12 Months to a Healthier you – one small change each month to ease into a healthier lifestyle
The general condition of the body or mind, especially in terms of the presence or absence of illnesses, injuries, or impairments. The general condition of something in terms of soundness, vitality, and proper functioning.
January (Focus on the Positive) –
Cut yourself some slack! Focusing on what you don’t like about your body can actually make you more susceptible to illness. Find those things you love and put more emphasis on those.
February (Keep a Food Diary) –
Tracking your meals can make you more conscious about what you’re really eating, and where you can make smarter choices.
March (Cut out Added Sugar) –
Fruit is good. Candy… not so much. High consumption of sugar is linked to weight gain, and can increase risk of heart disease. When you crave something sweet, reach for fruit instead.
April (Make it a Meal Prep Month) –
It’s easier to eat clean when healthy meals are already in your fridge. Set aside a day to plan and prep your food each week. Check out the Useful Blog for meal preps to get you started.
May (Start a New Workout Program) –
Avoid a weight loss or fitness plateau by changing up your workout routine. Head over to new workouts that will keep challenging your body to get stronger.
June (Drink Water every Morning) –
You wake up dehydrated, so drink a glass of water as soon as you start your day. Not only is it a refreshing habit, it can also help with weight loss.
July (Aim for 10,000 Steps per day) –
Walking helps you burn extra calories and combat the risks that come with a sedentary lifestyle. It can even help you get out of a mental rut.
August (Go Junk Food FREE) –
Highly processed food loaded with sugar, salt, chemicals, and trans fat leads to a host of health tissues ranging from obesity to diabetes to cardiovascular issues.
September (Add Meditation to your Daily Routine) –
Too much stress can repair muscle recovery making leg day even worse. Meditation has been shown to reduce the impact of stressors like daily hassles and psychological issues by up to 44%.
October (Celebrate Meatless Monday) –
October is National Vegetarian Month. Going meat – free for a day can introduce you to new healthy foods to love, can help lower your BMI, and is good for the environment.
November (Train for a Turkey Trot) –
Make every workout count by signing up for a walk or run at the end of the month. When you focus on performance, you’re more likely to be satisfied with your training and achieve your goals.
December (Get more Sleep) –
Make sure you’re getting enough shut – eye during the holiday season. Poor sleep can lead to weight gain, but getting seven hours or more of good sleep a night can speed up weight loss.