From losing weight to having more energy, being healthier in the new year is a common goal. Sometimes, replacing unhealthy habits with better ones can be a simple solution to help you inch closer to them.
Here are five habits to work on in 2016:
1. Habit: Eating late at night.
Eating late at night is all bad. You’re generally inactive for the remainder of the day, which doesn’t give your body enough time to metabolize what you eat.
Replacement: Drink half your weight in ounces each day.
Thirst is often mistaken for hunger so when you think you’re hungry, your body just may be in need of more fluids. Instead of reaching for that late-night snack, try another glass of water or even a cup of caffeine-free tea.
2. Habit: Drinking too much juice or soda.
We all know that drinking too much juice and soda is bad for our bodies, but that doesn’t stop many of us from overindulging.
Replacement: Drinking a green smoothie a day.
Sometimes, you want something to drink that’s cold and refreshing, but still tastes good. Smoothies can be just what you need, and they provide an opportunity to pack in more nutrients and green vegetables. Find tasty recipes that incorporate both fruits and vegetables to maximize your smoothies’ benefits.