New Year – HTV https://htv.com.pk Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:13:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Why You Should Start Your ‘New Years’ Resolutions in September https://htv.com.pk/lifestyle/new-years-resolutions-in-september Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:28:22 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=45700 Why You Should Start Your ‘New Years’ Resolutions In September

September is the new January January first has long held the reputation for a ‘fresh start’ and the harbinger of countless New Year’s Resolutions. However, it is becoming more and more apparent with every passing year that January’s resolutions don’t really make it past March. However, studies indicate that people who set resolutions are more […]

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Why You Should Start Your ‘New Years’ Resolutions In September

September is the new January

January first has long held the reputation for a ‘fresh start’ and the harbinger of countless New Year’s Resolutions. However, it is becoming more and more apparent with every passing year that January’s resolutions don’t really make it past March. However, studies indicate that people who set resolutions are more likely to achieve them than those who don’t define their goals.

In light of this, it only makes sense to set your resolutions more than once during the year. September is another ‘new start’ of sorts considering many begin college and university in this month. The start of the academic year has long been associated with setting goals so let’s productively cash in on this.

Here are some of the reasons you should start writing down your September resolutions:

January may be the worst month to set resolutions

Resolutions in January make sure that the month preceding it has all goals thrown out the window. The festive break, the New Year’s parties, wedding season in Pakistan all ensure that no rules are followed and all expectations of ‘being good’ are added to the list of expectations from the New Year. Starting a year by reversing the effects of the previous months plus other goals is not the best start to the year.

University/College session starts

Fall is when most schools and colleges begin. Over the many (too many) years of academia, our minds are attuned to thinking that this period is a new beginning too. Even after your school years are behind you, the habits remain the same. Therefore, setting goals in this time frame proves more effective than January’s resolutions.

Working your way to the end of the year gives you a head start at the beginning of the next year

When the end is near in sight, it is more motivating to work on your resolutions. Think of it this way, when most people are setting goals for the next year, you’ll be reaping the rewards of keeping your September resolutions.

There’s still plenty of time to set goals and achieve results

It’s the waning half of the year- signaling towards the end, which may set you up for a bit of anxiety. However, there’s actually plenty of time left to achieve measurable results.

You can avoid the social pressure of setting certain resolutions

Keeping the momentum of the passing year in mind, you are more likely to set resolutions that can be achieved realistically in your existing routine. Rather than vague statements like ‘lose weight’, you may resolute to ‘walk down your office stairs thrice a week instead of taking the lift’. Furthermore, you are setting your goals for yourself according to your routine- no pressure of reading 20 articles about all the resolutions you should be keeping for a New You in the New Year.

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10 Things We’re Totes Looking Forward To In 2019! https://htv.com.pk/lifestyle/10-things-to-look-forward-to-2019 Thu, 27 Dec 2018 11:24:03 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=41992

For all the naysayers who said it would be hard to survive 2018, well, guess what? We made it! We’re just a few days away from 2019 and while it’s the best time to reflect on things that changed the course of history, it’s equally important to gear up for things to come. Here are […]

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For all the naysayers who said it would be hard to survive 2018, well, guess what? We made it! We’re just a few days away from 2019 and while it’s the best time to reflect on things that changed the course of history, it’s equally important to gear up for things to come. Here are things that can definitely give us reasons to look forward to 2019:

1. Cricket World cup 2019

things 2019Cricket fanatics, 2019 will be a grand year for obvious reasons! ICC World Cup 2019 will be taking place in England. While the whole tournament will be worth watching, for us Pakistanis the real showdown will be between India and Pakistan.

2. British Airways resumes flights in Pakistan after a decade

things 20192019 will hopefully be about new and progressive beginnings for Pakistan. One of world’s most renowned airlines, British Airways will be resuming their flights in Pakistan after almost a decade. Bon Voyage travellers!

3. Karachi Eat

We know you’ve already marked your calendars, especially all the foodies out there. The yearly food festival ‘Karachi Eat’ will be back again next year sometime in January. And what’s more exciting is the fact that there will be newer food ventures to try and awesome weather to enjoy.

ALSO READ: Don’t Have Plans For The Weekend? Watch These Christmas Netflix Movies!

4. Another Royal Baby

things 2019All eyes on the Duchess of Sussex who kept her pregnancy a rather secretive affair. The newest royal baby is due sometime early next year. Who else will have their eyes glued to the screens!

5. Game of Thrones Final Season

things 20192019 will be a big year for many reasons but Game of Thrones’ fans know exactly how big it will be! The new teaser has us making all sorts of theories about who will take the throne!!! We just can’t wait for the action.

ALSO READ: Thoughts That Are Way Too Relatable Now That 2018 Is Almost Over

6. Spice Girls Reunion

If you’re a 90s kid, we’re sure pop bands had a big place in your life. The most popular girl band in the 90s, Spice Girls is having a reunion next year sans Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham). The band will be touring England early next year. They have also dropped chic merchandise for the concert tour to support a charity that works for women rights.

7. Fashion Weeks

The new year promises many exciting events and the next year will also bring a couple of entertaining events. As expected, two major fashion weeks, Fashion Pakistan Week and PFDC will have their first spell of events early next year. Be prepared for new trends and fashion updates.

8. Two Solar Eclipses

Remember the super cool solar eclipse in North America in 2017? Now South Asia and South America will have their days in the no-sun also. A total solar eclipse is expected to pass over Chile and southern parts of Argentina, and parts of the South Pacific. Then another eclipse is expected to pass over the Arabian Peninsula and certain areas of South Asia. It’s probably okay now to stock on eclipse glasses with such natural occurrences taking place every year.

9. Possible tour of Australian cricket team to Pakistan

Lo and behold cricket fans, there might be something in the pipe line! According to reports, the Australian team might play two opening matches of their Pakistan tour in one of the cities of Pakistan while the rest of the matches will be played in UAE. Fingers crossed for this one.

10. The Oscars 2019

lKeep those pop corns and early morning snacks ready for The Oscars 2019! We cannot wait to see our fave stars unveil their style choices on the red carpet and then later their speeches. The upcoming Hollywood event will be the 91st award function and it will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.

Is there something you’re looking forward to in 2019? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Thoughts That Are Way Too Relatable Now That 2018 Is Almost Over https://htv.com.pk/lifestyle/thoughts-that-are-way-too-relatable-now-that-2018-is-almost-over Sat, 22 Dec 2018 09:58:17 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=41917

It’s the same Every.Single.December. 1. Firstly, WHERE did all the months go? 2. Lets see how many resolutions I can tick off my list! …Or not. 3. 2018: Lose 5 pounds. 2019: Lose 10 pounds. 4. I will work on myself this year. I will be centered, happy and stress-free 5. Us VS. the weddings […]

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It’s the same Every.Single.December.

1. Firstly, WHERE did all the months go?

2. Lets see how many resolutions I can tick off my list!

…Or not.

3. 2018: Lose 5 pounds. 2019: Lose 10 pounds.

4. I will work on myself this year. I will be centered, happy and stress-free

5. Us VS. the weddings

AND

Oh, here’s how to cope with the million wedding events that aren’t even yours

6. Looking back on all the forgotten selfies that are still stored in our phones

7. Our relationship with Naya Pakistan. On repeat.

8. Us watching the Royal Weddings and the DeepVeer, NickYanka, Ambani weddings.

9. We all envisioned ourselves as one of the girls from ‘girls like you’. No? Just Me?

10. Well, we survived 2018! Congratulations!

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Health Trends for 2018 https://htv.com.pk/health/health-trends-2018 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:52:00 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=30469

The New Year is about to arrive and the air is thick with prospective resolutions. It’s common to make promises such as ‘this year I will shed a few pounds’ and ‘I will eat healthy this year’, but if you are a hard-core health enthusiast that won’t be enough for you! Here are some solid […]

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The New Year is about to arrive and the air is thick with prospective resolutions. It’s common to make promises such as ‘this year I will shed a few pounds’ and ‘I will eat healthy this year’, but if you are a hard-core health enthusiast that won’t be enough for you! Here are some solid health trends to look out for if good health is anywhere on your list of priorities. Go on have a look!

Probiotics

Health Trends for 2018

The coming year is going to be all about probiotics. Here are some of the most healthy probiotic food items to dig in:

Honey

The latest honey batches are supposed to be rich in probiotics; so be sure to devour honey in 2018.

Chocolates

Same goes for chocolates! Probiotics will be added to chocolate bars as well as chocolate flavored supplements.

Tea

The tea next year is expected to contain heat-resistant probiotic strains and will be your ultimate antioxidant powerhouse.

Other Healthy Drinks

Plant-based waters such as maple, coconut, and aloe water deliver excellent flavors without tons of sugar and are extremely refreshing. Talking of refreshing drinks, watermelon juice is a great choice.

Finally, oat milk is going to be immensely popular in the upcoming year, thanks to its low dairy content and high health value.

What Not To Do In 2018 for Better Health

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Here are some of the trends that will go extinct next year. Here’s what to avoid:

Extreme Dieting

Some of the previously popular diets are not going to be a part of 2018. These include dairy and meat free vegan diets as well as carb-cutting ketogenic diet; since they exclude crucial food groups from your diet.

Detoxifying Juices

Detox juices turned out to be some-what ineffective in claiming to clean the body toxins. Moreover, the weight loss that comes from using them is not sustainable either.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains rather high amount of saturated fat and is a big NO for 2018 as far as consumption is concerned. However, you can totally use it for beauty tricks.

Soy Milk

There is nothing quite wrong with it but it is definitely going to lose its luster to the new found variety of nut milks.

What To Do In 2018 for Better Health

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Flexitarian Diet

Want to lose weight in 2018 without risking your health? Flexitarian diet is a plant-based food plan that allows meat on rare occasions so you can reap its health rewards too.

Ginger

This excellent root is going to be everywhere in 2018 with its characteristic flavor. Not only is it going to be in solid food but also in beverages. Ginger infusions and drinks will be in the market, not to mention ginger tea, which is an all-time soothing tonic for common cold and flu.

Root Vegetables

We are not just talking about carrots here. Other root vegetables, such as sweet potato, rich in vitamin A, are going to be around a lot next year.

Other Nut Milks

You must be curios what is going to replace or at least share the fame with soy-milk. Let us satiate your curiosity; for almond and cashew milk are going to make it big in 2018.

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Smart Food Choices for 2018 https://htv.com.pk/nutrition/smart-food-choices-2018 Mon, 25 Dec 2017 10:53:45 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=30602

New Year, new resolutions, new food choices and new you, what else do you long for? Getting into shape? Well, to get that perfectly toned body you need to make smart food choices in the new year to keep yourself fit and healthy. Maintaining a healthy diet might be something tough to keep up, but […]

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New Year, new resolutions, new food choices and new you, what else do you long for? Getting into shape? Well, to get that perfectly toned body you need to make smart food choices in the new year to keep yourself fit and healthy.

Maintaining a healthy diet might be something tough to keep up, but if you know how to make smart food choices, it is much easier than you think. Incorporate the following foods into your diet and reap the perks.

Eat Vegetables and Fruits

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Think of a plant based diet. Leafy green vegetables are packed with essential nutrients that help boost your fiber intake. Spinach, broccoli and asparagus are some of the healthy leafy vegetables that contain calcium, antioxidants, vitamin C and E, beta-carotene and fiber that are essential for heart health. Eat these veggies either raw or steamed.

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For fruits there is an array of healthy choices. Eat carrot for fiber and alpha-carotene, oranges for vitamin C, tomatoes for lycopene and papaya for its anti aging properties.

Breakfast with Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is one of the healthy foods and a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. It helps lower your cholesterol and weight. Incorporate oatmeal into your diet and find different ways to eat it every day. Add raisins or some crushed nuts to a bowl of oatmeal.

Sip Green Tea

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Drink green tea instead of gulping down soda or carbonated beverages. Green tea is rich in polyphenols that help boost body metabolism and burn fat faster. Moreover, green tea helps prevent heart disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It may also help with weight loss.

Add Flaxseeds into Your Diet

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Flaxseeds are the little wonders that are rich in lignans, fibers and omega-3 fatty acids that help lower cholesterol. Store the seeds in the refrigerator to prevent them from going rancid. Either munch them as seeds or grind them to sprinkle some on your cereal.

Munch on Nuts

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Nuts and seeds have myriad health benefits. They are high in mono-saturated fat, omega-3 fatty acid and vitamin E which help lower blood cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease. Grab a handful of almonds, walnuts, peanuts and hazelnuts, and replace those sugary snacks with these healthy nuts and dry-fruits.

Eat Berries

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Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries and strawberries, you have got an assortment of these tempting. Picking berries for a healthy diet is the smartest food choice. These berries are the most powerful disease fighting foods and are composed of more than 85 percent of water. Moreover, they are full of potent antioxidants that help with age-related memory loss and arthritis.

Dark Chocolate!!

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Get some delicious, rich and sweet dark chocolate. Study proves that dark chocolates can actually do you good. This power packed delicious treat has many health benefits. One of the major reasons is that it helps prevent heart disease. Furthermore, it stimulates the feeling of pleasure that helps improve your mood.

 

When it comes to the foods for good health, opt for the foods that perform well in protecting your heart and keeping you hale and hearty. Squeeze these healthy foods into your breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner by making smart food choices in the new year to rev yourself up for the year ahead.

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