Forget traditional resolutions. Keep your health journey on track by choosing a few small changes to kick off the new year. Here are a few ideas:
Work it out
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends aiming for 150 minutes of moderate exercise (like brisk walking) each week. If you aren’t active today, start slowly and build up to this goal. Cool fact: A single workout can make you feel better about the way you look, according to a review of research in the Journal of Health Psychology.
Be kind to yourself
Instead of criticizing what you see in the mirror, try practicing a little body kindness instead. Acknowledge the benefits of your thick calves (hey, super stair-climber!) or strong hands (open this jar for me?). Cut back on social media, which can be swirl of unfair and unnecessary comparisons to other people. And think beyond weight or shape—focus on your emotional wellbeing too.
Eat your way to healthy
Don’t eliminate foods you love—just be moderate and sensible about amount and frequency. Prioritize veggies, beans and whole grains. Cook healthy meals at home when you can, and supplement with our nutritious EatingWell® frozen entrées when time is tight.
Check out these satisfying dinners that are just 400 calories each:
• Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Tomatoes, Beans & Almond Pesto
• Chicken Tacos with Tangerine-Lime Crema
• Orange-Sesame Salmon with Quinoa & Broccolini
Looking for more ideas? Check out this 7-day meal plan from the editors of EatingWell magazine.