December 14, 2022 5 min read

Are you feeling stuck in a health rut and ready to make this year your healthiest yet?

The turn of the new year is the perfect time to create goals that will help us lead more active, energized, and healthy lifestyles. 

Whether it’s setting achievable fitness targets, enjoying healthier foods, or resolving to get more restful sleep, these simple resolutions for 2023 are an excellent way to start the new year on a high note.

1. Eat Healthier Foods & Snacks

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DeliciousDoor Snack Box​​

Good nutrition is essential for both physical and mental well-being. Eating a balanced diet is key – aim to include at least five portions of fruit & veg per day as well as healthy proteins, whole grains, nuts & seeds. Avoid processed foods where possible – they tend to be high in added sugar and unhealthy fats which can lead to weight gain and increased risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. 

Making simple changes such as swapping white bread for wholegrain or opting for plant-based snacks instead of sugary options will make a big difference over time.

Note down any cravings you experience – rather than reaching straight for the cookie jar why not try some healthier alternatives such as the DeliciousDoor Snack Box? You will soon start noticing how much better your body feels when it gets its nutrition from natural sources rather than unhealthy snacks!  

2. Get Active

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As the new year approaches, it's a good time to think about how active you are and take steps to increase your physical activity. 

If you're not getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous active per week, incorporating more exercise into your life may be beneficial for both your physical and mental health. This can be as simple as going for short walks after meals, taking time during the day for a quick jog, or joining an online fitness class. 

Whatever activity you choose, making sure it meets your needs is key to creating a successful exercise regimen that will help you stay active and healthy all year round.

3. Drink More Water

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Start the new year off hydrated and healthy by increasing your daily intake of water. Drinking more water is simple yet has a huge impact on your overall well-being. Not only can hydration help to keep energy levels up, but it also helps maintain body temperature, flush out toxins, and improve cognitive focus. 

There are countless ways to optimize hydration throughout the day. Start with a glass in the morning upon waking, opt for herbal teas over caffeine-based drinks, create a schedule to drink water throughout the day, or simply set reminders to ensure you're receiving enough hydration on a daily basis. 

Make sure that hydration is part of your New Year’s resolutions!

4. Improve Sleeping Habits

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Quality sleep is essential for our physical and mental wellbeing yet many adults don’t get enough sleep each night due to lifestyle factors such as late nights spent working or scrolling through social media feeds before bedtime! Aiming for seven hours sleep per night should be your goal - if that isn’t possible then try breaking it up into smaller chunks throughout the day so that you still get the restful sleep needed! 

5. Eat More plant-Based Foods

plant based new years resolution

With the new year, plant-based eating has taken center stage as a healthier and more sustainable way to eat. Plant-based foods provide essential nutrients like fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that contribute to overall health. Plus, plant-based snacks are delicious and great for on-the-go convenience! 

Incorporating plant-based options into your diet is an easy way to make positive changes that go beyond New Year's resolutions and create long-lasting habits. So start experimenting with plant-based recipes or explore plant-based snacks today - even little changes can lead to big results.

6. Reduce Stress Levels

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In daily life, our stress levels can go through the roof. Making small lifestyle changes such as getting enough sleep and exercising regularly can help with stress management, but it's also important to practice deep breathing and find some type of mindfulness activity that helps you focus on the present moment. 

Additionally, engaging in calming activities like journaling, crafts or even taking a long walk can be very helpful in reducing stress levels. 

Finally, if you feel like you need additional help coping with your stress, talking to a trained therapist might be a beneficial resolution.

7. Quit smoking & Alcohol

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Quitting smoking and alcohol can significantly improve one's physical and mental health. A healthy lifestyle can open up new opportunities, from increased energy levels to improved concentration and focus. Both habits, however, require much dedication for successful results; it is not simply a matter of 'wanting' to quit but rather the determination required to stick with the process. Making small changes in one's daily routine such as incorporating healthy activities will increase the likelihood of long-term success. Motivation must also play a consistent role in one's journey towards health; it is only then that quitting these practices becomes attainable.

8. Take Mental BreaKs

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Life can be busy and sometimes it’s difficult to take the time for self-care and reflection. Make sure you’re taking some time each day just for yourself - whether that means reading a book, listening to music, meditating or simply just taking a few deep breaths - this will help keep stress levels down and keep you feeling calm throughout the day!  

Mental health should always come first – take care of yourself emotionally by speaking openly about any feelings of depression, anxiety or sadness with friends/family/doctors if needed; practice positive self-talk; create boundaries between yourself & technology; talk through problems with those close to you & seek professional help if needed – all these things will help keep mental health in check & support wellness throughout 2023! 

9. Plan a Getaway

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Planning a getaway is an exciting way to clear your mind, be healthy and begin the new year with a clear head. Taking time off of work can have amazing benefits, offering you a break from your daily routine and easing stress levels. 

Allocate an appropriate amount of time to enjoy yourself and don’t forget to plan ahead so you can budget responsibly. Hiring the services of a travel agent might help, as they often have exclusive deals with fantastic discounts in order to make your dream destination come true. 

Invest in yourself and take that well-deserved vacation - you’ll be grateful you did!


New Year’s resolutions are a great way to reflect on the past year and set goals for the upcoming one. If you’re looking to make some healthy changes in 2023, consider adding these resolutions to your list. And if you need help staying on track, we’ve got you covered – comment below and let us know what your healthy resolutions are! We can all support each other as we strive to stay fit and healthy in the new year.

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