Today I’m sharing a guest post from Keisha Dickey and it’s the perfect thing to motivate you for the upcoming year!
Towards the end of the year, general fitness and motivation levels tend to decline. Perhaps it’s something to do with all the cold nights spent in front of the flickering television, anesthetized by eggnog and shirking anything cold and green in favor of carbs, fat and protein. If this sounds a lot like you, despair not. After all, 2015 is another year, and there’s a world of activity waiting for those with a little motivation. Here are the best health and fitness resolutions for the year ahead:
I will walk for 30 minutes, three times a week
This might sound easy, but if you have a sedentary job and a car, you might be missing out on the small levels of activity which add up to serious health benefits. If walking to work isn’t feasible then it might be advisable to go the whole hog and take up hiking. Getting away from it all on a hike can relieve anxiety, lower your risk of heart disease and control your weight, and you need little more than a pair of cheap walking boots to get started.
I will eat breakfast, every single day
It’s a long-preached message, but for good reason; eating breakfast can help you control your weight, sustain your concentration and eat less throughout the rest of the day. It needn’t be elaborate, studies have found that those who eat a simple bowl of cereal every morning tend to weigh less than their non-breakfast eating peers. Some muesli, or a hard-boiled egg and toast is all it takes to feel the benefits for the rest of the day.
I will drink more water
Getting into the habit of keeping a full bottle of water by your side will keep you hydrated, purify your skin and clear the toxins from your body. Not only this, but opting to drink a full glass of water before every meal will make you feel fuller, meaning you’re less likely to overindulge at dinner.
Many people make the choice to live a healthier lifestyle around New Year, but few have the stamina to stick to their resolutions. Remember to make your goals manageable, realistic and sustainable, and you’ll be in with a chance of being the healthiest, happiest version of yourself by the time 2016 comes around.
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