Turn healthy and fit this New Year 2019
New Year’s resolutions are a big decision because it is a lifestyle change or a promise you make to yourself, to bring about a better change in your life.
A New Year resolution should be something that is not too difficult to keep, but at the same time, something that brings about a good change in your life and pays attention to something you have intentionally or unintentionally ignored through the last year. If your health has suffered a lot in the last year due to work, family, or just your regular routine, here are some healthy new year resolutions you can make in 2019.
Drink less caffeine
Maybe because of a lot of pressure at work, or with a new-born baby, or because of just the lifestyle you have been following, your caffeine intake has increased. Caffeine is not just about coffee, but also caffeinated beverages like cola and other soft drinks. If you just cannot gulp your food without a glass of cola, you really need to check your habits. Too much caffeine can cause insomnia, anxiety, digestive issues and also muscle breakdown. However, sudden withdrawal can lead to problems like a headache, drowsiness, and dizziness. It is recommended that you reduce caffeine intake by a glass or cup a day, over a week or two and control the caffeine addiction.
A lot of us enrol ourselves at a gym or a yoga class at the beginning of the year as part of our new year resolution but hardly ever go to the class or gym regularly. So, instead of promising to get yourself enrolled at one, promise that you will be regular at it. A good workout can change the entire mood for the day and can lead to a happy, productive day at work. If you really start to work out regularly and see the results, it will become an addiction and a good one at that.
Stop binge drinking
After the party season, you may realise that binge drinking is not as good a choice as it was when you were young and lively. Now it only leaves you hungover, drowsy, and not wanting to wake up the next day due to a headache. Maybe it is time to resolve that no matter how much you are pressured by your friends, you will not indulge in a night of binge drinking anymore. Anyway. You have probably had your share of them already.
Not cheat on your diet more than once a week
If you have felt all through 2018 that your diet doesn’t work, it may be because of excessive cheating or cheating too often. While it is okay to cheat on your diet once in a while, doing it regularly may end up sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Resolve to only cheat on your diet once a week – which is absolutely doable and practical, and will also help you achieve your weight loss goals.
We are so focused on our physical health that we tend to ignore another very important component of our health- the mind. A healthy mind makes a healthy body and to have a healthy mind, it is necessary to provide your mind a little time to calm down and relax. Our minds are working even when our bodies aren’t and they deserve at least that. To ensure your mind gets good rest, resolve to start meditating this year and not give up in one week only when you can’t happen to concentrate. It will happen, just persevere.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.
Inputs from Times Now News