New Years Health Goals

The start of a new year serves as an opportunity for many to set new goals and commit to better habits. Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions include physical health as well as mental and emotional well-being. Here are some of the top health goals for 2024.

  • Eat a healthier diet – Incorporating Mindful Eating options into your diet is an excellent New Year resolution that will help you prioritize yourself in 2024. Start by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet and consider some plant-based alternatives for a sustainable and nutritious approach to eating.
  • Choosing an active lifestyle – Working from home has currently become the new normal, and according to experts, this may not change soon. Moving your body has become crucial. Therefore, you must focus on your physical fitness. You must find the type of workout that suits you best and stick to it, for example, a 20-minute high-intensity workout, yoga, or a quick run in the neighborhood.
  • Setting professional growth goals – Examine how you spent your time this year. Ask yourself what you’d like to do more of, what you’d like to stop doing, and what you would like to start doing. When setting professional goals, it’s important to make them SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound). This way, you can track your progress and update your plan when you reach significant milestones.
  • Making time for mental health – A New Year’s resolution idea you should include every year is making time for mental health. Lowering stress levels, finding ways to manage a busy schedule efficiently, showing gratitude, and other activities all serve to protect your mind. Not only does mental health affect your mood, but it can have an impact on your physical well-being. It’s all part of a holistic approach to health and wellness.
  • Building work–life balance –Work-life balance can be hard to define. What this balance looks like is different from person to person. For some, work-life balance may mean the ability to stop working at four every day and spend the rest of the evening pursuing personal interests. For others, it may mean being able to work a flexible schedule to prioritize caregiving duties. Here are a few tips on how to improve your work-life balance:
    • Accept that it won’t be perfect.
    • Focus on achieving results.
    • Prioritize your physical and mental health.


About the Author

Anna Valverde has always had a passion for fitness and wellness. She received her bachelor’s in physical education with an emphasis in teacher education at Chico State University and has been in the fitness/wellness industry since 2002. In addition to fitness and wellness, her pride and joy are her two young boys. They are 4 and 6 and keep her on her toes. Her family loves to be outdoors, swimming, and the boys love their weekly visits to the zoo!

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