Six Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Jan 3, 2019
In 2019, make health one of your priorities by setting a New Year’s resolution that will improve your quality of life. Whether your aim to lose weight or get more sleep, there is a resolution that you can fit into your schedule. Here are our top six healthy New Year’s resolutions for 2019:

Drink more water

healthy New Year’s resolutions for 2018

Your body is mostly comprised of water, so it makes sense to constantly refresh it. Drinking more water aids hydrated skin and may even motivate you to eat healthier. Keep track of your water with a water bottle at work or add fresh fruit like lemons or cucumbers to make it taste better.

Get more sleep

Only 63.8 percent of Nevadans are getting a healthy amount of sleep every night. If you aren’t averaging seven hours a night, you need to hit the hay earlier. If you get distracted by your phone at night, place it in another room or take a digital detox at least two hours before bed. Blue light can distract your brain from settling down, which inhibits a good night of sleep.


healthy New Year’s resolutions for 2018

One of the biggest trends of 2018, mindfulness can boost memory and reduce stress. According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness meditation can also decrease depressive symptoms. If you’re new to mindfulness, an app like Headspace or Calm can guide you while tracking progress.

Eat healthier

This is one New Year’s resolution that should be on everyone’s radar. Whether you already consider yourself a healthy eater or could use some room for improvement, you can always incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Try swapping out one fatty meat per week with a healthy meat substitute like jackfruit.

Exercise more frequently

healthy New Year’s resolutions for 2018

Whether you’re in the snow-covered northern parts of the state or basking in the sun down south, get outside this January for some exercise. You need at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week to stay healthy. Try Nordic skiing for a heart-rising exercise or beach volleyball for a group activity.

Understand your medical status

Having a solid comprehension of your health is key to living your best life. Schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor using your qualified health plan through Nevada Health Link to understand your baseline health. Afterward, get age-appropriate screening tests done. Some preventative tests, such as pap smears, may be covered at full cost by your insurance.

If you’re feeling ambitious, pick more than one of our six healthy New Year’s resolutions to make 2019 your best year yet. Set some appointments with your health care provider today. If you currently don’t have health insurance, Nevada Health Link is here to help. As part of a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). In other words, certain life events or situations, such as job loss, income change, marriage/divorce or birth/adoption of a child, may allow you to enroll in an insurance plan through Nevada Health Link outside of the annual open enrollment period.

All of our health plans exist to reduce the costs of health insurance and make sure you are covered. We’re always to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance.