When we are swept up in the liveliness of the holiday season, it’s tempting to make overly ambitious new year’s resolutions.

“I will never eat junk food again!’, ‘I will learn to play one new instrument every month!”

Raise your hand if you have ever set such crazy-ambitious New Year’s resolution, only to lose sight of them around February! I am sure you are raising your hand right now! 😉

Such resolutions make you realise that you might have bitten off a little more than you could chew. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way in 2019. The key is to set the right New Year’s resolutions.

For 2019, you can fill your resolution list with easy, ‘good-for-you’ health goals. With one tiny positive lifestyle tweak each day, you will feel fantastic by month’s end and make 2019 your best year yet. Plus, these resolutions will surely give you that “Hell Yeah” feeling of satisfaction when you realize it’s April (or even November) and you are still going strong. Here’s how:

1. Practice Mindful Eating

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These days, it’s common to chew your food with your eyes glued to the screen. However, eating when you are distracted can lead to overeating. Therefore, take time to slow down, pay attention to your food, and pause between bites to know how much you are eating.

By practising mindful eating, you can easily notice when you feel full, and you can more likely enjoy the food you eat.

2. Eat More Veggies And Fruits

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We have almost forgotten our childhood days when our elders used to force us to eat all possible fruits and veggies and home-cooked food. Yes, it’s vital to include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet; even experts recommend the same! It’s time we say goodbye to fancy foods like burgers and pizzas and eat fresh fruits and veggies instead. This simple, yet highly effective New Year’s resolution can really boost your day-to-day health.

Try eating the recommended portions of vegetables and fruits each day to keep your body energized with vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. To encourage everyone in your family to eat fruits and vegetables, make them visible. For instance, have some carrot sticks available for snacking or set out a fruit bowl in the kitchen.

3. Integrate Exercise

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Most of us look at exercise as an add-on, something that we do if we can find time. However, it’s much easier to accommodate exercise in your daily routine if you find smart ways to incorporate it.

For instance, climbing the stairs to the 3rd floor will take just a minute longer than waiting for the elevator. Similarly, jogging to the mailbox at the end of your driveway will take a minute or two. But it’s so much better than simply leaning out of your car window as you drive by.

To keep yourself fit, you can also engage in activities that you enjoy, like dancing, swimming, running, speed walking, and more!

4. Cut Out Unhealthy Habits

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One of the best things you could do to improve the quality of life is quit smoking. As doing so will lower the chances of getting smoking-related illnesses like heart diseases and lung cancer. Further, you will also have more energy, and your smoking will no longer affect the health of people around you.

Similarly, as all the hangovers may have already hinted, excessive alcohol consumption can entail serious health consequences. This can include chronic sickness, obesity, high blood pressure, liver ailments and not to mention an empty wallet! So, check if you are drinking excessively every weekend (or daily) and curb this unhealthy habit at the earliest.

5. Buy Health Insurance

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As a happy and healthy individual, you might not think of ‘buying health insurance’ as one of your new year’s resolutions. But there are clear benefits to getting a health insurance policy at the earliest (before you turn thirty).

Our sedentary jobs and hectic schedules have increased the occurrence of lifestyle diseases. Moreover, stress-related hypertension is taking its toll on young professionals who have no idea how unhealthy they are until a serious emergency happens and they wake up to reality. This is a significant reason as to why you must purchase a health insurance policy in time.

By helping you pay off your medical bills, health insurance can help you save your hard earned money in case of medical contingencies. Put simply, with an active health insurance policy; you can receive the best of treatment without worrying about expenses.

Thus, there is no denying this fact: Health Insurance has become a necessity today! Therefore, buy one at the earliest. However, before making your decision, carefully review all the options and choose a plan that will give you the best protection.

Concluding

A healthy person is certainly a happy person. Remember that your health lies in your own hands. Therefore, follow the resolutions mentioned above and lead a happy and healthy life in 2019 and in the years ahead.

Cheers to ‘Good Health’ and ‘Good Health Insurance’!

tinabasu

17 Comments on 5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy 2019

  1. Shilpa Garg
    January 18, 2019 at 12:38 pm (1 month ago)

    Fab tips for a healthy 2019, Tina. Mindful eating without any screen in front of the eyes, healthy foods and fruits and regular exercise are a great way to stay fit and healthy. A health insurance policy is certainly needed. A policy that gives comprehensive medical coverage is important as it protects from unexpected, high medical costs.

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  2. Mayuri Nidigallu
    January 18, 2019 at 2:23 pm (1 month ago)

    I like your suggestion of buying Health Insurance the most, Tina. I have pencilled it into my list of Things I must do in 2019. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Roma
    January 18, 2019 at 4:25 pm (1 month ago)

    Ideal and doable tips dear Tina. I most need to become rigid on the first one my dear.

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  4. Roma
    January 18, 2019 at 4:26 pm (1 month ago)

    Ideal and doable tips dear Tina. I most need to become rigid on the first one my dear. Will surely try to emulate them.

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  5. Neha Tambe
    January 18, 2019 at 4:31 pm (1 month ago)

    These are great resolutions for a healthy 2019. Having a health Insurance is certainly the most important thing that we should be doing.
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  6. Vartika Gakhar
    January 18, 2019 at 5:20 pm (1 month ago)

    Apart from buying the health insurance, I dont think I can do any good for myself being a lazy bone. My idea of keeping myself fit to drink a lot of water and walking.

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  7. Alpana Deo
    January 18, 2019 at 6:29 pm (1 month ago)

    Reading the first point reminded me of my childhood days when parents used to tell us to chew and take a pause plus no screentime while eating. At our home, we follow the same trend of no screentime while eating. It’s a family time for us.

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  8. zainab
    January 18, 2019 at 6:32 pm (1 month ago)

    I totally agree with all the points you have shared. Healthy eating, changing habit and health insurance all important.

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  9. Ipsa
    January 18, 2019 at 8:42 pm (1 month ago)

    What a coincidence! I have the same resolutions! Just trying to stick to this routine. What about you?

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  10. Aritra Chakrabarty
    January 18, 2019 at 9:35 pm (1 month ago)

    True, it’s that time of the year when we just wanna start afresh. N what’s better than leading a healthy life, after all health is wealth….

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  11. Rakhi Parsai
    January 18, 2019 at 10:30 pm (1 month ago)

    I can absolutely relate to these resolutions as some of them even I have taken up and going to follow seriously. Health is indeed wealth and I wish to keep myself healthy.

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  12. Jhilmil
    January 18, 2019 at 11:24 pm (1 month ago)

    These are some great suggestions to make 2019 a memorable year. Mindful eating and exercising is what everyone needs to inculcate in their lifestyle.

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  13. Geethica
    January 18, 2019 at 11:39 pm (1 month ago)

    Exercising regularly is a habit I have following since decades. This year I have you start eating mindfully to help my body regain his shape

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  14. Amrita
    January 19, 2019 at 12:33 am (1 month ago)

    I love all the tips. Mindful eating is one of the often missed tip. Exercising is also my top tip for staying healthy.

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  15. Kavita Singh
    January 19, 2019 at 3:21 am (1 month ago)

    I just wrote what I want to focus on this year and looks like we are in sync with most of the points, I loved the last point. Buying health insurance is must nowadays and sooner the better.

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  16. MeenalSonal
    January 19, 2019 at 10:37 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Doable list Tina. Mindful eating and practical approach to your health goals will surely lead to healthy happy life.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

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  17. David
    February 10, 2019 at 8:36 pm (1 week ago)

    Really great info, enjoyed reading it!

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