Kick off the New Year with the goal of becoming stronger and healthier naturally.
New Year’s resolutions are often easier said than done. Not to worry…in this post, we’re breaking down the components of a healthy lifestyle into 52 simple, holistic health tips.
Each week, pick one health tip you think you can accomplish. The activities listed below are easy to manage in seven days, and will have a positive impact on your well-being. Over the course of the year, you will see the positive results of these simple, healthy changes in yourself and your family.
Note: some of the tips may require a bit of advance planning, so feel free to take these activities in whatever order works for you.
#1 Visit your local farmer’s market for fresh fruits and vegetables.
#2 Park at the far end of the grocery store lot and walk.
#3 Spend 15 minutes in silent meditation before bed.
#4 Try a new vegetable.
#5 Buy a water bottle and increase your water intake.
#6 Take up an active hobby with a friend, like geocaching.
#7 Stretch in the morning to prepare for the day.
#8 Cook at least four meals at home.
#9 Try a green smoothie.
#10 Buy olive and coconut oil instead of corn or canola oil.
#11 Add salmon to your grocery list.
#12 Make getting enough sleep a priority.
#13 Trash the sodas.
#14 Start reading food labels.
#15 When you go to check the mail, keep walking for at least 15 minutes.
#16 Take a moment every few hours to check your breathing.
#17 Set aside time to be away from electronics.
#18 Have a glass of heart-healthy wine with dinner.
#19 Get a massage.
#20 Take your time eating meals.
#21 Set a timer on your computer to remind yourself to stretch.
#22 Make your own lunch.
#23 Take an improv class to reduce stress and anxiety.
#24 Visit with nature at the local zoo or park, or in your own backyard.
#25 Start using fresh herbs to cleanse your home and spirit.
#26 Drink herbal teas.
#27 Grab a friend and practice yoga.
#28 Listen to music.
#29 Take time and pay close attention to your body, such as examining your fingernails.
#30 Try some wheatgrass
#31 Go on a detox.
#32 Give your skin some TLC.
#33 Start using essential oils.
#34 Help others and help yourself by volunteering.
#35 Be mindful of your bowels.
#36 Take baths with natural sea salts or essential oils.
#37 Make some easy food exchanges in your diet.
#38 Nurture your relationships.
#39 Read a book for pleasure.
#40 Bike to the coffee shop.
#41 Start boosting your immune system
#42 Stock your purse or car with healthy snacks that stay fresh.
#43 Make a plan for holiday parties so you’re not caught unprepared.
#44 Go play outside with the kids.
#45 Explore interesting areas of your town on foot.
#46 Trade your chemical cleaners for homemade ones.
#47 Start using a quality water purifier.
#48 Keep raw, local honey in the cupboard.
#49 Slow Down.
#50 Find a rec league sport that fits your lifestyle.
#51 Choose vegetables by color.
#52 Brush and floss regularly, just like your mom taught you.
Often, the gap between where we are right now and where we want to be is overwhelming. If you want to start living a healthy, holistic lifestyle for better well-being, don’t be daunted by the number of suggestions and advice columns out there.
“The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step,” and your journey to a healthy, whole lifestyle can begin with a single activity. We look forward to bringing you more holistic health tips throughout the coming year and beyond.