As you all know that 2017 is ended and many of you haven’t completed their health goals which were set for 2017. Don’t be disappointed, it happens with almost everyone on this planet. Optimum health and fitness are quite difficult to maintain but it’s not impossible. Today, I’ll be sharing 5 kick-ass and meaningful health goals for 2018.
It’s important to have a well-planned objective in life for achieving success. Health goals can be short-term or long-term depending on the situation. I recommend everyone to make few short-term goals and stick to them until their completion. A long-term goal is often accompanied by many short-term goals.
It’s better to explore yourself in a tough situation and observe your weak points. Work hard on your weak points systematically to achieve your goal.
Now it’s time to buckle up your belts and start planning some realistic health goals for 2018.
5 Kick-Ass Health Goals for 2018
I’ve covered many topics about running because of its importance. Make your first goal – running. There are massive and numerous health benefits of running like an improved immune system, respiratory system, circulatory system, weight loss, brighter skin, stronger bones and what not! People who are serious about health should adopt running into their daily routine. For most of the people and in many cases running proves better than the gym. 500 meters running in the initial phase is sufficient and then you can push your limits to 1 kilometer per day.
Also Read: 10 Health Benefits of Running
Healthy eating is necessary for everyone especially teenagers. A healthy diet includes sufficient vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and little fat. Vitamins, fibers, and minerals are present in abundant quantity in fresh fruits that should be consumed before a meal as fruits act as roughage which helps to clean esophagus (food pipe). Eat breakfast with rich carbohydrates that act as an energy booster for the whole day. Protein is ultimately necessary for your body growth. Protein can be consumed in form of milk, eggs, meat, beef, chicken or cereals.
I personally recommend everyone to drink one glass Amla or Aloe vera juice daily in the morning as it has countless benefits for your immunity.
Also Read: Healthy Eating Tips for Teenagers
Ample Water Consumption
This can be your third important goal. Our body is made up of 70% water and we can’t ignore this fact. Water is magical for overall smooth body functioning. It’s a vital habit to drink enough water for satisfying our body needs. Now the question comes how much water our body needs?
Well, you should drink at least 3 liters (10 glasses) of water irrespective of your age. How and when you are drinking water is also very significant. This statement is well explained in three points below:
- Drink 500 ml – 1 liter of water daily just after waking up in morning.
- Drink a glass of lukewarm water after 45 minutes of every meal you eat.
- Always drink water in sitting position
Say NO to Smoking
Smoking is very dangerous to health. We’ve heard this line thousands of times in our teenage. But are we following it properly? Most of you will say No. It’s time to change your bad habits in 2018 and start adopting healthy and beneficial habits. There are various reason to quit smoking as early as possible. I’ve pointed out 5 most important reasons to quit smoking in 2018:
- Quit smoking for a healthy heart and lungs
- Quit smoking to increase your body’s strength
- Quit smoking for the sake of your parents or children
- Quit smoking for living a longer life
- Quit smoking to save some bucks
You will experience these 5 awesome benefits after you quit smoking:
- Cancer risk reduction
- Diabetes risk reduction
- Stronger immune system
- Improved blood circulation
- Healthier skin
The sleeping habit has a substantial effect on our health. In today’s generation, people are getting too much busy in their lifestyle and suffering from stress every day. Most of the people consider sleep at least priority as compared to other works which are not beneficial for their health. Sleeping less or more can put you in trouble. There are various reports shown by researchers in which the importance of sleep has been clearly described. Sleeping time depends on the individual’s age and National Sleep Foundation describe it as follows:
|Age Group||Sleeping Time|
|0-3 Months||14-17 Hours|
|4-11 Months||12-15 Hours|
|1-2 Years||11-14 Hours|
|3-5 Years||10-13 Hours|
|6-13 Years||9-11 Hours|
|14-17 Years||8-10 Hours|
|18-25 Years||7-9 Hours|
|26-64 Years||7-9 Hours|
|Above 65 Years||7-8 Hours|
There are multiple benefits of good night sleep and I’ve listed 5 of them here:
- Good sleep improves memory and retrieving power
- Good sleep reduces stress level
- Good sleep improves your mood and senses
- Good sleep helps to beautify skin
- Good sleep helps lower down the blood pressure and chances of heart attacks
This was Piyush Sharma sharing the 5 kick-ass health goals for 2018.
I hope 2018 will be a healthy and wealthy year for you.
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