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Staying Fit Doesn’t Require Resolutions

Fittness | Park Place towers By this time each year, most people have already failed to keep the New Year’s resolutions they made. But whether you made – or kept – your resolutions you can incorporate new habits this year that will help you stay fit.

Get More Sleep

Lack of sleep contributes to so many health concerns that just changing this one habit can have long-term ramifications on your health. Poor sleep habits contribute to obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Make it a goal to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

Drink More Water

Did you know that your body will give off a hunger signal when it’s actually thirsty? Our brains can’t distinguish between the two, but drinking more water not only keeps you hydrated and improves the health of your skin but also aids in digestion and keeps you from overeating.

Choose More Fruits and Veggies

Dark green leafy veggies, rainbows of fruits, broccoli and cauliflower do more for you than just add color. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, fruits and vegetables are the superheroes of nutrition.

Go Ahead and Indulge Yourself

It’s about balance, so go ahead and have the extra slice of pizza you’ve been craving. It’s ok to treat yourself occasionally and enjoy moments, especially when you’re sharing time with friends.

Skip the Soda

The average soda has 45 grams or more of sugar. The average daily allowance for sugar for women is 25 grams and for men is 37.5 grams. Simply cutting out soda can improve your health significantly and help you achieve your fitness goals.

Head to the Gym

At Park Place Towers in Hartford, CT, our indoor amenities include a fully equipped gym, so winter is no excuse to avoid exercising. If the gym is not your style, bundle up and head out for a walk through the park or powerwalk while you window shop at the local mall.

Fitness doesn’t require resolutions. Instead, focus on balance and self-care.

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