2020 was a devastating year that didn’t just lead to more deaths, but it destroyed global economies too. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all, and many businesses have shut down as well in its wake. However, life, as always, moves on. In 2021, things are expected to be different, because as they always say, the night is darkest before dawn.
You might be on the verge of giving up, or things might not be looking that good for you, but the turn of the year brings with it something that you might be in dire need of: hope. But, as always, you can’t expect things to miraculously change. There are several things that you have to do if you want to make 2021 your year.
Set a plan with goals
One thing is to want to be healthier, and the other is to know how you want to do it. Without a plan, there is no goal and no result. So I propose you set a defined plan, in days, weeks or months so that it is easier for you to know what you should do each week and the objectives to achieve it.
Once you meet stages or goals, you will see how it is easier to continue and you have greater motivation for it.
Reflect on others who have made it
If your friend no longer smokes, the cousin is thinner and our relatives have managed to opt for a healthier lifestyle, you should know that it is really not impossible. So to be much healthier this 2021, seek advice and see what others have done. Do not be obsessed with following their style, because each person is different and maybe that does not work for you, but it is good to see that they succeeded.
Drink more water
Water hydrates us and is very good for our health. For this reason, in 2021, one of the key goals that you need to set for yourself is to drink more water. Water is the essential building block of life. It is also purifying, it will help you regulate the intestine and it also satisfies your thirst, so in principle you will have less desire to eat.
Drink water throughout the day, at breakfast, at lunch, in the afternoon and at night and increase your intake in summer.
According to the WHO, physical inactivity is a global public health problem. And at least 60% of the world’s population does not perform the physical activity necessary for health benefits.
They attribute it to insufficient participation in physical activity during leisure time and an increase in sedentary behaviors during work and domestic activities. Increased use of ‘passive’ means of transport has also reduced physical activity.
This is why you have to move, whether you exercise or walk, climb stairs or are working in front of the computer and you have to stop to get up, move, do stretching and some exercise.
Increase the intake of fruits and reduce the ultra-processed
Yes, we know that this point is one of the most difficult, burgers attract us, we love bags of potatoes, but do you know that they do not contribute anything good for your health? Now there are many healthier snack alternatives that mimic potato chips, so you better have it on your budget.
Therefore, you have to increase your daily fruit intake. And to reduce fried or ultra-processed foods, you just have to look on the label for the amount of fat and sugar they contain. We don’t want to say that these bad habits have to be suppressed all at once, but perhaps set aside a single day for all your cheating and then treat yourself to it. You will see that with time you do not miss them.
Meat lovers should not give it up altogether, but they should lower the amount of beef that one consumes per day. For this there are turkey, chicken, pork and rabbit. And veal can also be taken once a week according to nutritionists because it also has good properties such as various vitamins and minerals such as iron. Increasing fish is better for health. If you adopt these simple habits, you will notice a dramatic change in your health and well-being within a few months only!