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March 09, 2021
To say that 2020 was a challenging year is an understatement. From losing jobs to adjusting to work from home and social distancing protocols, many have put their wellbeing on the back burner. 
Like always, the new year signals a fresh start. While it’s not wrong to have lofty goals on your list of resolutions, it’s also important to include those that are easily achievable, many of which begin with ourselves.
After almost a year of isolation and with quarantine restrictions starting to ease up, it’s about time to prioritize your wellbeing and get back to all the healthy habits you’ve had before!
Start a healthy diet. Eat meals with a combination of ingredients from different food groups, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains. When fats can’t be prevented, make sure it’s not harmful to your body. Focus on good fats like fish, avocado, nuts, coconut oil, cream, and cheese, and limit trans (bad) fats found in baked and fried foods, pre-packaged snacks and foods, and cooking oils and spreads. 
Make water your friend. Water is a key element your body needs to stabilize your blood pressure and heartbeat, carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells, aid in digestion, and cushion your joints. 
Wake up and get up earlier. In doing so can jumpstart your productivity in ways you might not have imagined. According to studies, getting up earlier makes you sharper, more alert throughout the day, and improves overall mental health. 
Include greens in your diet. Adding greens to your diet daily will benefit you tremendously. Consuming three to four portions of green veggies daily reduces your risk of cancer, heart disease, and Type 2 Diabetes. 
Digital detox. Setting aside time to stay off your phone is necessary for your health. Staring at your phone all day and night not only puts a strain on your eyes, but also makes it harder to fall asleep at night. 
Stay active for at least 30 minutes a day. Getting in shape starts by starting small. Whether it’s walking around your neighborhood or dancing around your living room to your favorite album, get moving for at least 30 minutes every day. According to studies, any kind of physical activity may help you live longer and reduce your risk of chronic illness. 
With so many things that excite us for the new year, always remember to start with something that is easily achievable – focus on goals that can benefit your wellness greatly. Never let your inner peace and healthier well-being take the back seat!
While some of the tips we’ve listed might be difficult, what’s more important is the will to begin. Take small steps and see your progress from there.
Here’s to wishing you achieve everything you have set your eyes on this year.
Happy New Year!