We don’t believe in New Years’ resolutions – we know that 80% of them fail by the second week of February. Aim to improve what you’re doing rather than setting restrictive, all-or-nothing goals. Acknowledge from the beginning that you’re going to have slip-ups – you’re human. But if you commit to returning to your goal after a slip-up, you’ll build healthy habits over time.
New Year’s improvements
Here are some New Year’s intentions that will last the year.
Eat more whole foods
This is one of the easiest ways to improve overall health. Whole foods contain nutrients that your body needs to function at an optimal level. You can add whole foods slowly and consistently, and this goal is about what you can eat, rather than what you can’t.
Fitfood meals are made entirely from whole foods. Start by replacing a few meals a week with Fitfood meals (they’re great for both lunches and dinners), then work your way up from there.
Sit less, move more
If you have a desk job, make a resolution to get up a walk for five minutes every hour, or use a step tracker and aim to work up to 10,000 steps a day over time.
Spend more time outside
We live in a country full of spectacular outdoor areas and we should be exploring them. Spending time outside relieves stress, improves mood and boosts your energy levels.
Whatever your New Year’s intention is, make it achievable. It’s sustained effort over time that’s going to make you healthier and happier in the long run.