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Healthy You, Healthy Life

Charlyn Fargo on

Healthy You, Healthy Life

Here are some fun things you can do in 2020 to create a healthier lifestyle. Forget the resolutions; just focus on healthier habits -- and not just in the kitchen.

-- Spend more time with your family and friends. When was the last time you had someone over or met at a restaurant? Don't worry about the dust bunnies; your friends want to be with you.

-- Read more. Replace the television with a good book. You'll find yourself more relaxed and learning something new.

-- Move more. You choose whether it's an at-home workout or an at-the-gym workout. The important thing is to just move more.

-- Drink more water. Skip the soda, and opt for good old H2O. How much? Divide your weight in half, and drink that many ounces per day.

 

-- Take a vitamin, especially if you're pregnant or immunocompromised. It's good insurance for all of us to combat those not-so-healthy eating days.

-- Try a new hobby, venture or volunteer opportunity. Focusing on an activity that brings pleasure helps our entire outlook on life. Here are a few to consider: gardening, painting, helping at the local food bank or taking a trip somewhere new.

-- Get better sleep. A consistent bedtime is important, as is putting away your phone or iPad. Try for eight hours of sleep a night. Good rest equals improved focus, more energy and better eating habits.

-- Limit calories. Share a meal with a friend if you eat out. Pack a healthy lunch -- with plenty of cut-up fruits and veggies -- to take to work. Skip the sweets and sweet drinks.

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