Start the New Year Right: Build Healthier Habits for a Healthier You
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Start the New Year Right: Build Healthier Habits for a Healthier You

Start the New Year Right: Build Healthier Habits for a Healthier You

Fitness & Wellness | December 7, 2021
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Starting on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Here are some key points to remember if you want to set goals that you can easily achieve.

As 2021 comes to a close, most people are starting to write their New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight, eating healthier, exercising, and prioritizing self-care are all great wellness goals. The challenge, however, is sticking to said resolutions. That’s why people set the same goal every single year.

There is no doubt that creating change is a challenge, and goals do not happen overnight. Without a change in mindset, lifestyle, and long-term sustainable commitment, it would be difficult to break this cycle.

Remember—slow progress is better than a fast one with short-term results. If you want to increase your chances of succeeding with your health goals, set realistic goals and take concrete steps rather than doing everything cold-turkey to attain it. Focus first on the simple things that work best for you and build a foundation on proper knowledge about food and nutrition. 

To help you get started in improving your health, I suggest that you follow these healthy behaviors in your life until they develop into habits

Start Making Some Simple Swaps in Your Kitchen

A healthy kitchen makeover is one of the best ways to start your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Switch to healthier pantry staples to ensure that you can make a nutritious yet flavorful meal every day. Start with the oil that you use, then change the condiment you use the most. These simple swaps can build up to a huge difference. 

Stay Hydrated

Drinking adequate water keeps your system clean and flushes out all the toxins from your body. While tough, this means nixing sugary drinks and learning to love water. This also includes sugary, artificially-flavored drinks that claim to help you lose weight or claim to help curb your cravings. Stick to water—your body will definitely thank you for it.  

Start Reading Labels

It’s about time you pay attention to the nutrition information and ingredients of a certain food product so that you make smart and healthier choices. Focus on the little details and beware of unhealthy ingredients and false claims. Steering clear of anything artificial (colors, flavors, sugars) is a good start. 

Get Your Body Moving

Daily exercise is an essential part of sustaining a healthy lifestyle. This doesn’t mean you have to deadlift 100 lbs on the first try. Start small with activities like leisure walking and some light stretching. Likewise, you can start with 15 minutes a day, then gradually increase the duration from 30 minutes to 1 hour per day at your own pace. 

Increase Your Knowledge

Increase your knowledge and apply your learnings. Consider joining nutrition webinars like the Baron Method’s 5-Day Webinar Series

What’s more, they’re offering an E-voucher this December, which you can use this coming 2022! It’s a perfect gift for you or your loved ones who want to start on a healthy lifestyle. To find out more about the webinar series, you can reach out to them through Facebook, Instagram or visit their website at www.baronmethod.com for more information.

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Harvie’s Sports Nutrition knowledge came from a Diploma in Sports Nutrition from Oxford College with high distinction. The practice evolved and became a source for nutrition information notjustfor athletes butfor anyone who wanted to improve their quality of life. Harvie also holds a Certificate III in Fitness from the Australian Fitness Network. Harvie lives by his principle “Transform your Health through the Healing Power of Food” He believes that, as a nutritionist, he has to be credible in terms of his health, lifestyle, and eating habits. At present, Harvie specializes in working with individual clients, focusing on improving the conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, adrenal issues, and high cholesterol. He is the founder of the Baron Method.
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