2022 is coming to an end and this is when many of us start to think about our new year resolutions. What areas of our lifestyle do we want to improve? What can we work on to improve our overall health and well-being? How can we become the happiest version of ourselves?
The answers to these questions will be different for everyone but a little inspiration can be mighty helpful! Read on as we kick-start your 2023 planning with 7 great health goal ideas for the new year.
Setting goals is an excellent way to add more structure to your life and can improve your quality of life in numerous ways, even if you start with the simplest of habits. Setting goals helps you to feel more motivated, improves your self-confidence, boosts your mental and physical health… and well, the list goes on.
The key when to setting great health goals is to make them realistic and achievable, taking one step at a time, so you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed. More often than not, if we make goals that aren’t realistic we set ourselves up for disappointment and this discouragement can cause many to give up before they’ve truly started.
You may have heard of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals. The SMART framework is a great way to ensure your goals are motivating and tangible. Try writing down your goals and planning out the steps to achieving them, and you’ll be well on your way to success.
It’s also important to remember to celebrate all your wins - even the smallest ones! This will keep you motivated and wanting to challenge yourself more and more every day.
Make 2023 your healthiest year yet with these wellness goal ideas:
It may sound like a cliché but you truly are what you eat. The more balanced, nutritious meals you eat, the better you feel both physically and mentally, which makes this such an excellent health and wellness goal to have for 2023.
By choosing to cook at home instead of regularly eating out, you’re much better equipped to make healthier choices that your body will thank you for.
The key to long-term success at improving your diet is a) to choose recipes that are easy and quick to make, and b) to use ingredients that you enjoy. After all, this goal isn’t about restricting what you eat but making healthier choices that your body will thank you for.
Did you know that having a daily routine can help support your mental health by reducing your stress levels, improving your sleep quality and boosting your focus skills?
The best part is, your routine doesn’t have to be a rigid, 15-step process that you can never skip. Most of all, it should never be overwhelming - if it is, the whole purpose is defeated.
It can be as simple as:
As you get used to your new, healthier habits, you can continue adding to your routine until you find the perfect rhythm for you.
Ecotherapy is a thing and for good reason. Research shows that spending time in nature can help minimise stress levels, decrease anxiety, reduce blood pressure, boost the immune system and more.
So why not make this your 2023 health goal and start going for more walks to explore the revitalising nature all around you?
The beginning of the year, when the days are long and the sun is out, is the perfect time to conquer this goal. Once spending time outdoors becomes a habit, nothing will stop you – not even the cold or the rain.
We mentioned vitamins as a part of your new and improved morning routine and that’s because fueling your body with what it needs to thrive can have a massive impact on your health, and sometimes eating healthy foods just isn’t enough.
The trickiest part when it comes to supplementing is knowing which vitamins you need for your specific health goals and diet. This is where our simple quiz comes in handy. Answer a few questions about your lifestyle and we’ll recommend a vitamin pack tailored just for you.
Once you sign up, we’ll send you your custom pack every month and all you need to do is take them daily with food and a glass of water.
Just like many other health goal examples we’ve listed, daily movement has plenty of proven benefits for your well-being.
It helps to prevent and manage a number of health conditions, from type 2 diabetes to depression, high blood pressure and more, while also boosting your energy levels and making you feel happier (because let’s face it, there’s no feeling like finishing a good workout).
Whether you choose to do 15 minutes of yoga, go on a 30-minute walk right after work or get your cardio on at the gym, find a way to stay active every day and it will never feel like a chore.
Resting is key to feeling healthy and productive, and if you wake up tired more often than not, this should definitely be a new goal to achieve in 2023. The question is, what can you do to improve your sleep quality? Here are a few simple habits you can start with:
Finally, a mental health goal that can take as little as 10 minutes off your day but can make a huge difference in how calm you feel in your own home: tidying up on a daily basis.
If you often find yourself procrastinating on housework, remember that you can start small with just one chore: perhaps doing the dishes, tidying up your working desk or sweeping the bedroom floor.
As you start experiencing the many health benefits of decluttering and organising your home, tidying up every day will become second nature.
Now get out there and start putting your new goals into practice! Remember, making your goals SMART will put you on the path to success and it’s important to celebrate every win be it small or big to keep you motivated and challenged!
Well, you’re ready to set and kickstart your new year goals, and if you’d like to find out how Vitable can help you achieve your health goals in 2023 why not take our simple quiz today? Answer a few simple questions and we'll tell you what your body needs & recommend a personalised vitamin plan tailored to your goals, lifestyle and needs.
*Always read the label and follow directions for use. If you experience any symptoms or if symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamin and/or mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.