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Last Updated on January 17, 2022

Congratulations! You made it through 2021, and now you’re faced with a new year replete with possibilities and potentials.  What are you going to do with this upcoming year? Maybe you’ve made resolutions to commit to spending more time with family.  Or perhaps you’re re-devoting your time to starting a business or writing that killer novel you’ve been fiddling with for so long. 

Congratulations! You made it through 2021, and now you’re faced with a new year replete with possibilities and potentials.  What are you going to do with this upcoming year? Maybe you’ve made resolutions to commit to spending more time with family.  Or perhaps you’re re-devoting your time to starting a business or writing that killer novel you’ve been fiddling with for so long. 

Whatever your intentions are, there’s a good probability that you might also be thinking about your wellness goals.  If that’s true, then you’re in luck, because it’s never too late to get healthy and this is a perfect time to start gearing up for your best self during this new, fresh year on the horizon.  Read on for some innovative, helpful hints for healthy living in 2022.

Get a Benchmark on Your Current Health Status

First on the 2022 health agenda is getting a clear reading on your health at this moment.  After all, how can you shoot for optimal health goals if you don’t know your starting point? In fact, it’s essential for men over 45-50 years old to get regular physicals and check essential vitals such as prostate and heart health.  The same rule of thumb is true for females over a certain age, and specific checks should be done for breast and cervical health. 

Thankfully, organizations such as Hologic Women’s Health services can make health checkups easy and convenient with home health test kits.  Getting a solid understanding of your current health status regardless of age or gender is crucial for going forward and living a full and healthy life for 2022 and beyond. So, start this new year by getting a clear understanding of where your health stands in order to move more successfully into the future.

Make a Resolution to Honor Yourself (and Your Health)

Everybody has their own viewpoint on resolutions for the New Year.  Perhaps you’re against making resolutions because you might find them restricting.  Or, maybe you dutifully make resolutions as focal points to attaining your desires and goals.  Whatever the case, we’re talking about setting clear objectives for your best health and wellbeing for the upcoming 365 days in your life. 

You don’t have to put huge responsibilities on your shoulders with weighty resolutions.  Simply expressing a few intentions that you would love to see into reality will do the trick.  The point here is to define ideas, goals, and plans in a structured way.  You can do this by writing down your goals and connecting them with deadlines. 

For example, if you want to get healthy and fit in 2022, write that objective down on a post-it note and place it in a spot where you can see it every day.  This might seem oversimplified, but in truth, when you keep your desires in the forefront of your mind, your odds of accomplishment are far more likely.

Heal Yourself by Helping Others

If you have health challenges, it can be very easy to feel sorry for yourself.  We’ve all been there, and it’s definitely understandable.  However, one of the best ways to overcome a pity party and bemoan your lot in life is to branch out and help others.

Do you have a cause that you’re passionate about? Or perhaps you see areas in your community where you can really make a difference.  Make 2022 a stellar year for yourself and your health by helping others.  There is scientific evidence that shows helping others can yield impressive benefits to you and your health. 

Reconnect with Nature

One of the best salves to your health and wellbeing is getting out in nature.  It doesn’t matter if you are a nature child, or averse to being outdoors.  There is something about walking out in fresh air, and experiencing the majestic bounty of nature that will put a beat in your pulse, as well as put a spring in your step.

Commit to taking nature walks, or visiting your local parks and getting to a place where you can commune with trees, birds, and bees.  Savor sunsets or sunrises. Tiptoe through the tulips. Appreciate the delicate balance of nature and realize that you are a cog in the bigger wheels turning in life.  This kind of perspective can help you heal, mature and live life more fully.

The Final Word on Living Better in 2022

When it comes to your health, you cannot compromise. That’s why we’re presenting these helpful hints for adopting a healthy lifestyle for this new year.  You really owe it to yourself to make adjustments in your life so you might live more fully and healthily. 

Living better doesn’t require moving mountains or making huge shifts in your daily routine.  With just minimal effort, you can check in with your body, give yourself time to expand, and allow yourself to live robustly through this year and beyond.

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