New Year's means a new commitment to our well-being for many of us -- but most of us could use a little help sticking to our resolutions come February. Whether it's eating healthier, hitting the gym more often, doing something about back pain or eye strain, or getting a better night’s sleep, these 10 products will help keep you healthy for years to come.
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RESOLUTION: WALK MORE
Studies show that people who wear pedometers walk a mile more per day than those who don’t; they also lower their blood pressure and lose weight. Today’s models are tiny and cute, like the Fitbit Flex, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep. Plus it comes in a lot of colours.
RESOLUTION: HIT THE GYM
$99 at luglife.com
Whether you're a veteran gym-goer or you've just vowed to join the ranks, motivate yourself with a new bag. Many of the latest options are so chic, they can easily be brought to the office or an evening out with friends. This Lug Puddle Jumper Overnight/Gym Bag sports a separate shoe compartment and ventilated pocket for sweaty stuff.
RESOLUTION: DANCE FOR HEALTH
Whether you're a fan of the show or just want to improve your dance moves, you'll appreciate these step-by-step instructions for hip hop, disco, contemporary routines explained by dancers on the show.
RESOLUTION: COOK HEALTHY MEALS
Image: $32, Anthropologie.com
Cooking at home is far healthier (and cheaper) than eating out, and aprons have come a long way since the days of Betty Crocker. This feminine-but-no-frills Cuisine Couture Apron from Anthropologie will help inspire you to flip through some cookbooks, even if you're a diehard takeout fan.
RESOLUTION: LOWER FAT INTAKE
Image: $24.95, williams-sonoma.com
Low-fat cooking gets way easier with Williams-Sonoma’s stainless-steel oil sprayer. Fill with olive or canola oil then spritz on the bottoms of pans, salads, or bread.
RESOLUTION: BACK HEALTH
Image: $29.94, amazon.com
A godsend for anyone with a bad back and a long, snowy driveway, the Suncast Double Grip Ergonomic snow shovel has a second handle to allow for better leverage and less stooping.
RESOLUTION: DRINK MORE WATER
Image: $9.99, target.com
Staying hydrated is a cornerstone of health, yet tap water can contain tons of dangerous chemicals. Try a cheaper (and eco-friendlier) option than buying bottled water with Bobble, a plastic bottle with a charcoal filter cap that cleans tap water as it’s poured in.
What products are helping you keep your health resolutions?
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