You most probably have – just like a whole lot of other Kenyans – made some new year resolutions for 2019.
Chances are that you have made some of the most common new year resolutions such as;
- Spend less and save more
- Learn a new hobby or skill
- Diet or lose weight
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle
- Spend more time with family and friends etc.
Researchers say about 60 percent of people make new year resolutions but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving them.
Regardless of whether you achieved your resolutions for last year, you probably have already made a new set of resolutions – hoping for the best.
Here are a few tips to help you achieve your goal of living a healthy lifestyle in the new year.
1. Drink plenty of water
Drinking sufficient water boosts your metabolism and helps the body properly break down food.
Water is a detoxifier that helps to flush out toxins and get rid of waste primarily through sweat and urine. Drinking plenty of water helps replenish skin tissues, moisturizes and increases the elasticity in your skin as well as helping you fight bad breath amongst many other health benefits.
You are more likely to get easily exhausted, headaches or migraines due to dehydration.
2. Healthy eating
Healthy eating habits help prevent certain health conditions.
A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy can help to reduce your risk of heart disease (by maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol levels), diabetes, obesity, stroke, tooth decay etc.
3. Regular exercise
Avoid living a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise can help you look and feel better!
Regular exercise and habitual physical activity can help you lose or maintain a healthier weight and lower the risk of some diseases.
It decreases your risk of developing certain diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
4. Get enough sleep
Sleep plays an important role in your physical health.
For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels, increases your memory, improves your mood and in the process reducing your stress levels etc.
Lack of adequate sleep for prolonged periods has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
5. Annual health checkup
Monitor things like your skin, your breasts, eye sight, teeth, physical or mental health etc. for anything that seems off. Schedule wellness check-ups whenever any important healthcare questions or concerns arise.
The aim of a health check is to help find, prevent or lessen the effect of disease.
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