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By: PMDhealth on January 4th, 2021

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6 Health Tips for a Good Start in 2021

Lifestyle & Wellness | Wellness

In 2021, is your goal to lose weight? Get into a consistent exercise routine? Sleep better? Whatever your health and wellness goal, 2021 can be your year. And we're here to help. To get you off on the right track this year, our health coaches put together this video with six tips. Watch it below and read on for the full recap. 

Tip #1: Stay hydrated.

"Get off to a good start in 2021 by staying hydrated. See if you can challenge yourself to drink a large glass of water first thing when you wake up in the morning." - Lindsey Patton, Health Coach, PartnerMD Richmond

Tip #2: Start off each week right. 

"One tip for starting off right is starting your week off with success. Whether that's getting a workout in or choosing fruits and vegetables as a snack." - Sarah Brawley, Health Coach, PartnerMD Richmond

Tip #3: Set one health goal each week.

"A tip to help you get 2021 off to a good start, start out slowly and build your wellness health goals. Set one health goal a week. For example, starting January 4th, schedule your appointment with your PartnerMD health coach... telehealth, in-office, or phone call. Whatever's going to help you to support you and help guide you in your health and wellness goals." - Yvonne Bull, Health Coach, PartnerMD Owings Mills

Tip #4: Get into a good sleep routine. 

"Get off on the right track in 2021 by starting off with a good sleep routine. A sleep routine is about eight hours a night when you wake up and go to bed and around the same time every day. A good sleep routine will help reduce stress causing hormones like cortisol. It will help boost the body's immune system so you can get sick less and stay healthy for longer. And above all it will help recover the body after exercise, so you can perform at your highest level every day." - Brandon Rice, Health Coach, PartnerMD Short Pump

Tip #5: Set a to-list everyday with 6 items. 

"If you want to keep better control of your to-do list in the new year, you might want to think about the Ivy Lee Method. This method requires that each night you get your to-do list out and you make sure there are six items on it. The next day, you work on those items and then at night, you look at your to-do list again, and you make sure that there are six items on it before you go to bed." - Aaron Benator, Health Coach, PartnerMD Greenville

Tip #6: Stay positive. 

"Stay positive. A positive mindset is a key ingredient for success in your life. So start off with simple things from having a gratitude journal, finding things that bring you joy, speaking with loved ones that bring you happiness, and most importantly, really practice self positive talk." - Jaime Monsen, Health Coach, PartnerMD Midlothian