Low-Pressure Resolutions: 5 Healthy Resolutions You Can Knock Out in 5 Minutes (or Less) by Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP

Family Health
9 months ago
Low-Pressure Resolutions: 5 Healthy Resolutions You Can Knock Out in 5 Minutes (or Less)

Most people love the idea of starting the new year off on the right foot. Maybe it’s the eggnog or all the holiday cheer, but this is the time of year when lofty aspirations fill the air. Sadly, by February, 80 percent of the do-gooders throw in the towel because they aimed too high. 

Instead, focus on easy and attainable. Here are five low-pressure resolutions that you can do in five minutes (or less) that will make you healthier every day:

  • Move. A two-minute crunch fest first thing in the morning will get the juices flowing.
  • Breathe. Life is stressful, but breathing can help your body manage inputs without hitting the panic button.
  • Drink water. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to thrive, so shoot for eight glasses a day.
  • Schedule sleep. Sleep deprivation causes all sorts of health problems. Set a lights-out alarm to make sure you get enough.
  • Say no to that meeting or second glass of wine. It only takes a second to practice healthy boundaries every day.

Resolutions don’t have to be hard or time consuming. These five life hacks will improve your health in less time than it takes to make your first cup of coffee!

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Great suggestions, Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP . Best part is that almost everyone can do these!
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Easy enough, thank you.

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