2018 was a great year for fitness.
With every year that passes it seems like more and more people are taking their health and wellness seriously. Maybe it’s because social media has created a new outlet for us to compare ourselves to each other, or maybe technology has opened our eyes to how many options there really are in terms of getting and staying healthy and fit. Whatever the reason, people everywhere are spending more time at the gym and paying more attention to what they eat, and that is a good thing no matter how you swing it.
So it’s no surprise then, that 2018 brought with it a bunch of new fitness trends and wellness tips. This year we saw everyone go crazy for the paleo diet, Crossfit classes popped up in more locations than Starbucks, and goat yoga became a popular past-time.
While these trends may have had a moment in the spotlight this year, there are still tried-and-true wellness tips that are worth taking with you into your 2019 routine.
Here are a few:
Correct your posture. In 2018 Americans spent more than 11 hours per day starting at technology, which is terrible for your posture. Nowadays they even have wearable technology to help you correct it, so there is really no excuse to slouch anymore. Let 2019 be the year you conquer your spine!
Maintain a consistent sleep schedule. I know this is a huge problem for most people (mostly because of technology), but you would be SHOCKED at how energized you will feel if you go to bed and wake up at the same time every night. Repetition is key.
Drink water when you first wake up. One of the best ways to jump start your metabolism in the morning is to keep a full glass of water by your bed, and drink it when you first wake up, BEFORE you reach for your phone.
Meditate more often. Meditation is something many adults are wary of, but it kills me how in this country we spend boundless amounts of money on our physical health, and ignore our mental health. Meditating regularly is the best way to keep your mental health in check, and there are plenty of apps to walk you through the process, if you need it.
Add more spice to your diet. It was a great year for spices, as people everywhere are embracing the health benefits of herbs and spices like turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne. Not only can spices help keep your digestive system running smoothly, but they can also help your metabolism, so it’s a win-win.
Add Moringa to your diet. Although moringa isn’t super well-known here in the United States yet, it is called the miracle tree because the leaves are chock full of essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. You can start using moringa powder by adding it to a protein smoothie, or apple juice in the morning. Trust me, your body will feel the difference.
Eat Probiotics. Gut health is probably one of the most overlooked, but important aspects of your bodily systems, since it houses 70% of the cells that make up your immune system. Eating probiotics help maintain your regularity, and insure the rest of your systems are running strong.