6 Easy Healthy Changes To Make in 2016
With the new year comes the dreaded new year’s resolutions. Instead of creating unrealistic goals, make simple changes throughout the year. Here are 6 easy ways to improve your health so you can start the new year off on the right foot:
Get more sleep
Waking up after a great night of sleep will not only make you feel more energized, it will decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, help improve your memory, and make you more alert to avoid accidents.
Drink more water
Drinking more water throughout the day will help your body function properly. You can avoid negative moods from dehydration headaches by drinking half your body weight in ounces each day. Plus your skin will start looking healthier and it will help you lose weight because you feel fuller longer.
Change your eating habits
Eat small meals through the day instead of waiting until lunch or dinner. You are more likely to overeat if you are hungry and it is easier for your body to digest smaller meals. Plus it will keep your energy up throughout the day so you can avoid mid-afternoon slumps.
Cut back on your caffeine and sugar intake
You might enjoy the perk you get from drinking caffeine and eating sugar, the crash afterwards is hard on your body. While it seems unlikely, you can actually increase your energy by avoiding the ups and downs of sugar and caffeine spikes.
Take the stairs
Simple changes to your day like parking in the back of the parking lot, taking the stairs, and walking after lunch or dinner can add up to big changes in your health. Staying more active will increase your energy, reduce your risk of heart disease, and improve your mood.
Find a healthy stress reliever
It can be something as simple as taking a few depth breaths, getting a massage, or taking a walk. It will help you calm down and give your body and mind a well deserved break.
Start enjoying 2016 with these simple changes that will not only improve your health but make 2016 the best year yet.