The New Year is a time of new goals, particularly health-related goals to renew and rejuvenate yourself. New Year’s resolutions sometimes get a bad rap for failure, but they aren’t just lofty goals, destined to die a slow (or quick) death. Creating specific, attainable objectives is important, and research shows people who set goals are more successful.
So this year, why not get in control of your health? We’ve compiled a list of 25 ideas for better health in the New Year. Remember to change these to make them specific to you and attainable goals you can stick to. There’s no better time than now!

  1. Lose weight. This one is too vague on its own, but create specific weight loss and nutrition goals based on how much weight you need to lose. We can create weight loss plans tailored to you and teach dietary changes, creative activity guidelines, define healthy parameters and even prescribe medication based on your needs.

  3. Exercise more. Create specific exercise goals such as “exercise 3 days per week” or “

  5. Eat more produce. You are what you eat, and choosing healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to make a positive impact on your health.

  7. Drink more water. It’s recommended for adults to drink at least 64 ounces of water per day. You body needs water to digest food, pump blood, and make your organs operate.

  9. Quit smoking. This is considered one of the hardest habits to break, but there are several products on the market to help you quit — or you can just go cold turkey!

  11. Get a health check-up. You may have been procrastinating your annual check-up for a while, but starting the year off with a strong assessment of your health and ruling out serious illnesses is important!

  13. Get a six pack. This may take some dedication and extra exercise, but with some hard work you can get the rockin’ abs you want.

  15. Stop eating fast food. A quick trip through the drive-thru often has more consequences than you might think. Abstaining or at least reducing the number of times you eat out can make a big impact on your healthy food intake (and wallet)!

  17. Reduce or quit drinking. Drinking can have damaging effects on your body, particularly binge drinking. Try to reduce or eliminate the amount you drink for positive results.

  19. Get more sleep. Many of us stay up late and don’t make rest a priority, but it is one of the most important things for your health! Try to get at least 8 full hours of sleep per night.

  21. Detox your body. A whole body detox can be a really fabulous way to kick off multiple health initiatives. If you haven’t been eating the right foods, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, drinking alcohol, and/or smoking, you can benefit from a detox program.

  23. Quit drinking soda. With high fructose corn syrup, sugar, artificial sweeteners, acids, and/or empty calories, soda can have a negative effect on your diet.

  25. Cut back on sweets. It’s easy to have a sweet tooth, but controlling the amount and frequency you allow yourself to eat sweets is important for health goals.

  27. Complete a fitness challenge. Whether it’s a 90-day group challenge or running a 10k, participating in a specific fitness feat can be a fantastic motivator to get fit.

  29. Worry less. This is vague, but putting pressure on yourself can have a huge impact on your mental readiness to be successful at your other goals. Try to relax and take it one day at a time.

  31. Meditate regularly. Whether you attend a yoga class, lay back for daily, at-home meditation, or find spiritual peace in another way, make time to re-energize your mind and body.

  33. Go to the dentist. It is recommended to visit the dentist every 6 months. Take care of your dental health!

  35. Spend less time on social media or tv. With the emergence of smart phones especially, social media and television can be a huge time suck! Limit yourself to a certain amount of time per day.

  37. Join a gym. Paying for a membership is sometimes a great motivator to actually get yourself out there and going to the gym! Whether you join based on a friend that will attend with you or convenience to your house, it’s a great tool in getting toward your fitness goals.

  39. Go for a daily walk. Get outside! It’s free and allows you to get fresh air and exercise.

  41. Stop being lazy. This is pretty vague, but don’t let yourself get stuck in bad habits just because it’s hard to break them. Find what triggers you to lose energy or fall into these negative routines and make meaningful changes to keep yourself on track.

  43. Take a multivitamin. Set an alarm or simply make it a part of your routine to take a vitamin.

  45. Feel better about yourself. Having confidence is one of the most important parts of making progress in your health! Make it your goal in the new year to weed out negative thoughts and appreciate who you are.

  47. Get rid of varicose veins and spider veins. varicose veins can be painful, inflamed and make you feel less confident. Check out some solutions we have and get rid of spider veins.

  49. Believe in yourself! This year can be amazing. It all begins with your attitude. Happy New Year!