10 Fun and Realistic Resolutions to Start 2016
Have Family Game Night
Once a week, once a month — whatever fits your schedule — grab your family's favorite board game and settle in for a night of friendly competition. We guarantee it will quickly become a new family tradition.
Explore Your Palate
Instead, aim to try one new recipe a month. Whether you get creative with an ethnic dish, or try a new twist on an old favorite, cooking as a family is a great way to explore healthy eating while connecting with your kids.
For lots of great meal ideas, visit our Food Channel and browse our recipe database.
Catch Up on Sleep
Set Regular Date Nights
Luckily, it's also easy to put the romance back into your relationship. Try to plan a date night at least once a month. It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you are able to reconnect and enjoy each others' company. And if you're looking for more ideas, check out these 10 tips to spice up your marriage.
Set One Fitness Goal
Whether you've always wanted to run a road race, perform a specific yoga pose, or simply have the energy to keep up with your kids, having a set goal will help you stay motivated, and will leave you with a great sense of accomplishment when you achieve it!
You can even get the kids involved with these great family fitness ideas.
Try a New Hobby
Have you always wanted to take a pottery class? Or learn Spanish? What's stopping you? This year, vow to try one hobby that has always piqued your interest, whether it's an art class, outdoor activity, or book club.
If you make time to do the things you want to do, it will make you happier and healthier in the long run!
Drink More Water
Studies have shown that severely depriving yourself of indulgences (like chocolate or french fries) will almost always lead to binging down the road. So allow yourself some treats in moderation, and even it out with a smart food choice, like a piece of fruit. You'll be happier and most likely, it will lead to smarter diet choices.