When people sit down to make their new year’s resolutions, one resolution is likely to pop up on almost everyone’s list – losing weight. While that’s not necessarily a bad goal to achieve, sometimes it’s a daunting and pretty big goal to set. When goals like losing weight are set too high, they have a pretty high failure rate.
So this year, why not try setting resolutions that aren’t related to losing weight? Here’s a list of healthy habits you can set this year that just might actually indirectly help you shed some pounds in a realistic way.
Get more sleep.
Considering the lack of sleep epidemic that’s going on, this is one goal that most of us could probably benefit from. Sleep has been tied to tons of health benefits, including losing weight so you might just get some weight loss benefits out of this goal indirectly.
Cut your sugar intake.
Sugar consumption has been linked to increased cancer risk, disease risk, and metabolic disorders, and even obesity. Most people consume over the daily recommended amount of sugar so try making checking the nutrition label your goal this year and cut back on your sugar intake.
Instead of cutting things out, why not try adding healthy behaviors in? Meditation is a great practice to reduce stress and anxiety and can also improve your heart health.
Plan a trip.
Traveling is good for the soul and planning one or a couple of trips for the year can help spark motivation and inspiration.
Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community and meet new people. Besides the benefit that others get from your good deeds, volunteering can also be a health benefit for you too.