4 Health Resolutions That Will Change Your Life For The Better in 2018

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If you’re like most of the women in our sweat sisterhood, you’re constantly searching for new ways to live your healthiest and happiest life. A new year is a fresh opportunity to pinpoint new lifestyle goals you’d like to achieve over the next 365 days. Making health resolutions each year is important as they can guide you in making the smartest choices for your mind and body. In 2018, commit to making your well-being even more of a priority by implementing a few tweaks that you can stick to and will improve your overall wellness in the new year.

Below, we’re serving up 4 of our must-know sustainable health resolutions that will have you saying, “Ready, set, sweat!” all year long.

1. Schedule an ample amount of time to rest and recharge.

We can’t expect to be able to check things off our to-do list if we’re not allowing ourselves enough time to rest under the covers. Despite having a demanding and busy schedule, it's important to carve out enough time for downtime. Getting enough sleep has the power to make us more alert and productive. Business Insider even notes that proper sleeping habits can help you stay fit, build muscle more easily, and achieve the glowing complexion we’re all chasing after. 

2. Decide what aspects of nutrition and fitness you want to learn about to help focus your energy in the right direction.

Are you trying to tone your stomach? Do you want to figure out what a well-balanced meal actually looks like? Deciding what your workout and dietary goals are first is essential because it can help you steer your research in the right direction and help you avoid putting your time into the wrong practices. Narrowing down your objectives will make it simpler to discover the most relevant and informative influencers, articles, and YouTube tutorials.

3. Start prepping heartier and healthier meals like your favorite food bloggers.

It’s so tempting to eat out at the local burger spot or grab something from your nearest drive-thru during the week but we all know that these quick dishes aren’t always the most nutritious. By drawing inspiration from food bloggers like @plantbasedbre, you’ll be able to maintain a balanced diet. This year, start recreating the recipes you see on your Instagram and Twitter timeline. Taking cues from meal influencers’ delicious and simple meals will help you plan out breakfasts, lunches, and dinners you can enjoy Monday through Sunday.

4. Identify your stressors and find outlets for them.

Stress can throw your usual lifestyle habits out of whack. It can cause us to eat more, eat less, or even skip out on sweat sessions. Pinpointing what tasks or events are causing you to feel strained is key to making sure your healthy practices don’t get disturbed. Developing your own personal way to relieve stress like meditating or reading inspirational content can help make sure you are thriving and in tip-top shape mentally and physically over the next 12 months.

Which resolutions do you plan to implement in 2018? Let your sweat sisters know by leaving a comment below!

TEEN REPORTER | Olivia Hancock is currently a freshman at Georgia State University. The 18-year-old has loved writing ever since she can remember and her passion for it has allowed her to hold the title of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Teen Reporter for four consecutive terms. In addition, Olivia has had the opportunity to work with Her Campus and Nordstrom as an ambassador. When she’s not writing, the creative college student can be found spending time with family and friends. In the future, Olivia plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and pursue a professional career at a publication such as Teen Vogue.