4 Healthy Habits You can Start now for the New Year #ChurchAndDwight

The start of the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It can also turn into a very hectic time, with children going back to school, winter sports starting and work piling up after a few weeks of relaxation. In the past, January has flown by and New Year’s resolutions quickly go out the window. This year start the New Year off right, with healthy habits that your whole family can benefit from. In reality, it is never too late to start a new healthy habit.

Here are four simple changes that could turn into life-long habits. Good luck on your adventure!

  1. Healthy homemade lunches: Making lunch for your family can feel like a huge chore, but buying lunch regularly is expensive and often leads to unhealthy choices. Start 2017 off right by preparing simple and delicious meals ahead of time. Doing small tasks to prep, such as cutting up vegetables on the weekend, will make the process quick and ensure healthy choices are made during the week. Getting your family involved can also make prepping food more fun and helps your children understand the importance of making healthy decisions.
  2. Keep your hair healthy: Washing your hair too frequently can strip out natural oils and cause split ends. This new year, start washing your hair every second or third day to maintain healthy and natural looking locks. Using Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Original between washes will help to eliminate excess oil and grease, leaving hair looking clean and fresh with added body and texture.  No water required!
  1. Drink water: After a month of indulging start the year off right by challenging your family to drink more water. Try switching your evening pop, or morning fruit juice, for a large glass of water. This may be difficult for the first few days, but after a week you will feel rejuvenated and have healthier hair and skin.
  1. Unplug and recharge: Getting a good night sleep is always difficult. There are always new emails to be answered and a list of chores to do; however, it is important to understand the need for a good night’s sleep. Sleep can boost productivity, improve your memory and help maintain a healthy weight. This year, turn off the television, computers and smart-phones one hour earlier. If you are having trouble falling asleep, try Vitafusion™ SleepWell.  Each SleepWell gummy is made with 2.5 g of Melatonin, a hormone that helps increase total sleep time.

I have been doing many of these myself on my quest for better health.

Here are some tips for creating new habits and making them stick:
  1. Commit to Thirty Days – Three to four weeks is all the time you need to make a habit automatic.
  2. Start Simple – Don’t try to completely change your life in one day.
  3. Remind Yourself – Around two weeks into your commitment it can be easy to forget.

Starting a new habit can be daunting! What healthy habits do you want to start this year?

This post is part of the Church & Dwight ambassador program. All opinions are my own 


  1. Definitely need to drink more water!

  2. This year I have changed a lot of habits! For starters I have been drinking more water. This past week I started making lunches instead of driving up to the local burger place and ordering something quick.

  3. I have been working on drinking more water. It has been hard to drink as much as we are supposed to in a day. I have noticed a big difference in my skin.

  4. Claudia Krusch says

    It is so important to have healthy habits. I need to work on shutting down my devices at night and relaxing.

  5. Unplugging and recharging is so important! So many times we stay glued to our devices.

  6. I need to commit to eating healthy for thirty days. It is just so hard to do and stick to.

  7. I need to unplug and recharge. I usually find myself waking up in the middle of the night and grabbing my phone to check emails. I need to stop.

  8. I’m so ready to kick start some of these healthy habits. I have to make sure my sleep schedule stays on track. It makes a big difference!

  9. I am getting a treadmill, and I am drinking way more water than I even want to admit (I feel like a walking cup of water!) these are great tips!

  10. Those avocados look so good! I definitely drink water every day. It’s the only beverage I actually like. I’m still working on eating healthier, but I do exercise more now too.

  11. Homemade lunches are one my goals this year! I want to stick to healthy homemade lunches and make it a habit. Love all your tips!

  12. Homemade food is really tasty, hygienic and so on. Absolutely this post is really excellent and I love it so much. Even there is also necessary to sufficient drink water to keep fresh. Overall, your post is really mind-blowing.

  13. I want to start drinking more water and getting more active. I think committing to 30 days is a good idea. That way it doesn’t seem so overwhelming and as you said it will become a habit by then.

  14. reesann723 says

    In the long run, 30 days is nothing! And by the time the month is up, you will forget how hard it was on Day 1!

  15. Melissa chapman says

    Definitely all About the water this year! Staying active and yes homemade lunches! Thanks for the inspiration to keep healthy in 2017!

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