January is an inspiring time for many of us. We set new goals and intentions and get motivated to make the most of the year ahead. We’ve already detailed some New Year’s resolutions for happiness to jumpstart some fresh ideas, but if one or more of your resolutions happens to revolve around healthy living, we’ve gathered more inspiration for some healthy hacks from which we can all benefit.
Vital for building your immune system, vitamin A supports bone, vision and overall body health. Plus, when you’re sufficiently nourished with vitamin A your skin shows it with a flattering glow. Leafy greens, winter squash, root vegetables and fruits are especially high in vitamin A. A healthy hack for upping the ante on your vitamin A intake is making this recipe for a butternut squash and kale salad. With flavorful butternut squash that’s roasted with garlic and turmeric, kale, pomegranate seeds, toasted and sliced almonds, goat cheese crumbles and a homemade dressing with olive oil, fresh orange juice, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard and honey, being healthy has never tasted better.
Everyone wants more energy. Vitamin B helps your brain cells and metabolism operate at optimum levels and contributes to higher energy levels. Since we all could benefit from more vitamin B in our lives this year, a healthy hack is to add a rich vitamin A food source like fish to your diet. Salmon is a favorite since it’s high in protein, has good fatty acids and plenty of vitamin B. Since healthy hacks should be anything but bland, we’re fans of this grilled salmon recipe that’s easy and flavorful. The marinade is made from soy sauce, Dijon mustard, olive oil and garlic, and the fish is ready to enjoy after baking for a collective eight minutes. Simple and scrumptious. Just don’t be that person who reheats your fish leftovers at the office.
Sort of like a secret super power, vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that helps keep you healthy and happy. Vitamin C is fundamental for skin-renewing collagen formation, helps ward off infections and may reduce stress levels. Essentially, it’s everything we want this year in a single vitamin. Although a bit trendy, a healthy hack for increasing your vitamin C intake is to drink a hot cup of lemon water first thing in the morning. Model Miranda Kerr swears by the simple habit, and we’re game to try anything that may give us naturally glowing, angelic skin. The taste takes some getting used to, but once you grow accustomed to the zingy flavor it becomes a nice way to start your day.
Our bodies need vitamin D for absorbing calcium and supporting healthy bones. Obviously, the best way to get vitamin D is directly from sunlight. Although we’re not suggesting that baking and burning is the way to go, giving your skin a chance to soak up the sun in small, safe doses is a healthy hack for adding more vitamin D to your life. But in order for you to safely enjoy the sun, you need a comfortable sunspot. Our Novel Outdoor Lounge Chair and Novel Outdoor Ottoman are two of our favorite pieces for creating a chic, cozy nook in your outdoor space. Thick, all-weather synthetic wicker slats are hand woven to a tubular aluminum frame, which means our Novel Collection is incredibly sturdy and durable. Plush cushions that are covered in fade- and mildew-resistant Sunbrella® fabric are made for easy cleaning and luxe lounging. Safely soak up the sun in style.
Whether you’re on your way to tackling some new health goals or maintaining your already healthy lifestyle, keep yourself in tip-top shape this year with effective healthy hacks.