Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WMWW - 20 ideas to make this your best year yet!

20 ideas to make this your best year yet! 

Here are twenty healthy ideas to help you accomplish improved health and happiness in 2011.
  1. Eat more raw foods!  Try to add more raw salads, veggie platters, and fruits to every meal!
  2. Go meatless once a week(or more).
  3. Get more active!  Schedule 5 minutes more of activity to your exercise routine a day.  Don't have an exercise routine? Start with 5 minutes a day!
  4. Meal plan!!!  Make a decision to think of food as nourishment instead of entertainment. Eat what your body needs, not what your taste buds desire.
  5. Schedule in more quality family time!  Try a game night, or a sport the whole family can do together.  
  6. De-clutter.  Find time to de-clutter your home.
  7. Cut out the caffeine!   Replace with tea or water.
  8. Get more sunshine!  No sunshine where you are?  Look into vitamin D supplements.
  9. When shopping, park farther away. You'll get a little more walking exercise and a little more sunshine!
  10. Make a point to get at least eight hours of sleep for 2-3 nights a week (or more, if you can). Most people are sleep deprived, and the health cost is enormous.
  11. Start visiting local farmer's markets so that you eat more local food in 2011. You'll be healthier and happier as a result.
  12. Grow your own sprouts!  Eating just one ounce of sprouts a day has a huge impact on preventing cancer and boosting immune function.
  13. If you have space, consider getting a treadmill for your living room. You can walk/run while watching movies or documentary DVDs at the same time.
  14. Learn pilates or yoga for core strength and flexibility.
  15. Make a commitment to start a garden this Spring, and you'll reap so many health benefits in the months ahead.
  16. Teach others how to be healthy! The more you talk with others about healthy habits, the more you'll follow them yourself. 
  17. Enjoy a relaxing hot bath with epsom salts and soothing herbs like lavender. It will do wonders for your mind and your muscles.
  18. Try quinoa: It's a high-protein, low-carb "grain" that can easily replace rice or couscous.
  19. Get more indoor plants: They purify the air in your home.
  20. Get a professional massage! Massage therapy is really, really healthy, and it's a great way to reward yourself for some of the other accomplishments you're making.

I hope you enjoyed these 20 ideas for improving your health in 2011 (and beyond).


What are some of your Ideas on making 2011 the best year yet?

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Amelia said...

Angie, I love all your ideas for staying healthy this year.
I'm linking up a post from my new food blog, thanks for hosting.:)

Simply Cintia said...

I love all your ideas. I will try quinoa and will (deep breath) get an inside plant. wish me luck!

Mandi said...

Some really good tips. I'm definitely going for more raw foods in my diet this year, they're virtually inexistent in my diet at the moment. Thanks!

Lis said...

I love all these ideas and tips. I definitely need to start working on a few of these! I love sprouts and I really need to start adding these to my diet.

Anonymous said...

I love your list! I'm already doing several of these things and plan on doing some more this year. (Like trying quinoa and trying Pilates.)

Sarah said...

I am already waiting for my farmers market to open. We have to wait until spring and I am looking forward to some fresh spring greens!

mike said...

Great ideas especially being active! It can also be helpful if better nutrition becomes a family affair.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Some excellent ideas here Angie.
I love my 2nd hand treadmill ...well I do now I am using it everyday :)
I'm up to wk3 of the C25k ...maybe see how I go with workout1 today.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Ps where can I get the stuff to grow my own sprouts wanted to for ages.

tattytiara said...

Great post - I've made a few of these changes in my life and definitely, wonderful dramatic difference makers!

Jessica said...

Great post and Im LOVING #20! =0)