The new year is upon us, and we are all looking forward to having a better year than the last, with millions of people starting to act out their new year’s wishes to become more successful this year.
While a large number of people are now preparing to tackle their career and perhaps move up or gain a better position at a competing company during this year, others are rather focusing on other areas of their life that needs some adjustments to make 2018 a better year for them. One particular aspect that we recommend looking at 2018 is your health – millions of people are not properly attending to their wellbeing, and while the complications of an unhealthy lifestyle may not be present as of yet, they are sure to develop in the future and could have been avoided with some simple lifestyle changes.
Whether you are only starting to exhibit signs of depression or feeling that your immune system is not properly fighting against, these are effects of improperly caring for your mind and body that may only become worse in the future if you do not take action now. Thus, in order to prevent your health from going downhill, why not make 2018 the year in which you will be making some vital changes in your life to ensure you are healthier – physically and mentally. To help you out, we have compiled a lit of ten excellent tips that will help you make simple adjustments to your current lifestyle habits, but the effects of these changes will surely change your overall wellbeing for the better.
- Enjoy The Things You Like In Life
First of all, we want to make a point that it is very important to take a look at your life and to take some time to enjoy the littler things in life that truly makes you happy. Happiness is the key to a happy life, and when depression, anxiety and similar issues start to take over, you can start to experience a significant reduction in your quality-of-life. Thus, think about what you truly like to do in life, and then aim to do these things more often – perhaps arrange a movie night with your partner, or arrange a family gathering. Even just a walk in the park now-and-then could be great.
- Keep Your Body Hydrated With An Adequate Daily Fluid Supply
There are so many health benefits of drinking water, and if water hasn’t been a good friend of yours, then this is the year to make drinking water every day a priority. Everyday Health reports that water is essential for human survival. They continue to report that the human body exists of 60% water, and that every single part of the body – even on a cellular level – needs water for survival. Water helps to regulate internal temperature, and assists with many other functions; thus ensure you drink enough water every day. Switch to some filtered mineral water instead of your daily bottle of soda, and pack a bottle of water instead of some Cola to work.
- Make Some Time To Exercise More
Exercise is just as important as water and a healthy diet, and has numerous benefits to offer the human body. According to Healthline, regular exercise will make you feel less stressed and also happier, as well as help you lose weight, increase levels of energy, boost muscle mass, enhance bone health and more. There is no need to pay expensive monthly gym membership fees in order to gain some exercise. Jogging, cycling, walking, swimming, yoga and many other exercises do not require a gym membership or a lot of time.
- Get A Partner To Exercise With You
If you decide to take exercising outside of the gym, then you may find that it can be somewhat boring to exercise by yourself. This can quickly let your motivation go away, but finding a partner to exercise with can be an excellent way to keep your motivation up and continue exercising. See if your life partner would perhaps start to follow an exercise plan with you. If you do not have a life partner, then try to talk to your friends.
- Try To Get More Sleep
An adequate amount of sleep does not only allow you to feel awake and full of energy the next day, but also greatly contributes to a better overall wellbeing. Not obtaining your seven to nine hours’ worth of sleep per night causes a reduction in productivity and overall performance, as well as increases your risk of being involved in an accident. According to Harvard Medical School, insufficient sleep also causes a considerable increase in your risk of developing numerous health problems.
- Watch More Comedy Movies
Laughing may feel like something very silly, but, in reality, laughing is actually really good for you. HelpGuide.org explains that laughing causes the entire body to relax, as well as helps to boost the body’s immune function and it is beneficial for the heart. Furthermore, laughing causes the body to release endorphins, which is a feel-good chemical inside the brain. For this reason, it is important to do things that make you laugh – such as go to the movies and watch a comedy.
- Give Up Smoking And Other Bad Habits
There are millions of people who practice unhealthy and bad habits, with smoking being one of the most problematic habits that many people cannot give up. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains that smoking causes cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cancer and also early death. Make 2018 the year you finally give up smoking in order to avoid the many health problems that come with this nasty habit.
- Watch What You Eat
Most people love to eat. Food is delicious, there is certainly no doubt about this particular fact. Unfortunately, not all food is healthy and contribute to the overall wellbeing of your body. Just as there are numerous healthy choices to make when it comes to choosing what food to eat, there are a lot of bad choices as well. Fast foods, processed sugars, processed oils, high-fat foods and processed foods all contribute to adverse effects on your health. Instead, opt for whole-foods such as nuts, legumes, vegetables and fruits this year.
- Try To Manage Your Weight Better
Obesity is a worldwide public health epidemic that is causing a lot of premature deaths each and every year. WebMD explains that obesity is linked to diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, gallbladder disease, cancer, sleep apnea, asthma and many other serious health concerns and diseases. If you are currently overview, then make 2018 the year in which you will achieve a healthier weight, which will have several positive effects on your overall health.
- Get A Complete Medical Checkup
Lastly, we also want to advise our readers to get a thorough medical examination. There are a countless number of diseases that does not cause any obvious symptoms during early stages, but catching such a disease early can lead to more successful results when treatment is administered. Thus, you should keep a track on your current health status and get a check-up at a professional healthcare provider if you haven’t paid a visit to your doctor recently.
Most people make new year’s wishes as a new year starts to draw closer, and many of these individuals do tend to stick to the resolutions they have made before the new year. As we enter a new year again, people are now working harder to achieve more in life – perhaps in their career or maybe to be there for their family more. Whatever your new year’s resolution, you should consider adding a healthier lifestyle to your list. In this post, we provided some simple habit changes and tips that can be used for healthier overall wellbeing in 2018.
Guest Post by Kathy Mitchell
Kathy Mitchell is a Travel & Beauty Blogger. She likes to Go Out with her Friends, Travel, Swim and Practice Yoga. In her free time, you can find Kathy curled up Reading her Favorite Novel, or Writing in her Journal. She is regular Contributor at ConsumerHealthDigest. To know more about her follow her on Google+, Facebook and Twitter