A new year is always a great time to change your old habits that have been bogging you down in life. It feels like a fresh start, so while January is still young, its time to get up and kick out some bad habits by doing the following:
Trim your TV time
Too much TV is bad for your health. It makes your life immobile, affecting your blood sugar and fat and sugar levels and exposing you to heart problems, stroke and obesity. There is a reason TV is called the idiot box. Many TV shows nowadays have very little enlightening content. You should go for more enriching pass times like reading, meditation etc.
Stop smoking and excessive drinking
Smoking kills 500,000 people every year in the United States alone through various tobacco related illnesses. To avoid becoming part of that horrifying statistic it is time to throw out that smoke. If you find the withdrawal too tough to deal with, you might want to try nicotine patches or electronic cigarettes. They are much safer than a burning cigarette and feel just like the real thing. If you’re new to the world of e-cigs, there are plenty of sites like ecigsopedia.com where you’ll find everything you’ll need to know about this new phenomenon. Another demon you need to exorcise this year is excessive alcohol consumption. Alcohol is bad for almost every organ in your body and kills millions each year. Cutting alcohol outright may be hard but you can start by reducing the number of glasses per day and try socializing without the booze.
Stay away from junk food
Junk food may be convenient but it won’t do any favors to your waist line and blood cholesterol. Fast food is rich in bad fat and harmful chemicals that increase the risk of diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease. Instead of rushing to McDonalds or Burger King for fries and a soda at lunch break, why not pack a healthy homemade meal and fruit juice or opt for a healthy food joint or salad bar?
Cutting back on stress will do your health a world of good. The formula for eliminating stress is easy; hang around positive people who appreciate you, set realistic expectations, exercise regularly and meditate.
Procrastination is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving our life goals. If you find yourself pushing important activities to later times then you are approaching life the wrong way. Prioritize your goals, get out of your comfort zone and get busy with the things that matter in life.
Spring is barely a few weeks away and that promises the prospect of lazy afternoons on the beach. When that time comes you want to step out with confidence, so there is no better time to start trimming your weight. This is also a step in the right direction when it comes to health and fitness. Obesity exacerbates many health conditions so hit the gym and check your food intake.
The saying “use it or lose it” applies for almost every part of your body. You should try to keep your mind and body engaged as much as possible. It’s not only good for your health but also helps to increase your energy levels. Instead of sitting around the house in pajamas all day, get yourself a hobby, preferably sports. Even on holidays when you have few formal engagements, get up early, do some household chores, go out for a jog, fill a cross word puzzle or just anything that keeps your body from going into full time standby.
Surely this looks like quite a lot to do all at once but if you stop and think how beneficial it would be to just try pick one of the above and get on with it, it could pretty quickly lead to a snow-ball effect. Anyway, it’s always good to just try and see how easy it gets after a while And what better time to begin the process of change than right now. This really could be a great year ahead of you. Why not give it a helping hand?
Stay gorgeous everyone!