5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Live a Healthier Lifestyle

If you’d like 2020 to be a healthier year but are tired of making resolutions that are impossible to stick to, we can help. Check out our top five resolutions to make this year great.

1. Soak in Your Hot Tub Daily

If you want to reduce your stress levels in 2020, then make time each night for a 20-minute dip in your hot tub. The combination of heated water and jet massage has numerous benefits, from relaxing your muscles and releasing tension, to ramping up your body’s production of endorphins, a “feel-good” chemical that reduces pain and increases feelings of relaxation and contentment.

If your hot tub is outside, you’ll enjoy the added health benefits of fresh air, which has been proven to lower stress hormones. Making your spa part of your nightly routine not only helps you manage stress and ease aches and pains, it can improve the quality of your sleep, too.

2. Get Moving

As technology advances, we spend more and more time sitting in front of a screen. Sitting too much, however, can take a toll on your health, so why not make a commitment to being more active this year? It can be as simple as taking a walk on your lunch break or getting up and moving for five minutes for every hour spent in front of the computer.

When you have time, fitting in some 30-minute workout sessions is extremely beneficial. Regular exercise not only improves your overall health, it lowers stress and helps you to be more productive all day long. The key to sticking with any exercise regime is choosing activities you enjoy. No matter what you choose, try to fit in three 30-minute sessions a week.

3. Eat Healthier Foods

Nothing improves overall wellbeing like proper nutrition. When you fuel your body with whole foods, you have more energy and you’re more apt to lose weight – without counting calories or feeling deprived. Foods such as fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and lean proteins will not only give you an energy boost, but will strengthen your immune system.

Making sure your healthy choices carry over to your beverages is wise, as well. Reducing your intake of sugary drinks such as soda, lattes and juice and replacing them with water, herbal tea and low-fat milk or milk alternatives not only eliminates empty calories from your diet, it keeps your blood sugar stabilized.

4. Limit Screen Time

Computers, smartphones, tablets, televisions and everything in between – they have become a necessity for our personal and professional lives. Even our entertainment largely relies on screens. As necessary as such technology is in 2020, there can be too much of a good thing. So, this year, why not limit recreational screen time to an hour a day, giving your eyes a much-needed break from the bright, blue light such devices emit. Instead, spend your downtime reading or listening to music or try out a new hobby. Not only do such activities engage the brain, but they are also relaxing, natural stress relievers.

5. Go Natural

Make 2020 your year for environmentally-friendly and more natural choices! From swapping a household cleaner for water and vinegar, to leaving the pain medication in the cabinet and instead soaking in the hot tub, there are a number of natural alternatives that you can try.

For instance…

  • Using an essential oil diffuser with lavender to help you fall asleep
  • Cleaning appliances and surfaces with a water and vinegar mixture
  • Making face masks at home with organic food in your cupboard
  • Putting the phone down and soaking in the hot tub with a friend
  • Doing yoga on a regular basis in your backyard living space
  • Taking a bike or bus to work rather than driving a car

How will you make more natural and environmentally-friendly choices this year?

Omaha Hot Tub Company

If you’re ready to live the hot tub lifestyle in 2020, the experts at Omaha Hot Tub Company can help. We guarantee that each and every one of our spas offers high-quality hot tub features to help improve your lifestyle in 2020. We have everything you need to care for your hot tub from spa accessories to spa covers, so why not drop in at our Papillion showroom? One of our experts would be happy to help you find the best hot tub and accessories for your home.

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