Everything You Need to Keep Yourself Healthy and Fit in the New Year
The New Year is approaching, and as it does, you've told yourself that it will be the year for big things. Personal growth will happen. Your will get stronger. You won't lose momentum come February. You are determined. This is very admirable—good for you! But it couldn't hurt to get a little help on the way to a better year and a better you. Here are the items essential for achieving your New Year's resolution, from workout gear to cooking-ware to motivation tools, for a healthier mind and body.
1| For Staying Active
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit allows you to challenge yourself: Can you get in more steps than your friend? Can you keep your heart rate elevated for longer than yesterday? Can you burn more calories this week than you did the last? Competition, even in the form of a wearable fitness tracker, is a hell of a motivational tool.
2| For Powering Through
Vi AI Personal Trainer
With wireless earbuds featuring an AI-powered coach that speaks to you throughout your workout, Vi customizes your workout on the spot and makes sure get through the whole session. It's the next best thing to hiring a personal trainer.
3| For Staying Hydrated
We’re 70 percent water, so we might as well keep the supply in working order. There’s a lot of science happening in Essentia’s ionized alkaline water, but it tastes great, it keeps us hydrated, and it’s about time we all did something about all of that acid in our diets.
4| For the Long Run
Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Running Shoes
Adidas' Sockfit technology forms exactly to the shape of your foot; boost cushioning gives you extra spring; the lightweight design won't drag you down. Nothing can stop you now.
5| For a Different Kind of Commute
Wythe Bike from Brooklyn Bicycle Co.
Lightweight and responsive, the Wythe will make getting to work and back home a breeze instead of a slog through rush-hour traffic and subway commuters.
6| For Trying New Things
It's hard to dedicate yourself to one gym—look at all the new members who stop showing up after three weeks. But ClassPass lets you shop around between different classes and studios, making it easy to try new workouts until figure out what you love. You won't know HIIT isn't your thing until you try it.
7| For Better Cooking
Calphalon Unison Wok
To eat better is to cook better, and that means preparing vegetables you actually want to eat. This nonstick, 13-inch wok stir-fries broccoli, peppers, onion, carrots, and whatever other vitamin-rich veggies you might want to tender, lightly browned perfection.
8| For a Better Sleep
Philips Wake-Up Light
Instead of an iPhone alarm jerking you from sleep, Philips' Wake-Up light gently rouses you with a warmly glowing light and a variety of gentle noises. It's proven to make you feel more rested, so the day's challenges won't feel quite so daunting.
9| For Exercising the Brain
Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss
Anyone worth emulating, from tennis star Maria Sharapova to Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, has toiled through challenges to get where they are. If your success story still seems out of reach, then turn to their advice, compiled in this book.
10| For Self-Reflection
Classic Moleskine Notebook
It never hurts to verbalize your thoughts, even if just on paper. At the very least, organize your endless to-do list to make it much more manageable.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.