Getting fit, eating right and living a healthy lifestyle are always some of the top resolutions every New Year. We all know in our guts that we should be living healthier happier lives and every year many of us find ourselves with the same predicament: we start off strong and then by February weve given up. Four weeks go by and weve come up with every excuse in the book to avoid getting off our bums and eating rightlife gets in the way, work is taking too much of our time, we have to take care of our families, our friends think were nuts, etc. etc.
One solution that I have found incredibly helpful is to make small changes that really add up over time. We can allow incredible shifts to occur if we commit to taking small simple actions toward a bigger goal.
Below youll find easy and simple ways to improve your health through 2013 and beyond.
Beginning a meditation practive is one of the easiest ways to reduce stress and help with a multitude of emotional, mental and physical road blocks. The best part? Its completely free! All you need is a few minutes and your breath. If youre not sure where to start ,check out some Meditation Motivation tools to help you begin, and to keep your own meditation practice going through 2013.
Green Juices & Smoothies for Breakfast
Making green juices or smoothies for breakfast is probably the easiest way to ensure that youre getting enough greens in your diet. The advantages of greens are endless, including changing the body from acidic to alkaline, helping with bowel issues, clearing up skin, and refreshing cells in the body.
Use YouTube for Your Workouts
Not having time to work out is one of the biggest excuses people use to not get off their bums. Heres some news for you: if youve got 10 minutes free, you have enough time to work out. The best part? Theres no fancy expensive gym membership required! YouTube makes it extraordinarily easy to make sure you get in a good workout, even if you only have a few minutes. Simply do a search for your favorite fitness guru, or try one of several YouTube fitness celebrities.
Im a big believer in the advantages of making forgiveness a daily practice. If we hold on to stuff that makes us angry, we only fuel negative thoughts, which in turn leads to emotional and even physical problems. Sometimes, forgiveness is easier said than done. Fortunately there are plenty of people out there who have tried to make it practical for daily life.
Instead of driving everywhere, try walking, biking, or taking public transit. This is one of my favorite fitness hacks because it forces you to get off your behind and move. If you live two blocks from the pharmacy or the grocery store, try walking there. If you can make it happen, take the bus, subway or train to work, and if you can walk or bike to the gym, even better!
Health isnt just about the physical bodyit involves your mind and soul as well. By taking small actions to keep your overall health, in check youll soon find yourself taking on bigger initiatives to make your healthy lifestyle really stick.
Heres to a happy and healthy 2013 and beyond!