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Healthy Habits To Start In 2020

Healthy Habits To Start In 2020

Alannah Murray

A new year is always great motivation to get back on track with good attitudes and new mindsets, but it is also a time where we tend to pick up these crazy health trends that are only sustainable for a week before we realise they are probably not healthy at all. The key is healthy changes that you can actually keep up throughout the whole year and inevitably your life.

Here are some healthy habits to try pick up in 2020…

Drinking water has so many health benefits, helps clear skin and gives you more energy. However, many go water crazy in the new year, but too much of anything can be bad. The absolute maximum water consumption for women per day is about 3 liters, which translates to roughly 10 glasses. Anymore will begin to overwhelm the body, so drink water but make sure not to go overboard with that new year motivation.

One of the easiest ways to stay healthy without noticing is to walk or cycle your commute. Whether you are going to school, work or college, if it is a 20 min walk or under, TRY IT. The benefits are obviously getting physical activity into your day, but also clearing your mind thus helping your mental health. And without the extra cars on the road you are also helping the environment.

It is really easy to fall out of your normal routine over the holidays, but it is the continuous cycle of a good skincare routine that gives consistent results. The most basic and easiest skincare routine consists of:

  1. Cleanse

  2. Toner

  3. Moisturise

Doing this every morning and night, five minutes each side can do wonders for your skin.

It’s the time of the academic year for the serious exams, whether it’s the Mocks, the Leaving Cert or college finals, it’s a good time to grab that new year motivation and use it to your advantage. Try to study at least once a day and remember that a focused hour of studying is better than four hours of only half concentrating.

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Keeping track of things by writing them down is one of the best ways to stay organised. A ‘to-do’ list notebook or a yearly diary can make the world of difference in how organised you are and can help you can keep on top of things.

It’s a new decade it’s time for new things. Try that thing you’ve always wanted to do for the past few years, but never got around to. Go places alone, surround yourself with your own company, shoot your shot, try a veggie month, go skydiving. Whatever it is, do it.

What healthy habits are you going to try start in 2020?

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