Millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, many related to improving their health and lifestyle. It’s a tradition. The next tradition is breaking those resolutions. In fact, only 8% of people keep those resolutions, which means an astounding 92%…don’t. The problem isn’t that we want to change ourselves. It’s how we go about doing it.
So how do you make a change for the healthier once you’ve left your resolutions behind?
Take Baby Steps
If you started every day with a list of 30 things to get done, you’d have a hard time completing them and most likely feel discouraged. New Year’s resolutions work the same way, just on a longer timeframe.
So start small. A short walk in the morning or at night can help improve your stamina, letting you take longer walks, and eventually work your way up to jogging or running. Ask any marathon runner, and they’ll tell you they didn’t start by running 26 miles a day. It all has to start with a single step. By building up to your potential, you’re able to form healthy habits that you can sustain in the long term.
Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
You don’t immediately have to switch to an all-greens, no-salt, no-flavor diet. Going cold turkey without getting to eat cold turkey sandwiches is not the way to reshape your diet.
Start with your sides. Instead of fries, get a baked potato. Instead of another starch, get roasted veggies. Work your way up to a healthier main course instead of trying to replace all the foods you love at once. Fruit and granola make better snacks than cookies and chips and will fill you up longer.
Above all else, stay hydrated. Being dehydrated can make you feel weak, give you a headache and even send you to the hospital. By drinking more water, you can have more energy and a decreased appetite.
Finally, give yourself a cheat meal once or twice a week. Some people advocate a cheat day, but it’s easy to go overboard and undo all the great work you’ve put in the previous week. Instead, choose a lunch or dinner you’ve been craving, enjoy it, and then get back to being healthy.
Fitness Doesn’t End in the Office
There’s one more area of health improvement that’s often neglected or completely forgotten: the office.
We spend 8+ hours a day sitting in one position, which can raise blood pressure, cause back pain and is the root of many other health problems. Simply by using a sit-stand desk at work, you can take back control of your health in a big way. With a VARIDESK sit-stand desk solution, it’s easy to go from sitting to standing and back in seconds. Standing even 4 hours a day can reduce your cholesterol, strengthen your trunk and reduce back pain, along with various other benefits. Using sit-stand desks has even been shown to make people more productive and energized at the office.
The best part is that it’s easier to try out a VARIDESK than a new gym. With our 30-day, risk-free guarantee, if you don’t feel the benefits of VARIDESK, we’ll refund your purchase, pick up the VARIDESK and pay for shipping ourselves.
Of course, all VARIDESK models:
Include free shipping
Have multiple height settings
Go from delivery to setup in minutes
Shift from sitting to standing in seconds
Are sturdy and stable even when fully extended
Take a few minutes to check out these and other VARIDESK options to find the perfect desk to start your path to a healthier life.