2020 -one of the most unpredictable years- is finally behind us. It’s time to #Restart in 2021.
New Year brings with it a tradition that has been followed by people throughout the world – New Year Resolutions! Do you remember what was your last year’s resolutions? Whatever it may have been, it surely had to be adjusted to match the new reality of the world.
The plans for New Year’s 2021 are going to be a lot different than what they used to be, and the resolutions may look different as well. But it is still a tradition to decide on a couple of New Year’s resolutions.
This year, it’s time to #Restart and fill our resolution list with easy and good-for-our-health goals.
#1 Drink more water
This may be one of the most common and never followed New Year resolutions. But, that does not make it a bad one. Staying hydrated is a daily necessity, unfortunately, many of us fail to do so.
Make a solid resolution this year to keep yourself hydrated by consuming at least 8 glasses of water. You can use HealthifyMe’s water tracker feature which helps you keep track of how many glasses of water you have consumed. And the best part is, it also reminds you to chug, chug, chug!
#2 Eat fewer calories
Switching to a healthier diet can be difficult when we are surrounded by junk food. But, with determination, you can slowly develop healthier eating habits by tracking what you eat and how many calories you consume. Here are some suggestions to help you start:
- Portion Control – Eat to satisfy your craving while keeping your calorie count in mind
- Add more vegetables and fruits to your meals
- Create a weekly meal plan
- Share food with family and friends
You can track your calorie intake and also get customized meal plans on the HealthifyMe app
#3 Be more active
When we talk about being more active we automatically picture ourselves sweating it out at the gym. But fitness is much more than that. You don’t have to spend tons of money on a gym membership that you may never use!
Start small, such as climbing the stairs instead of taking an elevator, walking to the nearest store to refill your grocery, or take a 30-minute walk at your nearest park and then gradually increase your time and pace, to stay motivated and not tire your body.
The HealthifyMe app has a feature that lets you track your workout activity. This will help you stay motivated by showing you your daily stats of the calories burnt and the progress made. And you can also set workout reminders!
#4 Workout at home
This past year the pandemic has left us with no option but to work from home and also workout at home. But, we ended up embracing this opportunity to workout from home by looking at the brighter side.
Choosing to work out at home:
- Saves time and energy spent traveling
- Is low cost
- You can work out anytime and anywhere in your house
- Set your own pace
- No need to feel self-conscious
Book a training session at Healthify Studio for interesting at-home work out sessions.
#5 Lose the extra kilos
Carrying around unwanted weight can damage your health and can also make you feel uncomfortable. Losing those extra kilos can:
- Improve sleep pattern
- Make you more energetic
- Reduce acidity or heartburn
- Improve confidence
- Relieve stress, among other things
Create your diet and workout plan using the HealthifyMe app to start your journey of weight loss.
#6 Get that beauty sleep
Sleep plays an important role in good health. Getting enough sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, and quality of life. It is involved in the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels.
Following these steps may help you get a good night’s sleep:
- Take a hot bath or shower before bed
- Keep your bedroom in dark mode
- Keep your phone on silent
- Avoid caffeine
- Avoid eating large meals or drinking alcohol just before going to bed
- Try to follow a sleep schedule – you can set up your sleep tracker on the HealthifyMe app
#7 Relax and take a chill pill
Even the most successful people, leading the most luxurious lives are constantly stressed. we are actively running behind things that are out of our reach, failing to appreciate what we already have.
Prioritize your mental health. Take a break. Catch your breath and relax. Appreciate how far you’ve come, and all that you’ve achieved.
Pick a rest day, spend time doing something you enjoy, it can range from reading a Tinkle comic book to solving a complex sudoku puzzle!
Checkout Healthify sense to know more about taking care of your mental health.
#8 Give your immune system a boost
Building a more resilient immune system helps reduce the risk and impact of virus infections such as COVID. It has become imperative more than ever before to have a strong immune system.
Adequate nutrition plays an important role when it comes to building a strong immune system, but some nutrients may be missing in our diets.
You can find a list of suggestions on the HealthifyMe app that will help you in boosting your immune system.
#9 Follow the 21 day rule
21 day rule is a method where if you do/say/be something for 21 days it becomes a habit. So, it doesn’t matter which resolution you choose to follow, make sure you stick to it for 21 days for it to become a habit and then continue to do it for another 90 days, and then it should become a permanent lifestyle change.
For example, If you are going to watch what you eat – do it for 21 days straight and then continue doing it for another 90 days!
#10 Stick to the goals
How to stick to the goals we make? That is a question most of us want an answer for. We have a few suggestions that may help:
- Set realistic goals, which are easy to achieve in a short time
- Don’t ignore your cravings instead replace them with something healthy
- Devote at least 15-20 minutes of your day towards your goal
- Surround yourself with people who will encourage and support you throughout your journey