2024 can be the healthiest year of your life yet. We’re not just talking about getting fit or trying out a new diet (although we will be covering those things!). We’re also talking about getting to know yourself, feeling good in your body, and making connections with people who truly deserve to know you. When you feel healthy, it shouldn’t just be about what you see in the mirror.
So, let’s go through some of the ways you can make a real difference to yourself in 2024. This can be one of the best years of your life, even if plans go a bit awry here and there – you just need to commit to one or two of the points down below. Check them out for a bit of healthy living inspiration.
You’ve Just Got Through a Pandemic
For a lot of us, living through a global pandemic showed us what was truly important in life. Number one: the people who love you and who you love in return, and then number two: you! Living your life on your terms means understanding your responsibilities, but knowing your life is about you too. When we were all forced to stay at home and find ways to live healthily, this need became more apparent than ever before.
So, seeing as we’re (mostly) on the other side of the pandemic now, you owe it to yourself to live healthily and happily. Start doing what’s good for you, and not just what others want and/or expect from you.
You’ve Got More Health Insurance Options Than Ever
If you’re worried about the way your health is going to change over the next 12 to 18 months, make sure you look into new health insurance policies; you’ve got more options to choose from than ever before.
Not to mention just how flexible the open enrollment season is for those of us who are already policyholders. If you want to get something else covered, or you want to lower the price of your current plan, check out this guide to open enrollment for dental insurance – it’s a good starting point, seeing as anything to do with your oral health tends to get pretty pricey.
You Can Exercise from Home Whenever You Like
Exercise is good for the brain and the body, and even just a bit of it is better than nothing at all. In 2024, this might be one of the most actionable resolutions you can set yourself. Exercising on a more regular basis can help lower your resting heart rate, make your muscles stronger, and help your body look more toned – there’s a lot you can gain from spending half an hour down the gym three times a week.
But you can also do all of this from the safety and comfort of your own home as well. There are thousands of online tutorials you can follow, and you can invest in pretty affordable and easy-to-store equipment. This makes exercise more accessible than ever, and you don’t need to feel bad about wasting a gym membership either.
You Can Follow a New Diet
You don’t have to diet to lose weight. You can diet to be kinder to your body, especially if you’re discovering a lactose or gluten intolerance. If you have allergies as well, a new diet to cut out the things making you feel ill is going to help 2024 be your year. A lot of people simply don’t bother to try any of this and just deal with the consequences as they happen.
So, why not try out the Paleo diet? Or get yourself on the Mediterranean diet? Pack your plates up with the focus foods in each of these disciplines for a couple of months and see how your body reacts. You don’t have to stick to a diet if it’s not working for you, but be sure to try out a couple more to reap as many benefits as possible.
You’ve Got More Things to Do Than Be on Your Phone
Final tip! Do you find yourself glued to your phone screen more often than not? That could be something to change this year as well. It’s a lot healthier to pick up a new hobby and put the phone down then keep on doomscrolling, whether you’re having fun or not.
If you want to feel the best you’ve ever felt, let 2024 be the year you truly focus on your health.