New year, best you: 4 practical tips for investing in your health in 2023

(BPT) - A new year means a fresh start and a new set of earnest attempts at self-improvement, especially when it comes to health and wellness. According to Statista, last year's top three U.S. New Year's resolutions included wanting to exercise more, eat healthier and lose weight.

However, according to research by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, of the 41% of Americans who make New Year's resolutions, only 9% achieve their goals. More often than not, people set elaborate or overly ambitious goals and when they inevitably fall short, it can leave them feeling discouraged to continue beyond January.

If you need help kick-starting your wellness journey, check out these four simple, bite-sized tips from Life Extension to support healthy habits to achieve lasting results in 2023.

1. Do one small thing for your health every single day

If you're just starting your wellness journey, it can be hard to know where to start. However, it doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. You can start by doing one small thing for your health every day.

An easy way to invest in your health every day is to take a multivitamin like Two Per Day. These high-potency multivitamin tablets provide a broad spectrum of essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to support health and well-being throughout your day.

2. Get 6-8 hours of quality sleep

Restful sleep is vital to health and well-being. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), good sleep improves your brain performance, mood and health, and not getting enough quality sleep can affect your cognitive health, metabolic health, and more.

If you need bedtime support, consider taking a supplement like Herbal Sleep PM. This supplement uses scientifically studied ingredients — including lemon balm, honokiol and chamomile extract — to target multiple sleep centers in the brain without melatonin or milk peptides. It also promotes a healthy response to stress and a relaxed nervous system response while calming your mind so you can sleep peacefully.

3. Address the root cause of your gut health

Digestive health can easily be overlooked but is a critical component of a holistic health approach. When your gut bacteria is out of balance, it can affect your overall well-being.

One way to balance and protect your gut health is to take a quality probiotic like FLORASSIST® GI with Phage Technology. This probiotic formula targets unwanted bacteria with a novel bacteriophage blend while delivering a mix of seven healthy probiotic strains for digestive health support. It promotes digestive health, proper nutrient absorption, and a healthy balance of bacteria in your intestines.

4. Avoid the winter blues and protect your immune health

Many people don't get enough vitamin D from sunshine and diet alone, especially in the early months of the year when winter has really settled in. This nutrient is vital for healthy bones and a strong immune system and may help you avoid those winter blues.

To make sure you're getting enough vitamin D, take a supplement like Life Extension's Vitamin D3. This daily high-potency supplement contains 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 to help you achieve optimal levels of this vital nutrient and inhibit deficiency.

Start your year with bite-sized, manageable goals to help reclaim your health and well-being in the new year. Using these four tips, you can focus on creating long-lasting results without the stress of lofty ambitions and shame.

To help you kick-start your New Year wellness goals, Life Extension is offering deals on 450 supplements with free shipping for orders over $50. Be sure to stock up on the essentials that will support you throughout the year. To learn more, visit LifeExtension.com.

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