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Get the new year off to a healthy start

Many people think living a healthier lifestyle is a challenge.

By adopting a few healthy habits into your daily routine, you can achieve a healthier lifestyle easily.

The trick is to focus on making the healthy choice in any given moment, rather than looking at all the things you must do in the long term.

Plan healthy meals in advance
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Come up with a meal plan for your week, so you know exactly what to buy at the grocery store and you are more accountable to yourself and less likely to eat out and unhealthy restaurants.
It’s a good idea to know how many calories you are supposed to be consuming per day based on your goals and your lifestyle.
Once you begin planning your meals in advance, food shopping becomes much easier. Make a list of ingredients you need in order to cook your meals, and only buy those items.

Drink a glass of water before every meal

Everyone needs to drink more water. That’s a given. Plus, when you drink a glass of water before you eat, you’ll already feel a little fuller and won’t be as tempted to eat past the point of hunger.

Get the right amount of sleep

Long-term research studies show that people who get significantly less than seven hours a night die younger. And some research shows that people who sleep more than nine hours also have problems.

Go for your regular check-ups

Invest in your health now to avoid paying for it big time down the road. That means go to the doctor and dentist as often as the experts recommend, that includes check-ups for gynaecological health, eye exams, full physical exams, and more.

Count to 10

This healthy habit is one we all should adopt: Before reacting, take a beat. You’d be surprised at how much perspective you can gain in 10 seconds, as opposed to irrationally firing off an email, or confronting someone out of sheer anger before collecting your thoughts.

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