If there is anything that the world learned from 2020, is that our health is our wealth. Not one family, community, or country has been left unchanged from the pandemic. That is why in 2021 we should not repeat bad habits. Nor should we ignore our health. It should be our priority, collectively, but also personally. Take advantage of these ways to dramatically change your health in 2021 and into the future.
Take Time to Meditate – Gardening, Yoga, Cooking, or other
For centuries meditation has been a practice of Eastern cultures; however, it hasn’t been until recently that it has gone mainstream. You can find meditation books, podcasts, and classes with ease. But, if the meditation doesn’t resonate with you, you won’t do it. Meditation is a one-size-fits-all thing. Some get the same focus and sense of calm from gardening as they do from yoga or going for a hike. Likewise, others become energized with clear thought after a breathing exercise or making a meal from scratch. Take the time to find a meditation form that you can stick to and you will reap the benefits. Watch this TEDx talk that shares an important life hack about meditation.
Make Better Food and Beverage Choices
You’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Well, in part that is correct. We are all what we eat and drink. In order to change your health and quickly, you need to focus on what you are putting into your body. This includes not only the foods but also the drinks that can be harmful. The more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat proteins you have in your diet the better. Complement these foods with hydration. That means more water and less caffeinated beverages. For your happy hours and celebration, indulge in adult beverages in moderation. The calories count up fast.
Get Fit with a Routine You Enjoy
Each year there is another fab exercise routine, studio, or gym that catches your eye. However, if you don’t enjoy what you do for fitness, you won’t do it for long. In order to dramatically change your health, you need physical exercise: cardio, stretching, and weight training. Many think that getting fit has to be expensive. There are many ways to do it more cost-effectively and/or free. Just think of it, you can have fun while getting fit. Now, that’s a concept that can stick.
Embrace a Career Change to One Focused on Health
Another way to dramatically change your health is to change your professional focus. By learning more about natural ways to improve your health, as well as your community, may be your next passion and career. If this sounds like something that is up your alley, you can become a naturopath. This career shift would be rewarding and fulfilling for sure.
If you are looking to better your health in 2021, you have made the right goal and choice. By following the four tips above, you can alleviate stress, enhance focus, increase your strength, gain flexibility, and make a difference in your community. Let’s not repeat the same habits of years past. We have seen how important our health is to all aspects of life. Invest in your health in 2021. It is your most important asset.