2022 is here which means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to make this your year of being the best version of you. Here are 8 simple ways to a healthier you.
1. Move more.
Park at the far end of the parking lot. Take the stairs. Get up from your desk. Go outside for 5 minutes after meals. Have a dance party while you cook dinner. Walk to the end of your driveway and back for no reason. Play pickleball. Find a workout you love.
2. Cook at home.
When you cook at home, you’re more likely to have a well-rounded, fresh meal. If the idea of cooking every day makes your head spin, make enough food so you have leftovers for the following days. Use high-capacity Basquettes to make easier, faster, healthier foods and to ensure cooking will never get boring as you can air-fry, roast, grill, dehydrate and more.
3. Snack wisely.
If you’re following suggestion #2, you could also try making your own snacks. This way you know exactly what you’re snacking on, making it easier to stay away from overly processed foods. See the Basquettes YouTube channel for easy recipes like:
Kale Chips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP_Sq3NYMhU
Vegan Black Bean Burgers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QVYiKItOn0
Grilled Tofu and Veggies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg-nXoXNZDI
Fruit Chips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfWpFIMsBwg
4. Take your vitamins.
A multivitamin a day helps fill the gaps in your diet, especially if you have certain food allergies or intolerances. A good probiotic also helps improve gut health which is incredibly important for overall well-being.
5. Think before you drink.
Ditch the soda and sugary drinks and reduce alcohol intake. Needless calories and extra sugar can leave you without energy and feeling bloated. Instead, drink water. Squeeze citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges into water and sip yourself slim. Staying hydrated helps make you feel full and helps flush out toxins.
6. Make sleep a priority.
Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies and a great way to feel less stressed is to get good sleep. Relax with a bedtime routine that is conducive to sleep. Limit screen time. Listen to a meditation tape or soothing music. If you’re having a hard time falling asleep, don’t stress, just rest.
7. Nurture your social relationships.
Spending time with loved ones is something we didn’t get to do as much of in 2020 and 2021, so take advantage of and cherish social activities. Social relationships help foster emotional and intellectual health. If drinking, use MoodClue liquid chalk markers to write names on glasses to avoid swapping spit and spreading germs.
8. Laugh more.
Listen to a funny podcast. Read the comics. Laughing releases endorphins which are the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. The better you feel, the more you will want to take care of yourself to keep up those feel-good chemicals. Appreciate the small things.
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