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Getting Back on Track with Your Resolutions

January 16, 2018

When you feel it’s time for a change, there’s sometimes the mentality to “go big or go home.” While that’s great in theory, resolutions to make large changes to lifestyle, diet, or fitness out of the blue often set you up for failure as they are too difficult to execute over the long term.

Since your body is an interconnected machine, making a few small changes can radically change how you look and feel in 2018.

Instead of the big resolution all at once, set yourself up for success and try our easy tips for making little changes. Let 2018 be your year!

Drink more water

As humans, we’re nearly 60% water. That means, hydration is key to helping everything, from your organs functioning optimally, to your skin looking youthful, and even decreasing your appetite. Not a fan of the plain stuff? Give our line of teas (US/CA) a try to keep things interesting and keep you hydrated. I recommend calming Holy Basil (US/CA) or warm and spicy Chai (US/CA).

Keep your machine oiled

Omega -3, -6, and – 9 oils like Omega Sport+ (US/CA) help give your brain the healthy fats it needs to keep your cognitive function at its best while promoting muscle development and decreasing inflammation. Mix some into your morning smoothie or drizzle some over a salad. It’s as simple as that.

Say no to screens before bed

Staring at a computer, iPad, or phone screen before bed has been proven to mess with your body’s ability to fall asleep and catch your much needed Zs. Keep screen exposure to a minimum one hour before you fall asleep for a more rested you. Can’t cut it out? Try for 15 minutes before and add some of our Sleep-Essence (US/CA) to your regimen. You’ll be counting sheep before you know it.

Fifteen minutes of activity is better than nothing

Whether you’re waking up early to get kids ready for school or working long days, it’s hard to make time to exercise. But experts say that even just 15 minutes a day of cardio is better than nothing. On those days when you feel too tired, remember even a quick 15 minutes is better than nothing—both for your body and for your mental well-being. You’ll feel much better than if you didn’t.

Snack smarter

Say no to sugar or carb-filled snacks this year that do little more than spike your blood sugar and make you hungry again before the hour is out. Go for something healthy like our Baobites (US/CA), chock full of antioxidants and vitamins and made from the baobab superfruit tree.

Start off with a healthy breakfast

Whether you’re going for weight loss or you just want your body working optimally this year, there’s no doubt that the right breakfast plays a big part in your overall health. Healthy fats and proteins (like eggs!) are key. Make sure you’re getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals by adding a dose of health to your morning smoothie or granola with our Elderberry Crystals (US/CA) or Red Beet Crystals (US/CA). Looking for a dose of greens? Look no further than Flora’s Green Blend (US) / Beyond Greens (CA) which contains fermented cereal grasses for better nutrient absorption.

 

Hillary Eaton is a Los Angeles based food and travel writer whose work has appeared in such publications as VICE, Food & Wine, Refinery 29, Complex and Los Angeles Times.

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