Making healthy living a priority for 2020? You’re not alone. Eating healthy, exercising more, reducing stress, and losing weight are among the top new year’s resolutions this year. And if you’re late to the game on getting started, worry not! In this article, we’ll be discussing our top health tips for 2020 to help you start seeing results ASAP.
1. Eat your veggies
You probably guessed that this one would be on our list, but it’s an essential tip to mention. Think about it—nutritionists have never really yielded on what foods are good and bad for your health. Finding a healthy balance really is simple if you prioritize eating your fruits and vegetables.
Nutritionists recommend eating between four and five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. If you’re not a cooking enthusiast this could seem like a tall order, but there are plenty of easy ways you can incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle.
- For the grocery store hater: Order Hungry Harvest produce delivery right to your door to limit trips to the store.
- For the non-chef: Look for cooking tips on Instagram accounts like @buzzfeedtasty, @healthyish, @basically, and @feelgoodfoodie.
- For the snacker: Opt for snacks that mimic your favorite indulgences but replace them with healthier ingredients. Hippeas are a good veggie-based alternative to the cheese puffs and chips that you might have picked out before.
2. Take your vitamins
By eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle your body can get many of the nutrients it needs, but that’s not always guaranteed. Taking daily vitamins can fill in the gaps where your body isn’t getting all of those essential nutrients. Vitamins can also help boost your immune system, brain health, and even improve your skin’s appearance, to name just a few benefits.
There are tons of different supplement options out there depending on what your body needs and what results you’re looking for. If you need immune system help, Vitamin C can be a good choice while fish oil promotes vision and brain health. But there are also several vitamins that include multiple ingredients that cover a variety of health benefits. Objective Everything Armor, for example, is made with a combination of Vitamin E and Astaxanthin among other ingredients to promote heart, brain, joint, and skin health. This way, you don’t have to buy an entire medicine cabinet full of supplements to get the daily vitamins your body needs.
3. Make fitness fun
Being more active is another important priority you should make when trying to live a healthier lifestyle. But working out on the regular isn’t that easy for everyone. If you have a hard time maintaining a workout routine, you might need to test out some different fitness styles until you find one that’s enjoyable. When you have fun working out, you’re much more likely to continue doing it. One easy way to try out different workouts is to sign up for a ClassPass membership. ClassPass allows you to take fitness courses at a variety of studios rather than just signing up for one studio with one type of workout. Try spin, water aerobics, barre, crossfit, and many more.
4. Find ways to de-stress
Stress is a common issue so many Americans deal with, but few people actually take the time to address the issue. But besides being a frustrating thing to live with, stress can have serious consequences on your health. High blood pressure, brain fog, depression, and anxiety are just a few of the long-term symptoms stress can lead to if it’s not handled.
There are many strategies to handle stress, you just have to find the one that makes the most sense for you! Here are a few tips:
- Try yoga
- Use a meditation app like Headspace
- Consult a counselor online or in person
- Meet up with friends and have fun
- Laugh often
- Recharge with alone time
- Get enough sleep
- Maintain a positive attitude
- Eliminate stressors
- Practice breathing techniques
5. Get regular checkups
To maintain overall health, be sure to schedule appointments with your doctor every two years, or more often if you have a history of health issues. If your healthcare provider offers online consultations, use this to have questions answered quicker.
Using these tips you’ll be on your way to making 2020 your healthiest year yet!
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