Best New Year’s Resolutions for Amping Up Your Fitness

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A new year brings time to make new resolutions. What better time to start your fitness journey than right now?

Let’s look at some of the best resolutions you can make for the betterment of your overall well-being and fitness.

A woman writing down her 2020 New Years Resolutions
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New Year, New Workout

Resolve to work out in 2020. Not just a few sit ups here and there or a monthly gym visit when you feel bad about eating junk food, either. Really resolve to get in a serious workout at least once per week.

If you’re looking to get into shape and be fit, getting a good workout in on a regular basis is a must.

There’s no “lifehack” to this, and there’s no easy shortcut. You just have to have the determination to hit the gym and make it happen. Don’t put it off; get yourself on the right track with a resolution to get fit by working out regularly!

Eat Right, Cut out Junk

Resolve to cut junk food out of your diet. You don’t need to quit soda and fried foods cold turkey, but make moves to reduce your intake of these items as the year bears on. If you know you’re eating junk foods and want to stop, it takes a conscious effort to alter your behavior pattern. It’s not something that’s going to come to you easily.

Make the resolution to eat better and to stay away from processed foods, sugary drinks and trans fats. It’s okay to give yourself a cheat day once a month or so, but, in general, you need to eat better if you’re serious about getting into decent shape.

Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Sleep

An often-overlooked aspect of overall wellness is sleep. In our busy daily lives, it can seem easy to just stay up later to enjoy more free time, at the expense of our sleeping hours. However, this is a slippery slope that can lead to serious health issues.

If you’re not getting enough sleep, you could be overly relying on energy drinks and coffee to stay awake. This, in turn, leads to unhealthy life choices like eating “easy” junk foods and skipping the gym, which can undo all the hard work you’ve been doing to get into shape.

So, this year, resolve to get enough sleep while you try to live better and get fit!

Reese Allen
Reese Allen knows firsthand how important it is to take care of your health. A severe car accident in college left Reese with more than a year of physical therapy as he relearned to walk. Now, Reese runs at least one 10K a month and is training for his first marathon. Never miss an update from Healthy Tip Daily—be sure to allow notifications and get the latest tips on living your best, healthiest life.