How to Take Control of Your Health and Diet This Year


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No matter what your level of health may be, I think we can all agree that our health is something that can always be improved.

There are so many different aspects when it comes to health – mental and physical health, fitness, sleep, water intake, and so much more, that we doubt anyone can say their health is perfect. While many of these health-related aspects are out of our control, there are a few things you can do to try and improve your overall health.

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The first step is to take control of your health and diet. This means focusing on the aspects that you can control, and trying to improve them. Keep reading to find out how. 

Start Counting Macros

Many people count their daily calories. While this is a great way of tracking your food for weight loss or gain, counting your macros takes things a step further. Instead of just telling you how many calories you consume, macro counting can give you insight into what type of calories you’re consuming, and this will help you to maintain a balanced diet. Different diets also require different macro intakes, so if you’re following a keto diet, you should use a keto macro calculator.

Move More

You might be thinking to yourself that you already exercise nearly every day, so you surely don’t need to move your body more? However, moving your body doesn’t just refer to exercise, but also general movement. If you’re stuck at your desk all day, you may very well develop health problems. So, make an effort to get up now and then. Do some stretches, walk around the block, or get a cup of coffee.

Another great way to incorporate more movement into your day is to try some gentler forms of exercise that don’t put as much pressure on your joints and lungs. For example, try these yoga poses for motivation to get your body moving while also helping you be productive.

Drink More Water

You’re probably tired of seeing this on every health-related article, but there’s a reason why it’s always mentioned. Your water intake is incredibly important for various reasons.

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You may think that it only keeps you hydrated, but the truth is that it also assists with energy levels and many more things that affect your overall health. It can be tricky to start drinking enough water, especially if you’re not used to it. if that’s the case, you can trick yourself into drinking more water.


We don’t always realize what a big impact our sleep schedule has on our health. The truth is that if you have unhealthy sleeping habits, you will see it start to affect your health. Getting enough sleep – and good quality sleep – is important for maintaining good energy levels throughout the day, which means you’ll be able to get more out of your workouts. Your mental and physical health will likely also suffer if you’re struggling with sleep. If you’ve tried to fix it and failed, you can always use a sleep tracking app or check these 101 tips that can help to solve your sleep problems.