22 Resolutions that will Improve your Health in 2022

It is that time of year when everyone is making New Year’s resolutions to start the year right and improve their health. New Year’s Resolutions are notably hard to stick to and usually fade away by February. Good news, we have made some realistic New Year’s goals to consider when making your list for 2022!

  1. Integrate Exercise Into Your Daily Routine for Optimal Health

While this is a typical New Years Resolution, we recommend that you make time each day for exercise to stick to this goal. Find what works best for you and your schedule, and set aside time every day, even if it’s just for a walk, to ensure that this resolution does not fade away.

2. Cook Healthy Food At Home

Cooking at home can help save money and ensure you are eating clean food. You can track what you are putting in your body and make sure you serve yourself the right portions.

3. Consume Less Alcohol

We are not saying to cut out alcohol completely, but restricting alcohol to weekends, holidays, and occasions can help your health and make you feel better. 

4. Get More Sleep

Sleep is one of the most vital aspects of a healthy lifestyle, and many people do not get the hours they need. Giving your body the rest it needs can help lower stress levels, increase the positive aspects of exercise, and improve your mood.

5. Use Moderation When Eating Your Favorite Snack

Indulging in your favorite snack is an excellent way of self-care. However, portion control and moderation are essential.

6. Cut Out Soda

Cutting out soda entirely from your diet has countless health benefits like lowering your blood sugar, whitening your teeth, and losing weight. Soda can cause lousy gut health, yellow teeth, and high sugar levels.

7. Drink More Water

There are endless benefits to drinking water, and many people forget that hydration is a critical factor to a healthy lifestyle. 

8. Incorporate a Vegetable in Every Meal

Adding a vegetable to every meal can make a huge difference in your diet and health. You do not need to change every meal you make entirely, but making sure a vegetable is in there is the best way to go.

9. Yoga

Yoga is a great way to stretch your body and to let the stress of the day fade away. Yoga allows for you to unwind and for your body to decompress.

10. Wash Your Face Before Bed

Washing your face before bed helps with acne and is a sign for your body to relax and go to bed. There is no better feeling than going to bed with a clean face. 

11. Cut Out Plastic Water Bottles

Plastic bottles have many toxins that can leak into the water, which is terrible for your health, on top of the fact that plastic water bottles are not suitable for the planet.

12. Stop Eating Fast Food

It is no secret that fast food is not suitable for you; cutting down or completely out fast food can make a huge difference in your health. 

13. Be More Punctual 

Constantly being late can cause stress levels to increase. No one wants to feel stressed all the time; cutting out enough time to make sure you get everywhere on time can make a huge difference in your day.

14. Find an Active Hobby

Finding an activity that you enjoy doing and are active in is a great way to incorporate exercise into your life while having fun and staying social. Look at local gyms and recreation centers for an activity or team you can be a part of. 

15. Find a Why

It is impossible to stick to a resolution without why that resonates with you. Find why you want to accomplish your resolutions or change your lifestyle and keep repeating that throughout the year to keep you on track.

16. Take Time for Yourself

It can sometimes feel impossible to find time for yourself in today’s world. Make time to reflect, turn off your phone, and do something for yourself.

17. Take Your Time

Change doesn’t happen overnight. Be patient with yourself and your goals. 

18. Keep a Planner

Organizing your day will reduce stress and help you find time to exercise and accomplish everything you need to. Planners are also a great way to keep track of your goals and remind you of your “why.”

19. Reduce Your Screen Time

Spending less time in front of the TV or your phone can help to alleviate stress and also for you to maximize your day. Everything is okay with moderation, but be sure to keep track of your screen time. 

20. Start a Food Journal

Tracking what you eat can help ensure that you are staying on track of diet or lifestyle goals. Find a way to incorporate time into your schedule each day to keep on track. 

21. Bring a Friend on the Journey

Having someone to keep you and them accountable will help make sure you follow through with your goals. It will also allow you to talk to someone who understands precisely what you are going through. 

22. Meal Prep

Taking the time each week to meal prep can help with unhealthy snacking and standing by your resolution even when busy. 

How do you know if they worked? 

To make sure that your resolutions make a difference in your life, you need to have a strong baseline. At Reliable MD, you can get that baseline of your current health and make 2022 your best self!

Contact us to get your annual physical and see how successful your resolutions are! 

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