12 Things to Add to 2017 For a Healthier, Happier Year

Monday, February 27, 2017

Every new year, we don't forget to add the resolution of cutting back on unhealthy choices, or even hitting the gym to achieve our long-desired health goals. However, most of us fail to do any of that. But why? It's because of the extremely tough goals that are impossible to start with. However, there is an easy way to live a healthier, happier year. The best part: it won't even cost you a dime in the most cases.

Try to inculcate some or all of the following tips into your life to make it happier and healthier.

1. Get out of the couch
Are you reading through this while munching onto one of your favorite unhealthy snacks? Remember that your health largely determines how you would feel. If your mind is telling you that you are eating unhealthy foods, you will get depressed, and somehow end up with binge eating. Get out of that sofa and make some movement.

2. Use more green tea
What could be better than to sip through a hot beverage while reaping tons of health benefits too? Well, you can do that by adding green tea into your daily diet. Get a cup (or even a few) during the day for getting a burst of vitamins and minerals.

3. Be more kind
Kindness could do wonders; and if you come across people who are emanating negative vibes, neutralize them with your kindness and considerate response. A kind behavior will make you feel better, trust us!

4. Make some moves
One useful lesson that we learned from 2016 was that dance workouts are awesome. They can make you lose tons of calories in just a short time. Sign up for some dance classes ASAP, or turn to YouTube if you really need to get in shape without lifting iron.

5. Sing your worries away
Singing could really help you improve your mood, so make the most out of your shower time and those pipes too.

6. Meditate
Meditation clears your head, gives you a sense of serenity, and helps you take on your daily challenges more effectively. Learn to meditate and spare only 5 minutes daily for some miracle results.

7. Drink more water
Can't get rid of headaches? Is your weight getting out of control? Simply drink some more water to deal with all aforementioned. Drinking water, in fact, also helps with boosting immunity and clearing skin tone.

8. Use essential oils
Use oil diffusers or prepare your own soaps and lotions using your favorite essential oils. Aroma therapy works great for curbing depression and even sore throats.

9. Get better sleep
Optimal sleep, and not more sleep, is what helps you get up energetic. Better sleep is also vital for better body functioning and overall happiness.

10. Eat more vegetables
Want healthier, but delicious food choices for the new year? Add some more vegetables to your daily diet. Chomping over green foods could help you achieve your health goals much easily.

11. Get out often
Get out of your home more often and not just for work, but to get some more fresh air and relaxation. Spend time in grounding or forest bathing; even a brisk walk to the next block would do just fine. Make it a habit and you will surely feel better.

12. Be more thankful
Show gratitude for what you have if you really want to keep other aspects of your life aligned with each other, harmoniously. Keep reminding yourself that you have a beautiful life, because this is a major key to happiness.


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