By Tim Herrera
We all should eat better, exercise regularly and get more sleep. We hear those three pieces of advice so often it can be easy to drown them out. But there’s a reason this advice has become so cliché: Combined, they truly can result in a healthier life, physically and mentally.
But where should you begin? We’re here to help.
Below is the best advice from The Times on ensuring that your body and mind are in top shape in 2018, whatever that means for you. Whether you’ve been trying to sleep better, establish an exercise routine or finally give your house the deep clean it deserves, we’ve got you covered.
It seems like such a simple problem to fix: Get more sleep. But how? In this Times guide to getting a better night’s rest, you’ll learn how to create and maintain positive sleep habits, find a nighttime ritual that works for you, figure out when you should even be sleeping and much, much more. Read more »
Yes, biking to work can be a daunting prospect. But in this simple how-to guide, we’ll teach you the rules of the road and the best ways to stay safe. Read more »
Stress can impact both your mental and physical health, so as you move into the new year it’s important to get a handle on yours. Read more »
Like stress, yoga is something that can impact both your mental and physical well-being, but in an incredibly positive way. Read this beginner’s guide, then show us your best child’s pose. Read more »
A new year means new beginnings, so give your home a makeover with our comprehensive guide to cleaning out every room, nook and cranny. Read more »
Working out certainly can end up consuming large chunks of your day or week, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are some really, really short workouts you can build into your fitness routine. Read more »
Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain. Read more »
Strength training can be crucial to your health goals, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. This guide to strength training solves that problem, giving you a simple-yet-effective nine-minute routine you can do practically anywhere. Read more »
A recent study found that runners tend to live about three years longer than nonrunners, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight. No other form of exercise that researchers looked at showed comparable impacts on life span. Get out there! Read more »