Planning for a Healthy Year: 3 Tips for Self-Rejuvenation

In preparing to close out the year, many people may be reflecting on the past 12 months, and beginning to plan for an even better—mentally, physically, emotionally, and professionally—new year. During this time, it is important to keep in mind helpful tips for self-rejuvenation.  Shared below are a few self-care tips from member, Paty Hernandez, MPH, MSW,CHES, featured in our latest SurroundHealth article. We hope that you take these into consideration to help you fuel a healthy 2015 self-care plan!

1. Eat slower, mindfully. With many heavy holiday meals just around the corner, it’s important to make sure to avoid overindulging. Author Lilian Cheung identifies and explains the following 7 practices for mindful eating in this video below:

  • Honor the food
  • Engage all the senses
  • Be mindful of portion sizes
  • Chew
  • Eat slowly
  • Do not skip meals
  • Eat a plant-based diet

Lilian Cheung_Savor Mindful Eating

2. Create goals and stick with them. Coming up with New Year’s resolutions are quite popular during this time of the year. For best results, make sure to support your goals by creating a step-by-step plan and identifying people who can encourage you along the way.

3. Incorporate Daily Health Challenges. Paty suggested using an interactive daily challenge platform to help you complete various straightforward challenges on a daily basis. This specific platform allows you to share your progress with family and friends—encourage them to take part as well!

For the full list of self-care tips, visit us on SurroundHealth!

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