Over the last two years we have learned the importance of not taking our physical and mental health for granted. For this reason, we want to provide you with a curated selection of the 12 New Year Resolutions that can help you have a positive impact on yourself and society. This well-balanced mix includes a host of activities you can undertake to become healthier, actively participate in your community, and take care of the environment.
1. Eat vegetables regularly
Let’s start out with a healthy eating new year’s resolution! How moms were right! We need to eat as many vegetables as possible. Vegetables are especially crucial for having a healthy heart, a strong immune system and lower risk of cancer. Even though the exact amount varies depending on age and sex, the recommended quantity is between 2 to 4 cups a days. All veggies count towards your daily quota. That includes starchy ones (like potatoes), leafy greens, canned tomatoes and frozen spinach.
2. Exercise more
In today's life it is more and more difficult to find time to exercise properly. However, studies show that even just 15 minutes of walking around the neighborhood has strong benefits on our health. Moreover, exercising regularly has been shown to reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.
3. Meet New People
We all love to stay in the comfort of our homes or hang out with our old friends. However, we might be losing a lot of interesting opportunities for networking and having fun. On the other hand, going to events, workshops or simply joining a new club would allow us to meet new people, with consequent direct effect on our mental well-being.
4. Be More Polite
We are often so focused on accomplishing our goals that we forget the importance of making small gestures to improve other people’s lives. Just smiling to a stranger that we cross in the street might improve her/his day, which increases the likelihood of her/him being polite with a stranger or a colleague. This can become a virtuous circle that can improve our society.
5. Drink more water
Getting enough water throughout the day is important for everything in our bodies to function. From heart to brain, digestion, muscles, skin, and bones... it all starts with being adequately hydrated. Staying hydrated allows, among others, to have a stronger immune system, sharper memory and concentration and higher energy levels.
6. Fight plastic waste
Each year, 8 million metric tons of plastic pollution enters our oceans. That’s one city dump truck per minute. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. The simplest thing that you can do to reduce the amount of plastic being produced is to switch from items made of single-use plastic to durable and reusable products.
7. Take action against climate change
Our planet is in danger and we need to act now! Climate change affects people's lives and water resources, the actions we take need to help preserve resources such as water and energy. Here are 4 simple but effective actions to do our part against global warming:
- getting to work by bike
- eating less meat
- switching off lights and appliances when we don’t need them.
8. Get going with volunteer work.
Discover the joy of volunteering and do some work to help your community or those in need. you could help out at a food shelter or help clean up a beach from plastic waste, there are countless opportunities out there. Volunteering is a valuable way to spend your time, and it will bring you many benefits and personal satisfaction.
9. Decide to make better use of water
Think for a moment and you will come up with many ideas to accomplish this goal. You could, for example, take shorter showers, turn off the water while brushing, and shaving, avoid unnecessary toilet flushing, optimize your washer machine loads, etc. Where there is a will, there is a way some say!
10. Shop recycled products.
Recycled products require less water and energy to manufacture. As a result, they have a lesser negative impact on our environment than products that use virgin raw materials. You will become more sustainable by helping to reduce harmful CO2 that affects climate change.
11. Avoid processed foods.
This is a great new year’s resolution that will surely be beneficial to your health. Attempt to eat foods in their whole forms without processing and modifications. Don’t leave the supermarket full of processed products and choose organic non-processed foods. You will feel great while avoiding a host of health problems.
12. Start your day with a healthy breakfast.
Decide to start the day on the right track and build a habit to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. Get up earlier to prepare for the day with a healthy breakfast, don’t go out your door with an empty stomach. Definitely include vegetables and fruits, then non-processed stuff!
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REBO helps you fight plastic waste
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REBO helps you take action against climate change
When you use REBO you avoid the introduction of new plastics into the environment, and at the same time, help fund the collection of one plastic bottle, a two-fold win against climate change. The reduction of waste and the use of recycled materials have a positive effect on climate change, so keep on drinking REBOs, the more you drink, the bigger your contribution to the planet and the environment.
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Healthy eating new year's resolutions count
Whatever you choose as your new year's resolutions, make sure to stick to the plan and make them count. Make a list of your decisions and commitments and track their progress every month, and remember, the best way to accomplish your goals is to build healthy habits that will remain present when motivation fades. So there you have it! get going and make your healthy eating new year’s resolutions count, start being a more productive and participative person in your community, and always be mindful of how your actions impact our planet.