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Make Your Own Health-Related New Year’s Resolutions

With the holidays just around the corner, we’re all in the perfect New Year’s mood to make some new promises, and hopefully do our best to commit over the months to come. And what could be better for us than improving our lifestyle by introducing certain healthy habits, ditching some of our old vices and making changes we’ve been wanting to make for ages?

If you’re in the holiday frenzy yourself, and you cannot decide which ones you should or can prioritize, and how to approach your seemingly endless list of healthy resolutions, let’s raise a glass to a year of good health, and dive into some of the resolutions that will ensure a healthier, happier you!

Slow down

For most of us, life is often a tangled mess of rushing to and from work, finding time to meet with friends and devoting our time to our families. But in such a state of constant hurry, it’s easy to neglect the simple appreciation of the present moment, or finding the time for much-needed sleep, or a relaxing walk in the park.

Make a promise to yourself that in times of greatest chaos, you’ll find a technique to slow down – because this is precisely when you need it the most. Create a consistent sleeping schedule to restore your energy, and ditch multitasking for the sake of enjoyment in the simplest things. So, the next time you reach for your remote during lunch or pick up your phone while on a coffee date, take a step back and immerse yourself in the present – it can do wonders for your wellbeing.

Find your Zen

When hardship strikes, as it inevitably does from time to time, we need a trusty stress management method. Think of it as a long-term investment, and not something to practice only once the problem has occurred, because preparing yourself for such situations is what you need to increase your resilience to stress.

For example, mindful meditation, simple breathing exercises, yoga asanas, time spent in nature, or getting a furry companion are known to lower your cortisol levels and balance your hormones into serenity. Take your pick and add years to your life for more New Year’s resolutions ahead.

A clean slate for your skin

How about a solemn swear that you’ll take better care of your skin, and that you will do your absolute best to get rid of adornments and embellishments that no longer have any relevance for you? The first several months of 2018 are an ideal time to finally attend to those long-awaited cosmetic procedures that take time to heal.

If you have tattoos that are a residue of the past, such as an ex’s name, or a poorly designed tattoo, this is a perfect time to consider laser tattoo removal, since it can take several sessions to achieve success and some time to heal properly. Then you can finally start anew and maybe pick new images to adorn your body!

Change your diet

How about a change of mindset that will once and for all help you maintain a healthy lifestyle that is based on healthy bites? Whatever your aspirations may be, to lose weight, to gain some muscle, to increase your physical abilities, food is the essential ingredient to achieve such goals.

Once again, this is a long-term process, one that requires discipline and commitment to healthy habits and making better choices every day. But if you want to stick to a healthy diet, you’ll need a detailed plan, and perhaps some help from a nutritionist, so that you can ensure optimal macro and micronutrient intake that will support your goals.

Get stronger, leaner, fitter

What goes hand in hand with a healthy diet? Regular physical activity is often in the top three New Year’s resolutions people make, yet fail to keep. In order to prevent that from happening, do your best to prep for the ordeal: get a fitness buddy as an accountability partner, pay a gym membership for a year in advance, join a dance class, or invest in equipment you can use at home.

Whatever your preference may be, do your best to prevent yourself from bailing out or postponing the decision for months – your mind and your body will be forever grateful, and you’ll finally cross this one off your list for 2019!

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New Years Resolutions: Fitness

If you’re like me, my biggest New Years resolution this year is to shed a few pounds, tone up, and turn into a Victoria Secret model. Sounds easy, right? Starting a healthy life style takes more than good eating choices and working out. Here are a few products to get you on the right path to a better you!

unnamed  If you’re going out for a run, make sure you apply SPF too all exposed areas – yes, even in the winter! With Nios Shield, you can style your hair while added SPF 15 protects your scalp from harmful rays. Nios Shield Whipped Hair Gel is formulated with Moroccan argan oil, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B5 to ensure healthy hair with a medium-strong hold that’ll keep pesky flyaway hair in place. ($26; NiosShield.com)

 

unnamed-2     If you’re heading to the gym be sure to bring some Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths – your gym bag essential! These unique towelettes wipe away sweat, cool the body down, and leave a unique soft powder finish, so you’re left feeling completely refreshed, with no sticky residue. Unlike others, these cloths will leave skin feeling smooth and silky, instead of wet and sticky – perfect for when you’re on the go. ($3.29; Drugstores and Mass Retailers)

unnamed When you have time to spare, wash away sweat and oil build-up and pore-clogging impurities with Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar. This bar soap features scrubbing jojoba beads that gently exfoliate skin, while natural charcoal powder helps draw out deep-down dirt and grime. Infused with refreshing peppermint oil, this unique formula works 2.5 times better than a basic cleanser to ensure a deep down clean that’ll leave your skin feeling tingly fresh. ($6.49; Drugstores and mass retailers)

unnamed-1ESPA Fitness Body Oil is your post workout de-stressor! A deeply warming aromatherapy massage oil for tired, sore musclesThis powerfully soothing moisturizing oil is blended to ease tired muscles, speed recovery and soothe aching joints before and after exercise. Restorative Indian Bay and Clove Bud oils deeply warm and relax the body to relieve tired muscles, aches and pains. Lavender helps ease the mind, while Sweet Almond Oildeeply nourishes for softer, supple skin.

 

 

 

  unnamed-3  Along with working out, shed off holiday weight gain by cleansing your digestive track of wastes and toxins in a gentle, yet effective way with Kimberly Snyder’s Detoxy+. This nutritional supplement uses magnesium oxide to gently loosen toxins and acidic wastes in your colon, helping transport them out of the body via elimination. Detoxy+ can be helpful for anyone looking to increase their elimination and regularityincrease detoxificationreduce bloating or gas, and just feel lighter and healthier overall. ($25; KimberlySnyder.com)

 

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