5 Healthy Ways to Welcome 2022
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Ready ka na ba sa 2022? Just like that, another year is about to end. Think of the new year as an opportunity to rethink your wellness goals and focus on your well-being. With 2022 just around the corner, ito na ang tamang panahon para tutukan ang ating mga sarili. Through small steps and consistent effort, kayang-kaya mo magkaroon ng mas mabuting kalusugan. Tara, sabay-sabay natin salubungin ang bagong taon through the following healthy ways!

1.  Set realistic goals

Ang dali mag set ng goals pero aminin mo, realistic ba ang mga results na gusto mong makuha? Some goals are too ambitious or require a long period to achieve kaya mahirap to stay motivated. Para di masayang ang effort mo, mag-set ng realistic goals na kaya mong tuparin sa loob ng isang taon. Dapat measurable din ang mga goals mo. Example, gusto mong magbawas ng timbang. Mag-set ka ng specific weight na gusto mo mabawas sa loob ng isang taon. Kapag may specific weight goal ka, maaari mong ma-track yung weight journey mo at malaman if nasa tamang track ka.

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2.  Choose healthier food options

As the new year approaches, it’s time to start making healthier food choices. Pwede mag-umpisa sa pagbabawas nang pagkain ng junk or processed food at mga high-calorie dishes. Kung mahilig ka mag-merienda, make fruits and veggies your go-to snack instead of chips, sweets, and soda.

3.  Be more active

Isa sa mga pinaka-magandang pwede mong gawin sa darating na 2022 is to embrace a more active lifestyle. Dahil sa pandemic, marami sa atin ang nag-work from home at naging very limited ang paglabas. Isa ka ba sa mga taong may sedentary lifestyle? In other words, parati ka lang ba nakaupo? Naku, mag-ingat sa physical inactivity dahil ayon sa WHO, this can lead to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity. Huwag mo na hintayin magkasakit. Now is the time to take control of your life by engaging in regular physical activity. Beginners can engage in short interval exercises and gradually increase over time. Kung kailangan mo pa ng motivation, why not get a fitness buddy? Pwedeng kaibigan, kasintahan, asawa, o ka-trabaho ang maging fitness buddy mo. Mas masaya ang may kasabay sa hirap at sa ginhawa. 

4.  Digital detox

Feeling mo ba, pasan mo ang mundo kapag mahina ang Wi-Fi o walang Internet connection? Social media has taken over most of our lives and it has decreased quality time spent with family, friends, and loved ones. Studies have linked social media to irritation, loneliness, anxiety, and depression. Iwasan na maging social media addict by disengaging from the Internet on a regular basis. Make it a point to go offline at least a few hours a week and you are likely to notice a difference in your mood. Taking a social media break can relax the mind and help you reconnect with yourself and others. You can spend your time catching up with family and friends, meditating, listening to music, reading a good book, or engaging in your favorite sport or other activities. 

5.  Embrace the journey

Enjoy mo lang ang wellness journey mo ngayong 2022. This is important kasi if hindi mo gusto ang ginagawa mo, baka mag-give up ka. Embracing your journey and reaping the results of your hard work can motivate you to finish what you started.

Conclusion

Your wellness journey may not always be easy. Normal lang maka-experience ng setbacks along the way but remember to be patient and kind to yourself. You’re only human and sometimes you may encounter challenges. Kaya mo yan! Just believe in yourself and things will fall into place. Medicare Plus wishes you a year of happiness and good health.