It’s no secret that the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.
I know I’ve made the resolution time and time again, this year being no exception.
But this year, in addition to losing weight (because I need to, the scale, not my own vanity, says so) I’m going to focus on being more healthy in general. I don’t think I’m going to watch the numbers as closely as I used to.
Instead, I’m going to focus on being more active and on making food substitutions that are healthier and better for me.
I’m going to drink more water. I’ve gotten really bad about this and it’s something so simple, easy and free to do. Every system in your body performs optimally when you’re well hydrated. For an adult, that’s about 64 ounces of water a day.
I’m going to eat more vegetables and fruits. Both are full of fiber – and help fill you up and keep you satisfied longer than simple carbohydrates or sugars.
And I’m going to try to take a walk around the block every day at lunchtime. It’s not that far. I’m under no delusion that “counts” as my exercise for the day. But I sit at a desk all day long and getting moving will not only clear my head, but it’ll get my blood flowing as well and stave off the afternoon sleepies.
What are you doing in the new year for a healthier, happier you?