Stick to your New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions: what’s on your list? The start of a new year often calls for people to pause and reflect on the past year, and decide on changes to implement for the year ahead. For many people, getting healthier is usually number one on their list of New Year’s resolutions. However, research has shown that as early as January 15 people begin losing inspiration, and tend to head back into old habits. How can we break the cycle this time around? What are some realistic health goals we should make for ourselves? Remember that the entire Levana Nourishments team is rooting for you. Behold- a complete guide on how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. This year is your year to live your best and healthiest life. What are you waiting for?
Make realistic goals for yourselves
Failure to meet new year’s goals usually stem from unrealistic expectations for what you can immediately accomplish. Instead of saying “I am only going to eat vegetables from now on”, ask yourself, “How can I incorporate more greens into my meals?” That second is a goal that you can commit to more realistically. It’s difficult to stop old habits cold-turkey. Be honest with yourself and only commit to what you are ready for. As you achieve your goals, reward yourself by setting more goals!
Don’t get discouraged!
Making health changes to your life can be difficult. In order to stick to your resolutions, you are going to have to work hard and not back down. Remember: nothing worthwhile in life ever comes easy. At the end of the day, this is what makes the reward that much more sweet.
Drink lots of water
Simultaneously the most boring yet most helpful piece of advice: drive more water! Water has so many health benefits, such as boosting your metabolism, helping to prevent migraines and other aches, and of course, keeps you hydrated. Water also has the power to clear your skin and improve your immune system. For some infused water tips, click here. This year, and every year going forward, call on water to be your elixir of life.
Whether it’s running, cardio, weight training, or simply taking a walk around the block, get that blood pumping. Many of us run away (pun intended) from the word “exercise”, but any form of physical activity is a great way to get active this year. Getting active is not just beneficial for your body and physical health, but also for your soul and mental health.
Implement healthier and more nutritious recipes into your diet
Search the internet for health blogs and websites that inspire you to get in the kitchen and try healthy recipes. Always be sure to check out Levana Nourishments for nutritious and delicious recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied. To kick off the year of health, try out some super simple and delicious smoothie and muffin recipes. This year, try the Nourishments packets for a complete and protein-packed meal. There are so many flavors to choose from. Take your pick from Vanilla Bean, Mixed Berry, Cocoa-Coffee, Garden Vegetable, and Mushroom Medley. You never need to sacrifice your health for wholesome foods. After all, new year, healthier you!