The start of the year tends to spark many people into action, whether it’s getting fit or learning a language. It’s also during this time many people adopt healthy habits, with some people sticking to them longer than others.
Instead of going all in at the beginning of the new year and burning yourself out by February, we recommend taking this slow but steady approach.
These are 5 Healthy Habits for 2023 that you should jump on;
- Drink plenty of water
Hydration is a must when it comes to getting fit, and we can’t stress that enough. Water aids digestion, it transports nutrients and it also helps regulate your body’s temperature. Switch out your sodas for water and you’ll cut a significant number of calories and sugar out of your diet.
- Read more
Take a break from your screen and curl up with a good old-fashioned book. It’s never too late to learn something new, and reading is a great way to do that. The best part is that you can choose to read any book you want. Reading is a great way to disconnect from modern stresses and take time for yourself, and it’s the perfect activity for winding down before bed.
- Walk it out
Incorporate as much walking as you can into our schedule. Whether that’s by parking a couple of blocks away from your job or by taking a daily lunch walk, there are plenty of opportunities to add more walks into your day-to-day life.
- Keep a journal
Journaling doesn’t always have to be a “dear diary”. Make it work for you! Some examples include bullet journaling, where you write down a few words in bullet format as if you’re taking notes. Noting down little tidbits about your day in bullet form can be a great way to reflect on what went well or what went wrong during the day
- Meal prep
Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle or maintain, meal prepping is a great way to ensure that you eat healthy food every day while also saving time and money. Just an hour or two on the weekend can set you up for a week of delicious, healthy food that’s ready to take out and eat whenever you feel like it.
- Track your exercise
Promote the maintenance of healthy habits by logging when you exercise and what you did. Doing this can help you keep track of what you’ve done throughout the week and can encourage you to stay accountable. Just the simple act of writing things down can help you feel proud of what you’ve done so far and also encourage you to keep adding to your notes.