your life for the better. 

Come out of a sedentary lifestyle

If you are into a remote desk job, there is a high chance that you will sit for extended hours, which is bad for your physical and mental health. People who are inactive and lethargic also suffer from this issue. It may also add to your risk of overall mortality [5]. As a part of your new year's resolution, pledge that you will get up and walk for five minutes every hour. 

Additional Read: New Year Fitness Resolution 

Say no to sugary beverages

Consuming sweetened beverages leads to lots of health hazards such as cardiac ailments, fatty liver, cavities, insulin resistance, and obesity for people across ages [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]. Cutting back on them can be a healthy new year resolution for you.

Keep visiting new places

The need to travel for the sake of your mental health has always been there and has become more pertinent after the pandemic. Make sure to visit new places whenever you get the chance and connect with nature and people. With the rise of remote working, going for a workstation (work from vacation) is also a choice you can consider.

Prioritize quality sleep

Due to the stressful lifestyle associated with living in the 21st century, sleep deprivation has become a common phenomenon. It is not a healthy practice and can lead to severe consequences such as heart disease, depression, and obesity. As part of your new year's resolution, you can switch to a healthy sleep cycle to boost your health parameters. Make sure to identify the reasons that affect your quality and quantity of sleep and take suitable measures to overcome them. Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep. In addition, you can take steps such as reducing screen time before bed and lowering caffeine intake to work on your sleep hygiene.

Have fruitful face-to-face conversations with people

Make it a part of your new year resolution that you will not limit socialising to social media interactions. Instead, catch up with friends, meet new people, and talk your heart out. It will boost your happiness by relieving stress.

Get started with a new physical activity

If fitness is on your new year's resolution checklist, you can add a new physical activity to it. Apart from exercise and going to the gym, you can consider a half-an-hour jog, walk, or bicycle ride before work. You can also try swimming or riding to work on your bicycle. It is important to choose these activities wisely as you need to continue them to reach your fitness goals.

Dedicate sufficient time for self-care

Self-care is extremely important for relieving stress, and it's prudent to make it a part of your new year resolution. You must have dedicated 'me-time' to get recharged among your busy schedules. Self-care is simple and can include activities like doing yoga, listening to soothing music, going for a walk in the greens, and more. 

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Learn something new

Be it software, a musical instrument, a dish, or a language, getting your hands on something new is always intriguing. It can also help you to try new hobbies and help eliminate monotony and boredom from your life forever. So make it a part of your new year resolution and become a new 'you' by the end of 2023. 

Conclusion

Following these resolutions can help you reach common health goals like weight loss and maintaining a healthy diet plan. For more insights, you can get a doctor consultation on Bajaj Finserv Health. To know which new year resolutions can help you stay healthy, book an online or offline consultation with a general physician on the platform. Make a healthy start to the new year to finish it in the same spirit! 

FAQs

What are some common health resolutions?

Common health resolutions include avoiding smoking, limiting alcohol and caffeine, working on fitness with exercise and physical activities, maintaining a balanced diet, reducing stress, going for regular health check-ups, prioritising a healthy sleep cycle, and more.

How to prepare a new year resolution list?

Track the progress of the resolution you made for the current year, consider new priorities, and list the resolutions accordingly. Make a reality check before you list the final resolutions so that achieving them is quite possible by the end of the year. 

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