It is no secret that new year resolutions are difficult to keep. Most, if not all of us, have declared a resolution to lose weight fast, drink more water, practice mindfulness, or even remember to floss – only to give in and fall back into our regular routine just weeks into the year.
With 2021 now well upon us, here are 5 wellness-based goals you can take with you throughout the rest of the year and actually achieve.
1. Make Time for Daily Movement
Whether your ultimate goal is to build muscle, lose weight, keep your heart and joints healthy, or improve mental focus, daily movement is a great way to support your mind and body. A daily activity doesn’t have to mean partaking in high-intensity workouts – but prioritizing movement through stretching, walking and gentle exercise can lead to incredible benefits.
Take short breaks throughout your workday to stretch your legs, walk around your home or office, or take a quick yoga class at lunchtime. Regular exercise is known to help relieve your stress, lower blood pressure, increase energy levels, support weight loss and more.
The key to making daily exercise a sustainable goal is to find the types of movement you enjoy and can easily work into your regular routine. If you’re looking for even more support, try the following Futurebiotics supplements to work alongside your movement goals:
Krill oil is a wonderful source of heart support, brain support and mobility and joint support.* Krill oil is a wonderful source of beneficial nutrients that support cardiovascular function, brain health and healthy joints/mobility.*
Fish oil softgels are known to help support cardiovascular health and optimal brain function.*
Forskolin supplements are a natural way to help burn fat and support healthy weight management.*
2. Replace Strict Dieting with Balanced Eating
Much like incorporating daily movement into your routine is all about finding exercises that you enjoy, a nutrition plan is more sustainable when it includes foods you love. Replace restrictive dieting with balanced eating that allows you to enjoy foods that taste good and fuel your body at the same time.
Experiment with whole foods like vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes and try new recipes that incorporate your favorite flavors. If time is of the essence in your household, try meal prepping – spend 2-3 hours every Sunday evening to cook, prepare and refrigerate healthy meals you can be excited about fetching from the fridge each day.
Most of all, don’t guilt yourself out of sweets or other foods you love if they bring you joy. Just practice moderation. If you need extra support with nutrition or weight loss, try any of the following Futurebiotics weight supplements:
Green coffee bean extract is known to help boost metabolism and support healthy cholesterol.*
Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA, is a weight management supplement that can help decrease body fat while maintaining lean body mass.*
Enjoy the benefits of nutrient-dense raspberries and antioxidant-rich green tea extract, which support healthy weight management.*
3. Manage Daily Stress
Whether you’re commuting to work every day, working from home, or managing kids and their busy schedules, stress can quickly become a part of your day-to-day. While “stop being stressed” may not be an achievable resolution on its own, there are many ways to help manage stress and anxiety.
As mentioned in Goal #1, daily exercise can help curb stress by giving your mind a break to focusing on getting your body moving and your blood flowing. Many people also find mindfulness exercises like journaling and meditating to be great natural stress relievers.
Experiment with different ways to reduce stress levels like, listening to calming music, talking through your feelings with a friend or family member, lighting candles, or even taking a break to play with the kids or the dog. Using supplements for energy and mood improvement can also help. Try out any of these Futurebiotics mood-boosting vitamins:
Our StressAssist® mood health supplement helps support stress relief, mental clarity and concentration, with L-Theanine as the main ingredient.* Our StressAssist® provides clinically studied Sun-Theanine® L-Theanine and Sensoril® Ashwagandha, which have been shown to support a healthy stress response.*
Relora supplements are a natural way to help reduce stress and anxiety by supporting healthy cortisol levels and promoting mood.* Relora supplements are a natural way to support a positive stress response and healthy cortisol levels.*
Taken as a dietary supplement, ThinkFast helps boost brain function, increase memory power and improve mental clarity.*
4. Get Enough Quality Sleep
Because we already do it every night, we overlook sleep as an achievable goal – but many people either aren’t sleeping enough or are not enjoying a quality sleep each night. The National Sleep Foundation recommends between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night for healthy adults. Are you reaching this benchmark nightly?
Reducing caffeine consumption, trading in your phone or computer for a book before bed, and ensuring your environment is set up for a comfortable night (think blackout curtains, clean sheets and a plush pillow) are some ways to help improve the quality of your sleep.
Even still, life can sometimes get in the way, with thoughts of work schedules or forgotten to-dos popping up as soon as we close our eyes. To help achieve the best sleep possible, try one of these Futurebiotics sleep supports:
Relax & Sleep is an herbal relaxation supplement that helps your body wind down and effectively prepare for rest with a blend of natural relaxing herbs.*
This Chill Pill is a natural, non-addictive calming supplement that helps reduce stress and anxiety with herbs and botanicals.* This Chill Pill is a natural, non-addictive calming supplement that helps to support a healthy stress response and relaxation through key herbs.
5. Prioritize Me-Time
Finally, one of the most effective goals you can start working on today is to take time for yourself. Each of the previous goals relates to winding down, getting to know your health and body, and spending time on practices that will improve your overall wellness.
While balancing family life, planned activities, career commitments and more, you can start to achieve quality me-time by incorporating a few practices into your weekly routine. Try waking up 30 minutes earlier than usual to slowly and thoughtfully move into your morning. Draw yourself a bath once a week, read, write, or even prioritize watching your favorite show or movie. Anything that brings you joy can be incorporated into your routine as me-time.
For support with all things body, brain and mood, check out our range of health supplements and vitamins to kick-start your wellness goals this year.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.