6 New Year's Health Tips Your Body Will Thank You For

With the New Year almost upon us, this time inevitably brings about reflection. We assess what went well, what didn't, and what we hope will happen next. We resolve to be healthier, kinder, and more active, or to be more open to love in the coming year. The thing we forget from time to time, buried in all the new-year-new-you rhetoric and promises to lose 14 pounds in 14 days is taking care of our mental health first and foremost. Sanam Hafeez, PsyD, an NYC-based licensed clinical psychologist, explains, "It takes a lot of mental toughness, self-love, and discipline to create the life you want."

Below, we outline the best New Year's health tips, ones that don't have a weight-loss or significant-other goal in mind. They're helpful for your mind, body, and soul all at once—each one bringing about a different way to feel better come 2019 (healthier, more active, and stimulated). Keep scrolling for experts' sage advice.