Healthy New Year's Resolution Ideas
January 4, 2022
Healthy New Year's Resolution Ideas
2022 Is Your Year!
With the new year quickly approaching, we’d guess that implementing healthy habits are at the top of everyone’s to-do lists. New Year’s resolutions are an important way to start the coming year off right, and we want to help you create the best resolutions possible. We’ve compiled some of the top resolutions, from healthy weight goals and wellness, to get the ball rolling and help you make 2022 your best year yet.
#1. Prioritize a Healthy Diet
Weight loss seems to be the trendiest New Year’s resolution year after year. While we don’t want to push for weight loss necessarily, we encourage you to stop and think about what your health and wellness goals are. Are you trying to trim down? Bulk up? Maintain your weight? Eat healthier simply to feel better? Only you can decide.
Writing down SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based) goals can help make these dreams a reality in the coming new year. Perhaps one SMART goal is to eat (or drink!) a cup of fruit or vegetables each day. Luckily, Smoothie King carries many different types of smoothies to help you meet this goal. Try our Metabolism Boost Strawberry Pineapple for fruit intake or our Slim-N-Trim Veggie to get your vegetables in!
In addition to eating more fruits and vegetables, maintaining a more balanced and healthy diet can help you with your overall health. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, eating a balanced and healthy diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease and some kinds of cancer. Try swapping out soda for water or cooking with olive oil instead of butter to introduce healthier habits into your diet slowly. Little swaps like these will make all the difference.
Investing in a gym membership or fitness program can also help you achieve your weight goals. Programs like F45 or Nike Training Club (which is free!) can help you stay motivated for workouts and offer options like group classes or video tips and tricks. You can also download the Smoothie King app for rewards and motivation on your journey to better health.
#2. Learn How to Meditate
Learning how to meditate can help you feel calmer with better control of your life. It is an excellent resolution for 2022 as you work to improve your mind, body, and spirit. Not only has meditation been proven to reduce stress, help manage anxiety, and improve sleep, but it can also help lengthen attention span. If you want to improve your overall health in 2022, pair meditation with healthier eating or workout goals.
Several useful tools are available to help you become better at (or begin) meditation. We recommend downloading a free app like Calm or Headspace. These apps will walk you through guided meditations to help you get into a clear headspace and learn valuable techniques.
At Smoothie King, we want to help you accomplish your resolutions in 2022. Combining meditation with healthy sleep habits, a well-structured diet, and working out for 30 minutes or more a day will help you to become the best and healthiest version of yourself – on all fronts. A healthy smoothie is a perfect refreshment to stabilize blood sugar levels after a meditation session, so be sure to download the Smoothie King mobile app to get a free smoothie reward or to find “healthy smoothies near me” throughout the year!
#3 Switch to a Vegan Lifestyle
This resolution may not be for everyone (and that’s perfectly fine!), but switching to a vegan lifestyle can lead to healthier eating habits as you become more aware of the food you eat and the ingredients in your products. Vegans tend to eat more fruits and vegetables than the average person, which can lead to higher fiber and vitamin levels in the body. These higher fiber and vitamin levels help with overall health while lowering the risk of cancer and Type 2 Diabetes.
Following the vegan lifestyle can be a big change, so we recommend starting by planning your meals in advance and cooking at home as much as possible. Being aware of what you eat can be overwhelming, but if you cook for yourself and plan, it will be significantly easier to eat healthily and maintain vegan standards in your meals.
Smoothie King also has a wide variety of vegan and energy smoothies you can try as you switch to the vegan lifestyle. Vegan Mixed Berry, MangoFest, Vegan Dark Chocolate Banana, and the Pure Recharger Mango Strawberry are just some of our favorite vegan blends. You can check out the entire list of plant-based options at Smoothie King here.
#4 Rule the Day with Smoothie King
Smoothie King can help you with your New Year’s resolutions by providing healthy smoothie options for you as you work to improve your health and lifestyle in the coming year. If you’re asking, “are smoothies good for you?” check out our website to learn how we use the best ingredients possible to help you in your pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle. Our goal is to make smoothies that not only nutritionally support your health and fitness goals but help you reach them, too. Smoothie King is cheering you on as you prepare to make 2022 your best – and healthiest – year yet!
Check out a Smoothie King location near you today, and Rule the Day!