6 health resolutions you’ll actually be able to keep this year

This year, skip the crash diets and gruelling workout programs! Instead, make health resolutions that you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day life.

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1

Reduce your screen time

Do you work at a computer all day? Do you scroll through photos on your phone? Do you watch your favourite TV shows at night and read the news on your tablet in the morning? Screens take up a lot of space in our lives—sometimes, too much space! Luckily, there are lots of ways you can reduce your screen time. Not only is doing so good for your posture, your eyes, and your energy levels, but it also frees up your schedule so you can spend more quality time with your loved ones.

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Consult health care professionals

Whatever your need, there’s a health care professional who can help and advise you. In fact, your pharmacist is a frontline specialist who can provide many health services directly at the pharmacy. Don’t hesitate to speak to them if you have a question or health concern.

3

Eat a balanced and varied diet

Avoiding processed foods and incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and healthy foods into your diet will help you maintain and improve your health. This will ensure that your body gets all the nutrients it needs to function properly! For inspiration, check out our 3 tips to eat better better and our 5 tips for eating well.

4

Drink more water

Drinking water is a daily resolution that’s not always easy to maintain. However, staying hydrated helps your body work properly. If you have trouble drinking the recommended amount of water per day, try sipping on flavoured water instead!

5

Improve your sleep habits

We all know that sleep is good for your health. A good night’s sleep recharges your batteries, both physically and mentally. In addition, chronic sleep deprivation can negatively impact your health, for instance by increasing your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and other physical and physiological problems. To feel the benefits of a good night’s sleep in your daily life, read our 10 rules to sleep better and our strategies to fight insomnia.

6

Quit smoking

Quitting smoking has short- and long-term health benefits. When you stop smoking or vaping, your blood oxygen levels increase, which immediately reduces your risk of heart attacks. Your sense of smell and taste also quickly improve. After a few months, you’ll feel less tired and out of breath and experience less coughing and congestion. In the long term, you’ll have a lower risk of developing lung, mouth, or throat cancer. In short, deciding to quit for good and not giving in to the temptation to start again will give your body and your health a second wind!

For more advice on quitting smoking, read our thematic dossier on smoking cessation and don’t hesitate to talk to your Brunet-affiliated pharmacist.

Need help keeping your resolutions?

Visit your local Brunet store to see your health care professional today!

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