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Health Goals You Need To Set For 2022

The start of the New Year is indeed an exciting time, and it is also the ideal opportunity to re-examine and set off those healthy habits that you’ve been avoiding for quite some time. Let’s take a step in a positive direction with these eleven healthy lifestyle habits that you should definitely adopt this year!

Start the Day Early

Starting early will give you a great head start. Starting the day early often increases your concentration, which ensures that you can meet the objectives and projects you set the night before. It also means that by the time you get to work, you are fully awake and better habituated to the day, which means that you can be more responsive during those busy hours.

Be Positive

Start your day on a positive note. Positive thinking strengthens our mindset and therefore changes our behavior, which can lead to a happier life.   It is important, therefore, to purify our minds and to fill it with positivity and bring a positive attitude.

Do Not Skip Breakfast

Breakfast is perhaps the tastiest yet important meal of the day. Breakfast gives the energy to kick-start your body, help you start your day well, and set the tone for a day full of productivity. So people who skip morning meals have significantly less stamina and a reduced focus. Beginning a day without food can often lead to mood swings, tiredness,  and leave you bad-tempered and angry.

Go On a Walk

Walking after meals guarantees healthy digestion. Walking is a healthy way to boost or preserve your physical wellbeing. Only 30 minutes a day can increase fitness level, strengthen bones, decrease excess fat, and improve physical fitness. It may also help in preventing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and some types of cancer. Unlike certain other types of exercise, walking is free and requires no special equipment or practice.

Maintain Physical and Oral Hygiene

Maintaining a good standard of hygiene is essential. Maintaining adequate personal hygiene is one of the easiest ways to ensure healthy physical health and wellbeing. Personal grooming helps you stay clean, improves morale and has a positive effect on personal relationships, decreases the risk of illness and detrimental medical problems that results from poor hygiene.

Drink Water

Drinking water keeps your body fluid in balance. Drinking plenty of water is important to keep nearly every organ in your body functioning normally. In your body, drink water performs numerous essential functions. It involves eliminating toxins and waste from the body, maintaining blood circulation, providing other nutrients where appropriate, and controlling your body’s internal temperature. You can also feel the benefits of drinking water in your body, from your digestive tract to your skin and hair.

Exercise Daily

Engaging in a form of physical exercise is a must. Exercise is not just about gaining weight, and people who think so have been leading an ignorant unhealthy life. Getting daily exercise lets you remain healthy, both mentally and physically.

Maintain a Social Life

Step out and meet your family and friends.  As human beings, social interaction is important to every aspect of our wellbeing. Research demonstrates that having a stable network of support or strong community relations improves both mental and physical wellbeing and is an essential element of adult life.

With little human interaction, it is normal for adults to slip into feelings of loneliness. And, both solitude and loneliness are related to a long list of health problems, including depression, heart disease, and sometimes even dementia.

Develop a Hobby

Pickup a hobby, something that you enjoy doing. Having a hobby that brings you happiness can help to boost your disposition and cognitive ability at any age, but it is particularly important for those who have the privilege of extra free time. There are also mental and physical health advantages inherent in a regular hobby. If you find yourself trapped in a daily routine, discovering a new hobby will increase your overall enjoyment and satisfaction with life, for instance.

Daily Mindful Time

Implementing mindfulness activities into your daily life will be helpful to you and other everyday circumstances in which you find yourself. Being conscious and integrating thoughtful mediations into your practice will contribute to heightened levels of satisfaction, patience, tolerance, sympathy, and lower levels of tension, anger, and melancholy.

Get 7-8 Hours of Some Quality Sleep

Sleep isn’t just the foundation of your well-being. If you don’t relax, it will be very difficult to start early. Sleep is not only helpful to physical health, but also to mental wellness, and a better quality of life. Having a proper night’s sleep increases learning of all kinds, as it helps sustain focus, make decisions, and be inventive.

Final Thought

Remember to be compassionate and gentle with yourself when you’re incorporating these healthy habits into your daily life. Get a plan in order when a mess-up occurs and move on. You deserve a year of positive, healthy experiences. The primary care physicians at Manhattan Medical Arts can work closely with you to create a customized health plan that’ll work best for you and keep you as healthy as possible.

– Disclaimer –

This blog is for informational & educational purposes only, and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation. For any health related concerns, please consult with your physician, or call 911.

Medically Reviewed

Last reviewed by Dr. Syra Hanif, M.D. on 01/15/2021

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  • About The Author

    Dr. Syra Hanif M.D.

    Board Certified Primary Care Physician

Dr. Syra Hanif is a board-certified Primary Care Physician (PCP) dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered healthcare.

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