20 Simple Ways to Start a Healthier Routine Before the New Year
The New Year is just around the corner, but there‚s no need to wait until January 1st to prioritize your health. Why not start implementing a healthier routine now? After all, it‚s been said that it takes roughly 30 days to change a habit so this month is a perfect time to get started. This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we‚re sharing 20 simple ways you can kickstart a healthier routine before the clock strikes midnight! setting a resolution.
- Set Your Intention
- Get Outside Every Day
- Try a New Fitness Class
- Start Your Morning with a Green Smoothie or Smoothie Bowl
- Give Meditation a Try
- Start Writing in a Gratitude Journal
- Stock Up on Supplements that Work for You
- Make Your Sleep a Priority
- Create a Morning Routine
- Look into Your Financial Health
- Go ‚Meatless Monday‚
- Eat More Vegetables
- Craft Your Winter Wellness Ritual
- Give Your Immune System a Healthy Boost
- Prioritize Your Self-Care
- Take Control of Your Cravings
- Reduce Your Stress
- Eat a Gut-Friendly Diet
- Unplug from Technology
- Slow Down
Set Your Intention
First things first, it‚s important to get clear on your intention. How do you want to feel? Why is your health important to you? Understanding your why will be extremely helpful when it comes to starting a new wellness routine ‚ and sticking with it. Start thinking about your intention now, and it will make setting a New Year resolution (that actually feels good to you) a breeze!
Get Outside Every Day
The weather outside may be frightful, but fresh air does a body, mind and soul good. Make it a goal to get outside at least for a few minutes every day ‚ whether it be soaking up the sunshine during your morning coffee or bundling up for a brisk walk around the block.
Try a New Fitness Class
Are you bored by your fitness routine? Shake things up by trying a new fitness class that excites you! The best part about it: you don‚t even have to leave your home to squeeze in a good workout session. Here are some tips to crush your at-home workouts this winter!
Start Your Morning with a Green Smoothie or Smoothie Bowl
Not sure where to start with a healthier routine? Start in the kitchen with your breakfast! What you eat in the morning fuels your workday, so opt for something wholesome and energizing like a green smoothie or smoothie bowl. You‚ll love our ‚Get Your Greens‚ Smoothie Bowl recipe, which is packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like spinach, banana, lemon, flaxseed and our Green Vibrance Superfood Powder.
Give Meditation a Try
If one of your goals is to bring more mindfulness into the new year, now is a great time to start living in the present moment. Practice deep breathing or give meditation a try ‚ be it through walking meditation, self-guided body scans or using a free meditation app such as Insight Timer for extra support.
Start Writing in a Gratitude Journal
Practicing gratitude allows you to reflect on the many blessings in your life, and it has even been proven to enhance your wellbeing. One simple way to bring more gratitude into your routine is through keeping a daily gratitude journal ‚ writing down what you‚re grateful for each morning. Here are 5 additional ways you can practice gratitude this holiday season and beyond!
Stock Up on Supplements that Work for You
As you strive to create a healthier routine, you‚ll want to make sure you‚ve got all the tools to support you ‚ starting in your kitchen cabinet. For starters, it‚s important to stock up on supplements that work for you. After all, each one of us is unique so choose supplements based on your current wellness needs, whether it be a probiotic-packed superfood powder (like Green Vibrance), Vitamin D3 or Immune Defense.
Make Your Sleep a Priority
If improving sleep is one of your focuses, take this month to begin implementing strategies for a healthier sleep routine. Try these wellness tips for healthy sleep to get started now!
Create a Morning Routine
Developing a solid morning routine can help set your day up for success and productivity! Add in healthy practices that work for you such as journaling, positive affirmations, or meditation.
Look into Your Financial Health
While you‚re focusing on creating a healthier routine, it‚s also a good time to look into your financial health (and wealth) too. Consider designing a self-care routine for your finances to set you up for a successful year ahead!
Go ‚Meatless Monday‚
Curious about going vegetarian in the new year? There‚s no need to make the change overnight! A great way to dip your toe in is starting out with Meatless Mondays ‚ one day a week dedicated to eating a vegetarian diet. Try it out this month to see how it goes!
Eat More Vegetables
A healthy meal plan starts with how you fuel your body. Instead of focusing on starting a new strict diet or going on a cleanse, simply make it a point to eat more vegetables. Packed with vitamins, nutrients, and dietary fiber, veggies are a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Here are some winter produce items to try this season!
Craft Your Winter Wellness Ritual
If you‚re struggling to stick to a healthy routine, creating a winter wellness ritual is a great place to start. Try these practical everyday tips to boost your wellbeing and self-care this season and beyond!
Give Your Immune System a Healthy Boost
With cold and flu season upon us, you‚re going to want to protect yourself by giving your immune system some TLC. Stay healthy with these expect-backed immune-boosters!
Prioritize Your Self-Care
Self-care is not selfish; in fact it‚s a key part of a healthy routine. After all, those who engage in self-care practices report feeling happier and less stressed. Here are some self-care ideas to integrate into your life starting now!
Take Control of Your Cravings
Are your winter cravings out of control right now? Between work holiday parties and family gatherings, there‚s sweet treats everywhere this time of year. And while we‚re all for enjoying yourself, pesky sugar cravings can be super frustrating. Try these simple health hacks to take charge of your sugar cravings once and for all!
Reduce Your Stress
Let‚s all vow to leave the stress behind us as we gear up to welcome 2022. Who‚s with us? These simple stress-busters will help you keep your cool this holiday season!
Eat a Gut-Friendly Diet
It‚s time to give your gut the love it deserves! Consuming a gut-friendly diet helps to improve your digestion and build up a healthy microbiome. Fresh produce, legumes, beans, grass-fed meat, seafood, healthy fats and fermented food are all part of a gut-healthy diet.
Unplug from Technology
Are you spending too much time online? Taking a break from technology can make a world of a difference ‚ having a positive impact on your mental health, sleep, relationships and mindset. With the holidays upon us, now is the perfect time to start a digital detox so you can be more present with your friends, family and most importantly ‚ yourself!
Last but not least, sometimes one of the best things you can do for your health is to simply slow down. Making time for relaxation can prevent burnout, reduce stress and calm the mind. Here are some healthy ways you can bring more relaxation into your day-to-day routine!
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