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Top 6 Health and Wellness Resolutions for 2024

Posted January 5, 2024

Welcome the New Year with a refreshed perspective! As we step into 2024, a world of opportunities awaits. This year, we focus on enhancing our health and wellness, recognizing its role in productivity and well-being.

Dive into the health and wellness resolutions we’re reflecting on throughout 2024!

  1. Embrace Physical Activity: With over 8 miles of walking trails, 3 different resident-only parks with pickleball, tennis, and basketball courts included, and an 18-hole golf course in your backyard, commit to a regular exercise routine that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Pick up an old hobby or try a new sport; either way, McCormick has a diverse selection of amenities that can help you with your New Year resolution to embrace more physical activities in 2024.

2. Prioritize Mindfulness: Dedicate 10 minutes a day to mindfulness practices. Step outside and breathe in the fresh air, find a quiet place to meditate, or pick up something that slows you down, like journaling. It can significantly reduce stress, help enhance mental well-being, and improve your focus throughout the day. Meditation, for instance, allows you to focus on calming the mind and reducing stress levels. Meanwhile, journaling is a reflective practice, enabling you to explore thoughts and emotions. Even just stepping outside and taking a second to yourself is a great way to start 2024.

3. Take Up a New Hobby or Join a Club at McCormick: Challenge yourself to learn a new skill or hobby. McCormick has a selection of clubs that you can join, like the knitting club, book club, women’s & men’s golf club, gardening club, and more! Learning a new skill or joining a fun new club keeps your mind engaged, enhances cognitive abilities, fosters creativity, and opens doors to new opportunities and connections.

4. Reduce Screen Time: Consider tech-free times during your day to disconnect and focus on real-world connections and activities. If you struggle with finding the time to put down your phone, you can set up screentime app limits. This allows you to choose the time limit on individual apps per day before your phone gives you a notification to exit the app. A good practice is leaving your phone at home when you take a walk around McCormick’s serene trails.

5. Nourish Your Body: Consider making better meal choices throughout the week or meal prepping to focus on balanced, nutritious meals and save a little cash. Meal Prepping will also help with your temptation to eat out since you will already have meals waiting for you at home. A vital item you’ll need to nourish your body is water, so hydrating adequately to support your body’s needs is a must.

6. Prioritize Sleep: Aim for a better sleep routine by establishing a consistent sleep schedule and a relaxing bedtime routine. Quality sleep is crucial for overall well-being. If you find it challenging to detach from your phone or are bothered by notifications that disrupt your sleep by lighting up your room, consider establishing a bedtime routine on your device. By doing so, you can prevent notifications from illuminating your phone screen until your designated wake-up time.

Here are some suggestions we’re implementing at McCormick that you might consider for your New Year’s resolutions in 2024! We’re thrilled about the prospects this year holds and look forward to witnessing everyone thrive uniquely. Best of luck, and Happy New Year to the McCormick Community! Cheers to a fantastic 2024!

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