In the new year, I always map out some goals I would like to accomplish for every area of my life. One of them is definitely my health. Last year, I made some changes and this year I am looking to make a few more. Here are 5 of them:
1. Water is my new drink of choice.
I don’t love water but, I’m drinking it 99% of the time. I feel better overall since I have been doing this. Our family rarely buys soda and only has juice occasionally so, it’s not a huge adjustment. However, when I go out to eat, ordering water is so hard. I rather have something special.
I’m trying to keep this up by garnishing my water to make it look prettier and taste better. Adding limes, lemons and oranges does wonders!
2. Getting more knowledge on my health & health care options.
UnitedHealthcare has a great site with 3 super simple games you can play to help you get more educated on the nuts and bolts of healthcare. I am trying to educate myself overall on these things and this is a simple and easy way to do that.
The games were fun & quick! This is a great way to make the most of your health benefits this year.
I would encourage you to check out UnitedHealthcare’s website and the interactive, educational games they offer and sign up! Each of the three interactive games has a $500 monthly prize and a $100 weekly prize!! Participants may enter daily for each of the three games and may earn additional entries for clicking the recommended articles after completing a quiz.
3. Eating more organic.
I used to think this always comes with a high price tag and that we couldn’t afford it but, the truth is there are great deals on organic items just like any other foods. We mainly have been focusing on organic meats and it has made such a difference in our health. The more I learn about the food industry, the more I make this a priority for my family.
4. Healthier snacks.
I am choosing healthier snacking and I’ve seen an increase in my energy level throughout the day. I am a “comfort eater” so this can be a challenge but, I have found some great “Go-To’s.” Some of my favorites are: popcorn, sweet potato chips, granola bars, dried mango, and trail mixes.
5. Getting more sleep.
Almost every night, I get a full 8 hours of sleep. Sometimes, if I’m catching up on work I push it a little but overall I’m focusing more on getting enough rest. I have this “bedtime”reminder on my iPhone that gives me an alert when I need to start heading to bed to get a full night’s sleep. Everything else can wait for tomorrow.
I hope you’ll make a list of things that you want to do differently to benefit your health this year. I am always looking for ways to be a better steward of this body God has given me while I’m here on earth. These are some ways I am doing that. Click HERE to check out UnitedHealthcare’s site for a chance to win BIG!!