How Will You Be Healthy in 2017?
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, approximately 45 percent of the population will make at least one New Year’s resolution. However, only 8 percent will keep them.
Here are some tips for keeping your resolutions this year:
Set realistic goals. For instance, if you haven’t been active in a while, experts advise starting with only a 15-20 minute walk. Start small and build. Take joy in every step and don’t sweat the ‘recommendations’ yet–just sweat!
Be consistent. You may have to force yourself to follow your resolution for a few weeks until it becomes a habit. It needs to be as automatic as brushing your teeth.
Don’t beat yourself up. And don’t let others do it either. We all have bad days sometimes, but don’t quit! Stand up and get back on your journey to better health.
Set Achievable Goals
This is the time of year that many of us set New Year’s resolutions. Living a healthier lifestyle often is at the top of the list. But we all know our follow-through resolutions could be a little better.
Adjust Your Attitude
Getting healthy is about more than diet and exercise–it’s about being mentally healthy, too. Reducing stress and increasing optimism will help you achieve your overall health goals. Find out how.
Be Proactive with Your Health
If you could prevent a serious medical condition, wouldn’t you want to? Screenings are done when you’re healthy, but they can help catch health issues early. Find out if you’re up to date on your screenings.
Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions
- Spend more time with friends/family
- Fit in fitness
- Tame the belly bulge
- Quit smoking
- Enjoy life more
- Quit drinking
- Get out of debt
- Learn something new
- Help others
- Get organized