6 Tips to Be a Healthier You in the New Year

This year can be your best year yet if you take the time to have a plan for your health

James Wilson
December 30, 2018
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  Are you ready to take on 2019? Then you need to be prepared to become a better version of yourself for the year ahead. This guide is going to introduce you to some of the things you can do to become a healthier you in the coming year.

Know Your Weaknesses

Everyone starts from a different point. The key is not to necessarily gain the health and fitness of a professional athlete. It’s to improve and to become a healthier version of you by the time 2020 rolls around. So, think about your weaknesses and consider which areas you need to focus on.

Change Your Diet the Right Way

There are many ways to change your diet. Most guides will tell you to cut things out. But that only makes it more likely that you’re going to fail, and studies support this. Instead of eliminating things from your diet, replace things in your diet. Finding something similar that satisfies you is the answer because then you won’t feel like you’re missing out. For example, some people replace chocolate with dates. Some people replace their usual sugar coffee kick with fresh fruits packed with natural sugar. It’s trial and error but you’ll find the right option.

Dedicate Yourself to Movement

You don’t have to sign up for a gym membership that you’ll inevitably stop using by February. Think about ways in which you can change your daily life to incorporate movement. For example, consider walking or cycling to work instead of driving. Take those team meetings and turn them into walking meetings. There are so many ways in which you can easily incorporate exercise into your day without disruption.

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Consider Your Emotional Health

The fittest person in the world can be unhealthy if they don’t take care of their emotional health. Examine your intimate relationships and think about whether you can improve them. It could even involve drastic measures like counseling. According to the experts at Mental Health Resources, a facility that provides marriage counseling in Memphis, TN, “Couples therapists work to provide a trustworthy and safe environment which can contain and manage couples’ anger, frustration and contempt.” It’s easy to forget about your emotional health when you’re entirely focused on physical health. Both are equally as important.

Become a Stronger Person with Mindfulness

Mindfulness training could involve something like yoga or meditation. The most successful business people in the world regularly practice mindfulness training to better cope with stress and to improve their emotional health. Practice mindfulness and strengthen your mind. You’ll be better able to cope with stress and you’ll find it easier to manage your overall mental health.

Have a Plan for Your Goals

Now that you have your goals for the upcoming year, you need a plan for how to get there. Most people make the mistake of compiling a list of goals and doing nothing else. You should have a detailed plan outlining your milestones and how you intend on getting there. By doing this it makes it more likely that you’ll stick to your goals and eventually succeed.

Last Word – Making this Year the Best Year Yet

This year can be your best year yet if you take the time to have a plan for your health. Your physical and mental health determines everything else you’re going to do in 2019. The key is to have a plan and to know where to dedicate your time. Don’t shy away from the challenges ahead and you’ll reap the rewards this time next year. How are you going to make 2019 a healthy one?