Make This Year Your Year


Ringing in the new year typically comes with a list of goals that you want to achieve during the next 12 months. Instead of tossing your resolutions aside this year, make it your year. Stick to your goals by making them realistic and outlining exactly how you’ll achieve them. Getting in better health by improving your fitness and diet is a great place to start and when you start to see the changes take place, it’ll only be motivation for you to keep going.

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Taking supplements is a great way to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to thrive. Whether you increase your vitamin intake or use a dropper with CBD, you can bet that you’ll notice a difference after a few weeks of taking them regularly. The most notable changes include brighter, more even skin tone, shinier hair and higher energy levels. Don’t overdo it, though, only take those that your doctor recommends. A blood panel is the quickest way to show you what nutrients your body is currently lacking.


Exercise is important to your well being because it helps improve blood flow and your cardiovascular health. There are many ways to exercise from taking a walk around the block to completing a full-fledged fitness program designed to change your overall physique. Even if you’re a parent, you can still fit fitness in around your children. All you really need is 15 to 30 minutes a day to make a significant impact. Don’t let time be an excuse to keep you from getting your body the exercise it needs. You don’t even have to work out 7 days a week, start out slower with 2 or 3 days and then build up to 4 or 5. Give yourself those rest days because your muscles are going need them to recover.


Your diet is perhaps the most important aspect of losing weight. You do have to restrict the number of calories you eat if you want to drop the pounds. The goal is to eliminate 3500 calories for each pound you want to lose, but don’t go crazy and cut yourself down to 1200 calories per day, because you won’t be getting the nutrition you need. Instead, focus on eating healthier foods that fuel your body rather than serve no purpose. Sugar and carbs, for example, should be consumed in low quantities while vegetables, fruits and lean meats should make up the bulk of your diet. Don’t lose more than 2 or 3 pounds per week, because the odds are you won’t keep them off if you do. The slower you lose weight, the more likely it is you’ll keep it off over the course of time.

Losing weight, getting in shape, or even just a lifestyle change are all within reach if you know where to start. Keep your goals realistic and break them down into steps. Instead of losing 30 pounds, for example, outline how you want to lose those 30 pounds such as over a course of 4 to 6 months. And, most of all, don’t be discouraged if you lose weight slowly, because that’s the best way to do it.

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