Start 2016 on a Healthy Note: 14 Must-Read Articles

January 1st, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Starting tomorrow, gyms everywhere will be packed to the brims, health food stores will be selling out of kale (pro tip: try seaweed instead!), and social media will be flooded with pledges to run more, eat less, and be happier in 2016.

But before you get to work on your New Year’s resolutions, take a minute to prepare. Whether you shed a few pounds, gain some muscle, or just eat healthier, we’ve got all the information you need to make 2016 your healthiest year yet. Just sit back, relax, and read these 14 essential articles on fitness, health, and well-being—your body will thank you!

1. Want to Lose 10 Pounds? Start Here!

Suffering from a major case of holiday weight gain? Shed the pounds by following this handy guide.

2. Ask a Health Coach: How Can I Kick-Start My Metabolism?

Get your body back into tip-top shape by revving up your metabolism.

3. What’s an ‘Anti-Diet’—And Is It For You?

There’s no need to restrict yourself to celery sticks—intuitive eating might be the answer to easy weight loss.

4. The Hidden Dangers of ‘Skinny Fat’ (And How to Lose It)

If you’re more dad bod than svelte, you may want to learn more about what some researchers are calling “skinny fat”.

5. 4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Gym Time

With New Year’s resolutions kicking everyone’s fitness routine into high gear, the gym will be packed. Here’s how to get the most out of each workout.

6. 6 Ways to Hack Your Cardio Workouts

Prefer running to lifting weights? This one’s for you.

7. Skip the Multivitamin—Here Are the Supplements You Really Need

If you reach for a handful of gummy vitamins and call it a day, it might be time to rethink your supplements.

8. How to Get Your Circadian Rhythm Back on Track

Your mile time isn’t the only thing to consider rebooting. Getting back on a healthy sleep schedule can do wonders for your whole body.

9. 5 Reasons Why Gut Health Is Crucial to Whole Body Wellness

The gut does more than just digest your food—in fact, scientists believe it’s integral to overall health.

10. How Drinking Water First Thing in the Morning Can Reboot Your Body

One glass of water right when you wake up can be life-changing.

11. Feast on These Anti-Aging Brain Foods to Stay Sharper, Longer

Don’t forget about the brain! Incorporate these memory-boosting foods to keep your noggin in good shape.

12. 6 Times a Day You Can Build in Meditation

Speaking of mental health, try meditation while you’re at it. This simple practice can do wonders for your stress and anxiety.

13. Life Got You Dialed Up to 11? Here’s How Nature Can Help

When stress comes knocking, get away from it and go outside. A little time out in the wilderness can be just what the doctor ordered.

14. Smile—A Sense of Humor Might Help You Live Longer

Last but not least, remember to smile. Studies have shown that people who laugh more often lead longer, happier, and healthier lives.

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Annalise MantzAnnalise is a foodie, Brussels sprouts lover, grammar nerd, and political pet aficionado.
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