Resolutions for Physical and Nutritional Health
Drinking a glass of water when you wake up in the morning can be a great kick-start to staying hydrated all throughout the day. There are a lot of different claims about what sipping on the water will actually do for you, but there’s no doubt that it’s a good habit to practice!
2. Get moving with small steps
Every workout routine has to start somewhere, so you shouldn’t feel like you have to go all-out in the beginning. One study even says that a 10-minute walk can be just as productive in relieving anxiety as a more strenuous 45-minute workout. A brisk walk over different gradients or just picking up your pace at certain stretches can be a great form of exercise. Why not hop on the treadmill or head to the foothills?
3. Consider more plant-based options
We all know we’re supposed to eat more vegetables than we probably are. Yet changing our eating habits isn’t always that simple. Some people find it’s easier to work more veggies into their morning routine with a yummy banana-spinach. Others might opt for “Meatless Mondays” to try to cut back on their red meat intake. Both can be smart choices.
Pay Attention to Your Community Connections
Your volunteer efforts don’t just help the greater good — it’s also good for you! People who dedicate time to volunteering consistently report feeling a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment. You can lower your stress levels, and even make new friends in the process. To get started, just check out these volunteer options around Boise.
5. Nurture your valued friendships
It doesn’t matter if you’re an introvert or an extrovert, studies continue to show that good, reciprocated friendships directly relate to your happiness. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re giving time to those connections. Schedule a time to talk or meet up with the ones you love. Your friends are just as important as family.
Other Goals for Holistic Health and Wellness
Identifying your personal values is a great practice to help you become more intentional in every aspect of your life. Reflecting on this list of values, for example, may inspire you to adopt more “fun” or “respect for others” into your daily routine. (Those specific values certainly matter to us!)
7. Plan ahead with preventative care
Last but not least, we hope you’re making regular check-ups a key part of your health and wellness goals from year to year. Staying up-to-date on routine tests will help you catch issues early and live your best life.