10 (Free) Health Hacks to Jumpstart the New Year

Ah, the new year. A fresh start. There’s almost nothing better than feeling like you can begin again (except realizing that EVERY day is the perfect day to “start over”). Many new years resolutions, mine included, involve creating healthier habits – eating better, cutting out crappy, chemical-laden food, loving yourself and your body. So here are a few simple healthy hacks that have a big pay-off for creating and sticking to healthy habits year-round. 1. Drink water. Drink a full glass first thing in the morning. Drink a full glass while you’re prepping (or about 30 minutes) before each meal. Drink water between meals. Just drink water. Your body will thank you for it. 2. Eat something green in at least one meal each day. No exceptions. 3. Eat “fresh first.” Eat the freshest, rawest part of your meal first. Salad, veggies, fruit, whatever you’ve got. 4. Stretch in the morning. Even if it’s just 30 seconds – move your body. Wake it up. Connect with your physical being. If stretching isn’t your thing, do a few core stability exercises or lunge your way to the bathroom to brush your teeth. 5. Set your intention. Every morning, take a few seconds to set yourself up for success. Think through your goals for the day, including your health goals. Better yet, put pen to paper or say your daily intentions out loud. This helps you to be mindful throughout the day of what you really want to accomplish. You and your body deserve a (top) spot on your daily to-do list. 6. Stop saying “I can’t.” No more: “I can’t...