READY, SET, GOALS! 5 Ways to Achieve a Healthy Mind and Body this 2020

Healthy Mind & Body

 

Can we agree with the fact that aside from being a better person, having a fit and healthy mind and body or keeping up with a wholesome lifestyle is one of the most sought-after goals every year?

But here’s another fact to break the ice, most of the time [like absolutely MOST. OF. THE. TIME], this goal is often forgotten or left behind as days go by.

If you’re one of the thousands and millions of people who are guilty about this “New Year’s Resolution” shenanigan, you better stick with the next sheets to find out how you can finally achieve your most-anticipated goal effortlessly.

So, look and search no further – stay right on the pages and figure out these helpful solutions to your dilemma.

1. Enough with your alibis: No more Excuses this 2020

No time to go to the gym. Too busy to workout. Too exhausted to wake up early and do a morning walk…and blah blah blah.

Those are just some of the most common alibis that hinder a person from accomplishing an active lifestyle which you shouldn’t take with you in the year 2020.

If the lack of time bothers you a lot, you can keep up with a regular exercise by working out at the very comfort and convenience of your home with the use of several pieces of gym equipment.

You may want to check out these fundamental pieces of fitness equipment to level up and slay your home workout.

  • Adjustable dumbbells
  • Balance ball
  • Gliding discs
  • Jump rope
  • Kettlebells
  • Medicine ball
  • Resistance bands
  • Treadmill
  • Weighted arm nads
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga strap

And if your reason is that you no longer have spare energy to exercise after a long day of work or study, just know that a 30-minute or an hour of a workout session and/or meditation would definitely do.

Here are some exercises and/or activities that aid in the improvement of both of your mind and body which you may want to engage in for about 30 minutes or an hour daily.

  • Dancing
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Treadmill
  • Meditation
  • Swimming
  • Walking your dog
  • Playing fetch with your dog

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2. Set your goals: Keep your eyes on the prize!

Setting a goal to follow through definitely helps in staying right on track especially when you most likely feel like giving up.

This also applies to your fitness and health goals. Take your goals as the prize for every effort and sacrifices that you do.

With that, it will be easier for you to stay motivated and focused all the time in pursuing the process no matter how hard it is and it will be.

And as you dress with all the positivity and envisions that you’ll soon achieve your most-anticipated mission for the year 2020, you’ll barely notice that you’re slowly paving the way to reaching your fitness and health goals!

 

3. Get some regular exercise and stick with it

An active and healthy blood flow, lungs, and heart are very much needed in the development of your mental and physical health.

And you can attain that by considering to get some regular exercise and by sticking with it throughout the year moving forward.

Here are some of the major benefits of exercising daily that might encourage you to work hard for the betterment of your mental and physical health:

  • Sharpens and enhances your memory
  • Helps in natural and proper weight loss
  • Lowers the possibilities of a heart attack
  • Delivers a lower level of blood cholesterol
  • Lessens the probability of type 2 diabetes and other types of cancer
  • Provided you with a lower blood pressure
  • Helps you achieve stronger bones, joints, and muscles which lowers the risks of having osteoporosis
  • An effective mood-booster
  • A good source of an enhanced energy
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Relaxes your mind and body
  • Aids in detoxifying your body
  • …and more

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4. Have a sufficient dose of good night sleep

At least seven to eight hours of good night sleep is much needed to help your brain and body function at their finest during the day.

This might be difficult especially for the nocturnals as they’re used to staying up and about at night.

But sleep deprivation or having a very poor sleeping pattern triggers certain health problems.

So, if you’ve been sleeping late at night or one of the millions of people who are used to staying up until dawn, you better take your grip out of that unhealthy habit and welcome the year 2020 with a good and proper sleeping pattern.

If this doesn’t sound easy to you, you may do these following tips below for you to sleep better and faster as the dark covers the night.

  • Don’t take any caffeinated drinks late in the day
  • Lessen your afternoon or daytime naps
  • Minimise blue light during the night
  • Maximise bright or natural light during the day
  • Practice a regular sleeping pattern
  • Stop with the alcohol-intake
  • Revamp your bedroom to make it look more relaxing
  • Make sure your bedroom is well-ventilated or air-conditioned
  • Avoid and say no to late-night cravings or snacks
  • Do some yoga exercises, meditation, and activities that ease the mind
  • Change your mattress and pillows into a softer and comfier ones
  • Take a relaxing warm bath before bedtime
    Sufficient Sleep

5. Water + healthy and proper diet

What you give to your body absolutely reflects on your overall health. So, this coming new year, see to it that you’ll start being more mindful of the foods and drinks that you consume every meal.

Having said that, you have to start keeping up with a healthy and proper diet and start consuming more water than usual.

As you welcome the year with your fitness and health goals, say goodbye to your junk or processed food cravings and say hello to a healthier meal plan that includes more fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and protein-enriched meats, and so on.

One of the hardest parts of shifting into a healthy diet is getting rid of sugary foods like doughnuts, cookies, pudding, cakes, sodas, and even canned and dried fruits.

Water & Proper Diet

 

The Bottom Line:

Certainly, there’s no elevator or shortcut to reaching your goals. No matter what it is, and how big or small it is, you can’t make it happen overnight.

It’s because every successful goal comprises of blood and sweat so might as well give your best shot to boost a fit and healthy mind and body as you enter the doors of the year 2020!

Do you have some thoughts or additional advice concerning the tackled topic? Don’t think twice to share it with our readers and know that we always want to exchange ideas with you

Kath Ramirez: embraced the dream of being a writer since she was in 4th grade. She took it seriously and she now writes for Fitbiz Gym Equipment, a health and fitness equipment provider based in Australia. Kath also keeps herself busy spending time with her family, cherishing the role of a mom to 3 dogs and a puppy, reading random books, and diving into the world of photography. She’s not even a pro to whatever she’s engaged into right now, but one thing she knows, she’s happy and that’s more than enough.

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