Get a Fresh Start to the New Year
Welcome to the 2024 New Year New You edition of West Shore Connect! Most of us have made New Year’s resolutions in the past that we’ve completely abandoned by February 1. This year, consider making incremental changes that might be easier to sustain. Our article on setting realistic expectations for yourself offers tips such as finding a friend who can accompany you on your health journey and focusing on getting a little exercise even when you may not be up to a full workout.
How you start your morning can set the tone for your entire day. Our article on waking up refreshed explains how taking a moment to meditate or simply stretch can make you feel calmer and ready to face the day.
Of course, it’s important to maintain your mental health as diligently as your physical health. Our piece on improving your mental health explores the importance of building personal relationships and getting adequate sleep.
Tasty, nutritious food is also an important component of self-care. Check out our recipes for wraps, smoothies, and salads to help you get the New Year off to a healthy start. For some sweet and savory treats that are only a little bit decadent, take a look at our article on creative ways to prepare popcorn.
At the end of a busy day, an easy egg dish can help you enjoy more family time while also providing excellent nutrition. Our article on quick egg recipes offers options your whole family will love. Dishes such as poached egg tostadas and poblano frittatas are a delight for all the senses, but they only take a few minutes to whip up.
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