A new year is upon us which means it’s time to start brainstorming resolutions for 2019. Coming up with a resolution that you’ll stick with for the entire year is a daunting task. We’re here to help you come up with some simple ideas for things you can do to make 2019 your healthiest, most productive and fun year yet!
Drink more water.
With coffee, soda and other drinks available, sometimes it’s hard to get the amount of water your body needs. In general, health professionals recommend women consume 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids and men consume 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of water every day.
Sound like a hard goal to reach? There are ways you can set yourself up for success and help you meet that benchmark. The Hidrate Spark water bottle tracks the amount of water you drink and even reminds you when it’s time to take another sip. Make drinking your water fun turning it into a game with the app, Plant Nanny. Logging your water intake helps your virtual plant thrive and grow.
Less screen time.
In the digital age of computers, tablets, cell phones and TVs, limiting screen time or disconnecting all together could be a rewarding resolution. A study showed that Americans, on average, spend 10 hours per day interacting with a device.
Because these devices are ingrained in our lives, cutting ties might be difficult. However, there are ways to ease into this resolution. Start with scheduling time to be unplugged. Whether you turn off your phone an hour before going to bed or tuning off the TV while having dinner, making time to disconnect can help with his goal. Downloading an app like Flipd that will encourage you to stay off your phone and get into the moment.
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
It is recommended that adults have at least 3 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit per day. There are tricky ways to substitute vegetable alternatives for things that you eat and add fruit in meals you already have.
Things like zucchini noodles and cauliflower rice are guilt-free ways to make you feel like you’re eating starchy foods like pasta and rice. Swap your hamburger bun and bread on your sandwich for lettuce wraps or even buns fashioned out of sweet potatoes!
Adding berries to yogurt or a banana to cereal in the morning ensures you’re starting the morning with fruit. Blending up a smoothie with a fruit medley is a great way to get a lot of fruit in one serving. Craving something sweet after dinner? Grapes or pineapple are sweet fruits that will trick you into thinking you’re having a decadent dessert!
Spend more time outside.
Whether it’s at school or work, you and your family likely spend a lot of time indoors. There are numerous activities you can partake in to get outside.
Vowing to take a 30 minute walk each day or eating your lunch under a tree or on a park bench are ways to start getting outside. Taking a camping trip with friends and family is a fun way to have a quick getaway and spend time in nature. Starting an outdoor hobby like gardening will not only help you get outside but will beautify your home!
Get prepared for summer weather now so you’re able to take full advantage of your yard when temperatures warm back up. Give your local Mosquito Joe a call to schedule mosquito barrier treatments for 2019 so your new year is an itch-free one! If your local Mosquito Joe is offering a pre-pay discount, you could save big when you pay for the 2019 season in advance.