Sticking to a healthier year

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    NEW YEAR is the perfect time to reflect on what you want to achieve. Remember that every moment, no matter how small you think it might be, will mean something in the long run.

    Instead of making an extensive list of resolutions, think of at least three major milestones you’d like to achieve and your reasons for choosing these goals. If you’re hoping to adopt healthier eating habits, for example, analyzing your attitude toward eating may help you better control what you consume – it also might be the push you need to eat real and nutritious food, drink more water, and refrain from eating too much.

    To accomplish those milestones, it is best to come up with easy, doable tasks that will allow you to slowly reach your goal. These simple habits allow you to move well daily, build strength, and improve your energy throughout the day. Small changes can make a huge difference in the span of a year.

    Working from home makes it tough to navigate the distractions that come up and maintain focus. These issues are to be expected in this unprecedented time, so allow yourself to celebrate the littlest things and learn how to rest and recover when you feel tired.

    Amid the quarantine, there are still plenty of ways to keep in touch with other people. Working out with your family and friends is not only more enjoyable – you’re also more likely to stay on track.

    A workout buddy increases the amount of exercise people will motivate themselves to do, especially when there’s a layer of emotional support. You can even keep each other accountable by using an app like Fitbit to join larger communities and track your individual progresses.

    Noticing the positive effects on your body can make sticking with habits down the road a lot easier. Remember that the habit-building process you’re going through now is also your way of caring for your entire well-being.