When making your new years resolutions this year, why not add a healthier lifestyle to your list? Kick off 2011 with a healthier lifestyle and your mind and body will reap the benefits.
Here are some basic tips that will get you started towards the new, healthier you:
Set 2011 Goals – Do you need to lose weight? Eat healthier? Do you have a fitness plan? Should you join a gym? Map out your individual goals, no matter how big or small, and lets get started!
Change Your Diet – Make sure your eating plan consists all of the basic food groups. It should focus on whole grains, vegetables, fiber, minerals, proteins, dairy, poultry and fruits.
Exercise Regularly – A physically active lifestyle is one of the key elements for living longer, having a healthy heart, weight management, preventing diseases as well as building muscles, bones and joints.
Have A Positive Outlook – The relationship between body and mind is apparently very close (according to research conducted by Columbia University), so surround your self with positive people, joyful thoughts and others that share like goals.
Reduce Stress – Stress can contribute to a number of mental and physical illnesses. It is impossible to eliminate stress completely, but good stress management includes having a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and making time for relaxation.
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