A new year can bring about a fresh start for your health and wellness journey. Many people had extra time in 2020 to ponder their daily fitness and eating habits. Starting the new year off right can mean considering new ways to promote positive thinking and life-giving daily routines. Here are a few simple tips to help improve your physical and mental well-being.
Even 5 to 10 minutes of intensive activity can increase your mood and boost your metabolic rate. Once you find an exercise routine that fits your schedule and goals, you’ll be more likely to have consistent physical activity for more extended periods.
Most Americans know they don’t eat enough vegetables. The average person needs about 4 servings of vegetables per day and 3 servings of fruit. When it comes to veggies a half cup of cooked vegetables and one cup of raw vegetables is considered a serving. Adding vegetables to omelets, smoothies, and soups can be an easy way to increase your daily intake.
This doesn’t mean you have to give up dessert. However, it does mean that you should limit packaged snacks, cakes, and processed crackers. If you love dessert make your favorite treat at home and share it with friends.
The best way to decrease your chance of the common cold and flu is to wash your hands. After trips to the grocery store or public outings, it’s best to sanitize your hands and wash them with warm water for 20 seconds.
Try drinking your necessary 8 cups of pure water and see how you feel. Staying hydrated helps to transport nutrients and makes you feel more energetic.