Thinking about all that junk food you ate during the holiday season? Looking for a way to get healthy across 2016? Well, you are not alone! Many people look to this time of year as an opportunity to hit the reset button and get a fresh start on their fitness and health routine. Our team at Nosegay is like all of our readers and anxious to get healthy in 2016. We did some digging and came up with these tips and tricks for getting fit in the New Year.
Drink lots of water. This was found in all of our research. Your body can’t reset without a lot of water in it. Our goal is to drink 8 full glasses of water each day. It’ll make your skin look great too!
Check out a new gym. We know how packed the gym can get in January but by February it’s empty again. Make sure when you are checking out new gyms that you are confident you’ll use your membership for more than just a month. Try out a few before picking a new one. See how it works in your routine before signing on the dotted line.
MEDITATE. Find 5-10 minutes each day to clear your mind. No electronics, no work, NOTHING. This will help you to set yourself up for success every day.
Find an exercise routine you ENJOY. It’s not enough to just go to the gym, you’ve got to enjoy it while you are there or you won’t go back. Get rid of those boring gym classes you hate or stop doing the elliptical if you aren’t motivated by it. Find something you enjoy! That way you are more likely to stick with it.
Walk it out. Sitting at your desk and not walking around throughout the day was so 2015 – it’s time to get up and move! Get something to help you track your steps and start marching your way to 10,000 steps a day.
Don’t forget about breakfast. Research shows that you should be eating within 30 minutes of waking up each day. It helps to get your body and metabolism started so don’t forget about it! Also, make sure to include some protein when it comes to eating breakfast.
Make time to sleep. Even if you can live on less than 8 hours of sleep, why would you want to? Sleep is a way to get energy and prepare your body for the next day. Find a way to make time to sleep for 8 hours each night. Hint: it’s easier to fall asleep if you shut off all of your electronics (tv, phone, etc.) an hour before falling asleep.
Smile: Find something that makes you smile in 2016! It’s great if it flowers but if it’s not, find whatever works for you. This year should be all about being happy!