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5 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Live a Healthier Lifestyle

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Now that the New Year is here, many of us start thinking about what changes we need to make to live our best lives. Resolutions may be easy to make, but they’re not always easy to keep. That’s why we’ve created this list of easy-to-implement resolutions to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Which ones will you choose?

Have Daily Spa Time

Soaking in your hot tub every day is one of the easiest resolutions you can make. No matter how busy your schedule, you can probably carve out 20 minutes for a little downtime. After dinner and the dishes are done and the kids are in bed, it’s the perfect time for a soak. Grab a cool drink, put on your favourite tunes and enjoy the relaxing benefits of hydromassage. The jet massage relaxes your body and relieves tension, while the heat of the water tells your body to ramp up its endorphin production. And once these feel-good chemicals hit your system, you’re left feeling relaxed and content.

Choose to Eat Healthily

Forget fad diets and, instead, resolve to eat well-balanced meals. When you go grocery shopping, fill your cart with fresh vegetables and fruit, whole-grain carbs such as brown rice and multi-grain bread, lean proteins and lower fat dairy or dairy alternatives.

That doesn’t mean depriving yourself of your favourite treats but, in 2020, resolve to limit sugary desserts or fatty foods to only a few times a week.

Get Active

Often, when the New Year hits, we think we have to embark on a gruelling fitness regime to see results. Nothing could be further from the truth. You can radically improve your fitness level in 2020 — but only if you set realistic goals that you know you can stick to. And that means picking the activities you enjoy. No matter what physical activity you choose, try to incorporate it for 30 minutes three to four times a week. You’ll be seeing results in no time.

To ensure your best health, consult a health care professional before engaging in a new exercise regimen.

Get More Sleep

One of the best ways to improve your health this year is by committing to getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. Adults typically need seven to nine hours of sleep per night to be well-rested. When you get sufficient sleep, your brain is able to fully recharge and that translates into increased energy, not to mention better focus and a fortified immune system.

Having trouble sleeping? Try the following:

  • Create a cool and dark space within your bedroom
  • Ensure that both your pillows and mattress are comfortable
  • Use an essential oil diffuser with lavender or eucalyptus
  • Reduce screen time an hour before you go to bed
  • Meditate before bed

Some even claim that regular exercise helps them to sleep better. Everyone is different, so it may take some time to find what works best for you.

Invest in Yourself

Taking time out for yourself is a great way to kick off in 2020. Self-care is an important part of your well-being, so don’t be afraid to spoil yourself with a facial or pedicure. Even if going to the spa isn’t your thing, you can schedule a monthly massage, daily hot tub soak or invest in a personal trainer to help you meet your fitness goals.

Sometimes self-care means having some alone time to de-stress and relax. So don’t feel guilty the next time you spend the afternoon reading or watching a favourite movie. Making time for yourself and your health is the best investment you can make.

Premium Home Leisure

If you’re ready to live your healthiest life in 2020, why not add a hot tub or swim spa to your routine? As Saskatchewan’s premier supplier of outdoor swim spas and hot tubs, Premium Home Leisure can help you find the perfect model for your home. Visit our Saskatoon showroom to check out our wide selection of high-quality hot tubs and swim spas for sale.

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