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5 new year resolutions for a healthier you

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With 2017 just around the corner, what’s better than setting goals for the new year? ActiveSG presents to you 5 resolutions you can follow to live better and healthier!

Balance your diet!

A balanced diet shouldn’t have to be boring, and neither does it mean purely vegetables and abstinence from carbohydrates. As long as you are getting enough proteins, vitamins and minerals, the extra carbohydrates and fats will not do you much harm. But of course, too much chocolate is still not wise!


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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo drinks water before their 2014 World Cup Qualifying match against Azerbaijan in Braga. Photo: REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Water! And not alcohol! Too much alcohol can be harmful for your body, whereas water helps keep you hydrated and refreshed. It also helps keep skin looking healthier, aids in digestion and gives you more energy. With all the year end parties keep hydrated to keep on partying!


Sleep, in today’s hustle and bustle, can often be overlooked and to some, it can come as a form of luxury. To stay healthy, your body needs rest, just like it needs food and water, so you need to sleep! If your current schedule prevents you from getting a good rest, change it right now or regret later! 

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Runners sleep before competing in the 2016 New York City Marathon in the Manhattan borough of New York City, NY, U.S. on 6 November 2016. Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Get Active! 

ActiveSG Football Academy. Photo: Sport Singapore

Stop lazing on the couch and get active! Find something that gets you moving! Pick up a sport or just head to any nearby gyms or stadiums for a quick workout! ActiveSG has several sports academies available for all age groups, and who knows, you may end up discovering a hidden talent that you thought you didn’t have!

Socialise and hang out with your mates!

Health doesn’t only involve eating well and working out – your emotional happiness matters as well. Just chilling around with your friends helps lower chances of depression, anxiety and stress. Stay happy this coming 2017!


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