1. Eating Healthier

Read labels. Compare nutrition information on package labels and select products with the lowest amounts of sodium, added sugars, saturated fat and trans fat, and no partially hydrogenated oils.

Healthy salad bowl

Cook and eat at home. You’ll have more control over ingredients and preparation methods. Make it fun for kids to try new fruits and vegetables. Let them pick out a new fruit or vegetable in the grocery store each week, and figure out together how to cook or prepare it in a healthy way.

2. Exercising More

Finding time to exercise during our busy day is an ongoing challenge faced by us all. Consider downloading the Y Fit App so that you can more easily find a class that is convenient to your schedule at your local Y and start recording your workouts so you can track your progress. 

Find a workout partner and hold each other accountable for showing up to the gym consistently.

3. Saving Money

Instead of making a resolution to “save more money,” outline specifically how you want to accomplish saving more money. Commit to saving 5% more from each paycheck, or increase your retirement savings contributions as one option.

To help make saving a no-brainer, consider setting up an auto-deposit to split your paycheck between checking and savings, or set up monthly automatic transfers to a savings account. 

4. Getting More Sleep

Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your body's clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night.

Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime conducted away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep.

A new year can mean a new you!