New Year, New You! Tips for Sticking to Healthy Habits in 2023

It's that time of year again - the start of a new calendar, and the chance to set fresh goals and challenges for ourselves. 

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One goal that many people strive for is to lead a healthier lifestyle, whether that means eating better, exercising, or looking after your mental health. We know from experience that it can be tough to stick to goals, so we want to list a few helpful tips to help you stay on track this year.

  1. Set specific and realistic goals

Rather than setting a vague goal like “eat healthier”, instead try “cut down meat to twice a week”, or “exercise for half an hour every day”. It doesn’t matter where you’re starting from, setting your own expectations and clear goals makes it easier to track progress and build your goals up across the year.

  1. Plan ahead

Finding the time and energy to make healthier choices isn’t always easy. Planning ahead effectively is a good way to cope with this, whether it’s organising healthy snacks to take to work, booking classes at the gym, or setting aside time to read. Planning ahead will make healthy habits easier to stick to.

  1. Pair up with a buddy

Having someone to hold you accountable can be useful when trying to create healthier habits. Friends and family members want to see you succeed, and it can be beneficial to have someone to share your progress with to keep you motivated.

  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself

Remember it’s ok to have a cheat day, indulge and skip a workout from time to time. Pushing yourself too much, whether it’s mental or physical, may lead to burnout. Improvement is slow and steady, but during the process you will be building healthy, lasting habits.

  1. Celebrate your progress

Every moment you are pushing yourself to lead a healthier lifestyle, you are winning. Whether it’s running a marathon or going for a walk, any small victory can be a great motivation to keep going.

We hope that these tips will be useful for your 2023 New Year’s resolutions, and we wish you a happy and healthy year!