It’s that time of the year when most of us want to start the new year with a fresh and clean slate. Every year, millions of people across the globe set New Year resolutions with the hope of bringing a positive change in their life. For those looking to improve their health, the start of a new year is the perfect time to give up some of our unhealthy habits and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Sepalika presents a list of new year health tips that can improve the quality of your life in the next year and beyond.
Get Sufficient Sleep
This is the most obvious, yet often ignored, health tip. Most of us need nearly eight hours of sleep every night, yet so many of us neglect this basic need of our body. Research has shown that long-term sleep loss can lead to health disorders like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, depression, and heart attack. Insufficient sleep also weakens your immunity, which makes your body vulnerable to illnesses. So if you find yourself catching the flu or a cold easily this season, your poor sleeping habits could be to blame.
Apart from health risks, insufficient sleep also impacts your productivity. Poor sleeping habits, stress, work pressure, and an uncomfortable sleeping environment are some of the reasons behind the lack of sleep. So, this new year, fix your sleep routine and aim to get enough shut-eye for a healthy life.
Drink Enough Water
This is another simple, yet oft-ignored, health tip. Dehydration can lead to various illnesses such as diabetes, damage to kidneys, chronic pain, and can even lead to mood disruptions. Whether you are working indoors or are out there in the field, aim to drink 2 to 3 liters of water every day. There are several mobile apps that remind you to drink water and help you keep a track of your water intake. Daily Water tracker reminder and Aqualert are two among the many such apps. If you find plain water too boring, you can also meet your hydration needs through healthy alternatives like coconut water, home-made vegetable juice, and water-rich foods like watermelon and oranges.