As we step into a new year and decade, now is the time to evaluate which habits you want to bring into 2020 and which you want to leave behind. While unrealistic new year’s resolutions can be daunting and ultimately disappointing, committing to small steps can significantly improve your health and well-being.
To be clear, planning to change everything about your diet and lifestyle is not only unrealistic, but can also be damaging to your self-esteem and lead to eating disorders and other unhealthy behaviors. You will have much more long-term success in your health goals if you think about small habits you can add to your lifestyle instead of what you can deprive yourself of. Take the start of a new decade as an opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being by practicing mindful eating, taking small steps toward increasing your movement, and prioritizing your mental health.
While avoiding unhealthy foods is beneficial to your health, you should keep your mind on what you would like to add to your diet, rather than what to take away. Keeping full of healthy foods will naturally decrease your consumption of unhealthy foods, without any guilt or disappointment! Here are some tips to fill your stomach with the food your body needs:
Being active can have so many positive outcomes on your health and well-being. However, it is no secret that gyms are expensive and lofty workout routines are difficult to maintain long-term. So how can you incorporate movement into your lifestyle in a way that will last? Here are some habits that will help you become more active in your everyday life:
Healthy mind, healthy body
While food and activity can have a positive effect on your mental health, your mental health can also have a positive effect on your body. When you take care of your mental health, you can increase your energy and resilience and perform better in your everyday tasks. To help stay on top of your mental health, try: