2023 is right around the corner, and a new year often comes with a new set of dreams, goals, and resolutions. Some may want to achieve a financial milestone—like paying off that last car payment, while some may have a new year’s resolution that fits more under the category of health and wellness.
If your 2023 new year’s resolution has to do with upping your fitness game, keep reading. Below you will find an array of tips and tricks to help you reach your fitness goals faster:
Have a designated area in your home for workouts
Setting up a home gym may not be a realistic option—especially if you have limited space, but you don’t need a whole room to do dumbbell arm exercises. A small corner will do. For cardio, you can either run outside or move your couch for space to take a class or to jump rope. Youtube has a wide range of free cardio classes to keep you motivated. You can find fun classes such as dance fitness, or more rigid classes with a bootcamp vibe.
Don’t want a bunch of dumbbells laying around your living room? Your designated workout area doesn’t need to take up much space. Resistance bands and adjustable dumbbells are easily hidden.
Staying hydrated is just as important as getting in your daily cardio. Water is the elixir of life, and your body will thank you. When hydrated, your muscles recover faster, your joints become more lubricated, and your skin glows. To encourage hydration, consider investing in a water filter. If on a budget, a Brita or sink attachment will do. If you can splurge, invest in a water delivery program that comes with a dispenser. If you make it easy to access clean drinking water in your home, you’ll likely drink more of it.
Get a FitBit or Apple Watch
According to Healthline, fitness trackers can motivate you to walk up to 40 minutes more each day. If you struggle with motivation, a Fitbit may be just what you need. Not only do fitness trackers track your steps and movement, but some even offer guided meditations.
Eat more fruits and veggies
Instead of worrying about what you should take away from your diet, focus on what you should be adding to it. The more fresh produce you consume, the better you will feel. When you feel good inside and out, you’ll likely want to keep adding healthy food to your day-to-day life.
Get your friends and family involved
While not impossible, it’s very hard to make a lifestyle change when your entire household isn’t participating. For added motivation, consider getting your family or roommates involved. With everyone on board, it can make exercising and meal planning fun and exciting instead of a boring and lonely.
Striving for a healthier lifestyle is a great new year’s resolution to have, and we hope the above tips and tricks will help you on your way to achieving this goal in 2023 and beyond.