4 Healthy Habits To Bring Into 2024

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A new year brings a fresh start, and now is the perfect time to reflect on our health and well-being and set some intentions for establishing healthy habits in 2024!

When you’re thinking about healthy habits, I want you to remember that achieving sustainable wellness isn't about drastic changes like restrictive diets or over-the-top workouts. It's about making small, positive changes to our daily routines that we can maintain over the long term. Focus on habits that feel attainable to you, not ones that will become a burden (those are the ones that are most likely to fall off the routine!)

The habits I’m talking about here are designed to enhance your life, not restrict it, and help you build a foundation for sustainable wellness. BONUS POINTS!  All those goals for why you’d be doing the restricting/intense/over-the-top habits for will come naturally and with ease when you do it this way instead!  Trust the process, I promise it works! 

So if you’re looking for some ideas as you set your 2024 intentions, here are 4 health habits to bring into the new year that are attainable but super impactful: 

1. Prioritize Mindful Movement

Making movement a habit is crucial for your wellbeing, but not in the way you might think! I don’t mean super advanced or high-intensity workouts (unless that’s what you love to do - in which case, keep it up!) This year, let's focus on mindful movement – activities that benefit our bodies AND our minds. It could be a daily walk in the park, a yoga session, or even slow and gentle stretching. 

The key is to choose activities you genuinely enjoy and look forward to, not ones that feel like another chore on your to-do list or that will bring you shame if you miss a session. Mindful movement helps reduce stress, which will reduce inflammation inside your body and lead to greater overall wellbeing. It also improves our mood and naturally boosts our energy levels, so it’s a win-win!

2. Hydrate with Purpose

Everyone always talks about the importance of hydration, but in 2024, let's take it a step further by hydrating with purpose. This means not only drinking enough water, but also infusing our water with natural flavors and nutrients that reduce inflammation, improve digestion, enhance skin health, and even boost our metabolic processes. Think cucumber, lemon, or electrolytes.  

3. Cultivate a Mindfulness Practice

In our modern day living, it's easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and stay in go-go-go mode 24/7, but we have to remember to pause! This year, let's commit to cultivating a mindfulness practice, like meditation, journaling, breathing techniques, visualization – anything you can do to slow down and center yourself for a few minutes. 

Taking just a few minutes to put down the devices and practice mindfulness every day will help reduce stress, get clarity on your goals and priorities, and tackle daily tasks with a greater sense of calm. I know it can be hard to slow down when our lives are so busy, but trust me - a little goes a long way here!! 

4. Nurture Your Body with Nourishing Foods 

Lastly, try focusing on nurturing your bodies with wholesome, nutrient-rich foods. This isn’t about following a strict diet or cutting out your favorite foods, it’s about learning what your body needs to feel your best. Pay attention to how you feel after you eat certain foods - both good and bad - and adjust your diet accordingly. 

Try adding more colorful fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, healthy fats, and lean proteins to your meals whenever possible. Food is such a powerful tool for healing your body, and nourishing your body with the right nutrients that YOUR body needs can compensate for nutrient and vitamin deficiencies, reduce inflammation, boost your energy levels, improve your mood, and generally support your overall health! 

Bonus Habit: Incorporate Supplements for YOUR Specific Needs 

Establishing simple yet impactful habits like these is an important step towards living a healthier life, but we could all use a little extra support on our wellness journey.  Even if you’re eating fully healthy and doing “all of the things,” you may be deficient in nutrients and minerals or need support with breaking down your foods, seeing benefits from your workouts, balancing your hormones, healing your gut, reducing stress, and getting more restful sleep.  That’s where supplements come in! 

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Here's to a year of positive changes, sustainable habits, and a healthy, vibrant YOU! Let's make 2024 our best year yet!