5 healthy resolutions other than losing weight

5 healthy resolutions other than losing weight

The New Year is here.

It is a tradition to set goals to improve at areas of your life that you consider weaknesses. Many default to losing weight. However, adopting healthy habits is so much more than what you weigh. It is a lifestyle.

Let’s take at 5 healthy resolutions you should consider:

1. Don’t use your mobile phone before bed:
While it is tempting to go through unanswered emails and messages right before bed, it can wreak havoc on sleep quality. New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston shows that reading from an iPad before sleeping makes it harder to fall asleep, and also affects your alertness the next day.

2. Drink more water:
This resolution does not have to be applied just at the beginning of the year; it can be started whenever. Switching out sugary drinks for water will make a difference health wise. Sugary drinks can affect the immune system negatively. Water detoxifies the body, flushes out toxins, and hydrates your skin and hair for natural beauty. Drinking water also helps prevent kidney stones.

3. Eat organic, nutrient rich foods:
Diet is the most important aspect of health. You are what you eat. In this New Year, choose the good stuff. Foods like vegetables, dark leafy greens, seeds, nuts and fruits are the way to go. Eating organic also ensures less exposure to pesticides.

4. Floss more:
A lot of attention is paid to brushing, but not nearly as much to flossing. However, flossing is vital to the health of you teeth, gums, and mouth. It helps prevent cavities and diseases like gingivitis.

5. Read more books:
It is the norm to binge-watch your favorite television series after a long day. However, you can change that. Reading books allow you to use your imagination and create the pictures in your head.

It also stimulates your neurons and helps your memory.

NOTE: We will add our personal favorite: Listen to music more, it will give you an instant mood lift and will make you happy! Music is also known to activate the brain.

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REFERENCES:
1. “EEG Changes Due to Experimentally Induced 3G Mobile Phone Radiation.” PLoS ONE. Public Library of Science, 08 June 2015. Web. 9 Jan. 2016.
2. “Dietary and Pharmacologic Management to Prevent Recurrent Nephrolithiasis in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Dietary and Pharmacologic Management to Prevent Recurrent Nephrolithiasis.” Annals of Internal Medicine. Annals of Internal Medicine, n.d. Web. 9 Jan. 2016.
3. “Estimating Pesticide Exposure from Dietary Intake and Organic Food Choices: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).” Environmental Health Perspectives. Environmental Health Perspectives, 5 Feb. 2015. Web. 9 Jan. 2016.
4. “16 Healthy Resolutions That Aren’t Losing Weight.” The Huffington Post. HuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 9 Jan. 2016.

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