Adding healthy to your life in the new year

Adding healthy to your life in the new year

Happy New Year!

Did you start 2018 off with an endless list of resolutions? You’re not the only one. Scientists found that 40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions. The bad news is; most of the good intentions don’t last. About 8% of people achieve their goals. But don’t give up all hope! Achieving your goals starts with a single step in the right direction. Building a healthy lifestyle takes time. Don’t blame yourself if you make a mistake. We’re not striving for perfection. Just a life filled with healthy choices and some chocolate as a treat.

Here are three small things you can do if you want to live a healthier life in 2018.

  1. Set a specific goal
    Maybe you set yourself the goal to eat healthy this year. Then, boom (lots of fireworks), it’s 2018, you have no idea where to start, and so, nothing changes. You still eat the foods you promised yourself you’d stop eating while wishing you wouldn’t. Set a specific goal. For example, this week I want to eat 3 servings of fruit every day. 
  2. Determine how you are going to reach this goal
    How  — in the name of all fruits and veggies  — are you going to achieve your goal? Let’s stick to the example of eating more fruit, shall we? The easiest way to eat more fruit is to add it to the meals you already eat. Add frozen berries to your oatmeal. Try a sandwich with peanut butter and banana. Try adding pomegranate seeds to a salad. The possibilities are endless. 
  3. Reward yourself if you did
    Because, hello! You did something amazing! You’ve reached your first goal of the year, and now you fall into that category of the chosen 8% who achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Reward yourself with a warm bubble bath and then, stick to your new found healthy habit. Keep on adding the health!
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