As the new year begins, many of us are looking at our health when writing our list of resolutions. Here are 5 tips we believe will help you achieve results towards a healthier lifestyle.

1. Opening a Window at Night

Breathing fresh air has definite health properties, including losing weight. An open window can increase humidity in a room, which helps prevent dehydration, as well as make your room cooler. Cooler, colder temperatures stimulate your body’s metabolism, as it takes energy to stay warm. Using up calories, whether by exercising or making your body keep itself warm helps with weight loss.

By simply opening a door or window, a breeze can blow directly into one opening and out an opposite one. The amount of air you move is directly proportionate to the size of your inlet and outlet openings. For example, an open door will typically allow for more air flow than an open window. The potential downside of cross ventilation is that open doors and windows allow easy access for flying insects and bugs. Retractable screens are a great solution for this problem since you can close them when needed and retract them when they are not.

2. Be More Active

Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing numerous health benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you can’t cut through diet alone. Find an activity you enjoy and can fit into your routine.

3. Drink Up

Drink plenty of fluids. Remember to stay well-hydrated for exercise. You need adequate fluids before, during, and after exercise to help prevent dehydration.

4. Enjoy Dinner with the Family

While consuming meals in front of your TV or computer may not seem like diet sabotage, eating while distracted may cause you to consume more calories and gain weight. Eating at the dinner table with the family, away from potential distractions, is not only a good way to keep your weight down — it also allows you time to reconnect with loved ones.

5. Eat Plenty of Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are not only low in calories and fat, they’re also high in fiber – 3 important ingredients for successful weight loss. Plus, they contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, essential to your body’s health.

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