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January 4, 2024

Healthy Habits for the New Year

Happy 2024! New Year’s is a time of celebrating and reflecting on the previous year and setting intentions for the year ahead. Here’s a few habits to incorporate into your daily routine to improve your quality of life.

Cut down on fast food.

Taking time to do meal preparation for the week can really help you avoid leaning on fast food — especially when you’re working late at the office or spending the evening studying at home.

Get enough exercise.

Exercise doesn’t have to be as formal as joining a gym — you can work physical activity into your daily life in fun, informal ways.

Cut down on sugar.

Too much sugar can affect your focus, stress levels, and mood , so, it’s important to be mindful of how much sugar you’re consuming.

Practice self-care.

Self-care keeps you rested and refreshed between work or school days.

Choose fruits and vegetables more often.

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check.

Foster relationships.

Having positive people in your life is so crucial to keeping you in the mental and emotional state you need to succeed.

Drink more water.

Drinking more water has significant benefits including balances bodily fluids

Get up at the same time every day.

Getting up at the same time every day can help stave off depression and anxiety, key components of the post-holiday blues so many face this time of year.