Who among us hasn't set about making resolutions—to eat better, to exercise more, to stress less, to go to the doctor—only to turn around and sabotage them. Sometimes the very next day.

In order to realize our full potential, we need to attack these self-improvement missions with more than our good intentions—though that's certainly a good start. We have the potential to be strong-willed, disciplined and, most importantly, kind to ourselves. We have collected some of the best expert advice about how to be healthier in all aspects of your life—because we could all use a little help to become our best selves and it only takes a few small steps to get there.

Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli.