Every new year comes with an opportunity to wipe off the slate and start a new chapter. Never has this been more the case however, than for 2021. With a global pandemic, economic stress and what seems bad news on top of bad news, 2020 has been a tough year all around which is why with this article we want to get a head start on 2021 with 12 resolutions that will help you reach a healthier, improved versions of yourself. Let’s get started on 12 healthy ideas for 2021.
1. Hydrate yourself often
By now, its public knowledge how important staying hydrated is for our bodily function, skin and general health. As a New Year’s Resolution for 2021, we want you take incorporate it into your daily routine and make it a part of your everyday. Get your water bottle and start getting those ounces in. How much water should you drink a day? It will certainly depend on your weight as well as activity level, but a good formula to use is: • Multiply your weight by 2/3 and get the ounces you should drink a day • Add 12 ounces to every 30 minutes of physical activity.
2. Have a skincare routine and stick to it
Skincare is a lifelong endeavor, so if you haven’t started yet, there is no time like the present to start. Be sure to include sunscreen and products that suit your skin type, daily activities and age. And to double up on self-care, make sure to include facials once in a while!
Helping others is the ultimate double win. It elevates your mood while making an impact. Sometimes all we need is to take a look around our community and figure out ways to give back. So, take this new start to figure out a way to give back, particularly with this “new normal”.
4. Get physical
Do yoga, walk more, decide to take the stairs. Find whatever works for your routine, whatever you can stick to and do more of that. Physical activity is about consistency, so take the new year to set some goals and include movement in your day.
5. Make your own supplements!
Supplementing to get to a better version of ourselves and grab those extra benefits our diet will not get us to. Using supplements is a great way to assist our bodies to get the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that help us feel better on a daily basis. Supplements can help to get better skin, sleep, performance and overall health prevention. What supplements are right for you? Each body is different which is why making your own is a great choice. Need help sleeping? Looking to include some beautifying ingredients to help with aging? Start off the new year by choosing the right ingredients and making your own capsules to supplement yourself into 2021.
6. Visit a doctor
Nothing like the new year to get a checkup. Getting the big picture on your health is essential to preventing and treating underlying issues. Don’t delay it any longer. Set out to make the appointment with your primary care doctor and take care of yourself by understanding your current health and including your doctor’s suggestions into your resolutions list!
7. Read more!
Have you ever set up a reading challenge? January is a good a time as any! Set up a book club with close friends or join virtual communities like Goodreads to find the genre to get you going!
8. Get better sleep
This may be the easiest resolution on our list, but it may be one of the most important. Not getting enough sleep is a strong indicator for other unhealthy habits like feeling stressed, tense anxious or eating junk food. As part of the new you, make time to get a good night’s rest, 7 to 9 hours is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
9. Practice mindful eating
We don’t want to call it a diet. This resolution is part of making a nutritional plan, practicing mindful eating and changing the way we think about food. Doing meal prep, cooking more at home and swapping unhealthy options for healthier ones while also giving yourself the acceptance to occasionally enjoy a treat, is the way to go beyond just a fad into a part of your lifestyle.
10. Do some gardening
Gardening became one of the most popular activities during the lockdown all over the world. Why? Being a plant owner has been found to lower stress levels and provide greater levels of satisfaction, connection and concentration. So if you were one of the people who didn’t start in 2020, we suggest taking up gardening in 2021!
11. Boost your immune system!
Most of the activities and habits suggested until this point are all ways to encourage a healthier lifestyle which in turn, will contribute to boost your immune system. However, because of the COVID pandemic and a new reality regarding social gatherings and public events, we want to include some special ingredients to include in your supplements that can boost your immune system in the long run. Some of these are: vitamin A, C, and E echinacea, zinc and folic acid among others.
12. Have a Personal Budget
To wrap up or 12 resolutions, we want to talk personal budget. Planning a budget and sticking to it, is a great way to remove uncertainty about your day to day. Knowing how much to spend and seeing where you can save a few bucks is part of a balanced and conscious lifestyle. Just as it is important what we put into our bodies; is how we lead our lives. So, do you think these resolutions sound feasible? Having a healthier and balanced lifestyle is what we will be striving for in 2021, let’s do it together! Click here to start taking care of yourself from the inside out.