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10 New Year’s Resolutions to Maximize Your Health and Wellness in 2019

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Every year the masses engage in making New Year’s resolutions designed to conquer bad habits, improve health, bring wealth, and generally improve their lives for the coming 365 days.

Most people’s resolutions last a few hours to a few days. They find themselves scouring the web for needless purchases, skipping the gym the next day, and munching on a late-night, high-calorie snack.

If this sounds all-too-familiar, maybe you’re not making the right resolutions. Instead of dealing with the regret that comes as surely — and quickly — as Groundhog Day, why not take a more thoughtful and doable approach to your 2019 New Year’s resolutions? It’s possible to set achievable goals that will maximize your health and wellness, improving your quality of life.

10 New Year’s resolutions for a healthier, more fulfilling 2019

While these resolutions can’t guarantee wealth by beefing up your bank account, they can help you get a jump on a more healthful lifestyle. You’ll feel better, gain confidence, and experience fulfillment by incorporating these simple tips. Try resolving to put a few into practice, or try them all! They’re certainly doable!

1. Get more sleep

Catching the right amount of zzz’s is essential to every component of good health. By getting 7-8 hours per night of solid sleep, you’ll improve your cardiovascular system, prevent weight gain, reduce anxiety and depression, and so much more. Having trouble getting the sleep you need? Try a warm shower or bath before bed, put away your technology at least 30 minutes prior to getting in bed, and make sure your room is comfortably cool.

2. Exercise is important

Exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle. It can also help you sleep better. Just 30-60 minutes of brisk walking a few times a week can help reduce your risks for heart disease and diabetes.

3. Eat to live

A healthy diet is the cornerstone to a healthy life. Eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Limit your fats, especially trans-fats, and fatty, processed meat. You should also try to avoid processed foods and sugars.

4. Unplug from technology

When you take regular breaks from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you’re allowing yourself to engage in the present moment, and become more mindful. You’ll become more focused, enhance productivity, and sleep better. Giving your eyes a rest can reduce headaches, too.

5. Meditate for your good health

Meditation can help enhance your life, relax you, reduce your blood pressure, and improve your heart health. This simple technique for slowing down your body through breathing and relaxing your mind gives you instant results. There are classes to help you master meditation, or there are simple apps that can guide you.

6. Declutter your surroundings

Have you ever noticed how much more relaxed you become when your environment is clean and free of stacks of paper, piles of clothing, books, and excess “junk”? Immerse yourself in a New Year’s purge and rid your space of useless items you don’t need. Once you conquer the big purging, it will be much easier to keep your environment tidy, clutter-free, relaxing, and inviting.

7. Volunteer!

Volunteering offers so many benefits. When you volunteer, you lower your stress levels, boost your confidence, and enjoy an unmatched sense of purpose and fulfillment. When you volunteer, you engage with other like-minded individuals. Volunteering keeps you active in mind and body.

8. Drink more water

This sounds simple enough, but many Americans, especially older people, suffer from dehydration. When you keep up your water intake, you improve the quality and function of your organs, boost your immune system, and keep your skin looking dewy-fresh. It’s especially important to hydrate after exercise or when you’re outside in the heat.

9. Be thankful

Keep a gratitude journal and watch your mood improve, your confidence build, and anxiety fade. Focusing on being grateful helps improve sleep, boost immunity, and increase an overall feeling of serenity. Looks like “thank you” really is a magic word!

10. Check in with Singh Family Medical Clinic

A regular medical check-up, or physical, will help keep you in good health. Blood pressure, immunizations, and specific tests ensure you’re staying on top of potential health issues. An “all clear” from Dr. Ravinderjit Singh makes you feel on top of the world.

Start today

Make 2019 your healthiest year yet. Start maximizing your wellness by scheduling a physical exam or check-up with Singh Family Medical Clinic in Bakersfield, California. Dr. Singh will make sure you’re taking proper care of yourself and help you find ways to improve your overall health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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