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New Year's Resolutions For A Healthier You

Updated on July 21, 2018
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A lot of people make New Year's resolutions every year. Unforunately, not everyone succeeds in reaching his goals. Some fail because of lack of commitment while some just bit more than they can chew. Here are some easy New Year's resolutions that you can make this year in order to work your way towards a healthier lifestyle.

Quit an unhealthy habit.

Whether it's as simple as stopping yourself from binging whenever a problem hits or saying goodbye to your cigarettes, finding an unhealthy habit to ditch can lower your risks of getting serious medical problems. Of course, getting rid of all your unhealthy habits once and for all can be a good option. Unfortunately, what's the point of setting goals that you might end up breaking because they're a bit unrealistic.

Learn something new.

The best way to quit a bad habit is to replace it with something new. Make a list of things that you've always wanted to do! And, try to make it a goal to make some time for the things that you've listed down. Who knows? You might uncover some hidden talents that would give you a new source of revenue or a new way of de-stressing yourself. When you open up new possibilities in your life, you find more opportunities charging through your door.

Add a healthy alternative in your daily meals.

For the working person who is always on the go, finding some time to enjoy a healthy meal can be difficult. Most of the time, snacks and fastfood become the only source of nutrition of busy people. But, no matter how packed your schedule is, you should start making time for yourself. Everyday, pick a meal where you can have time for a bowl of high-fiber cereals or a salad instead of a microwave dinner or powdered soups filled with sodium. Perhaps you can also try finding one healthy snack that you can add to your cart whenever you are in the supermarket. That healthy meal may not represent your whole lifestyle but it can be a great start!

Pick a day or two for physical activities.

Everyone is aware that physical activities can help lessen the chances of having serious health problems but a lot of people claim that they do not have time for it. Being busy shouldn't be a reason to forget one's health. Try to give yourself a day or two for physical activities. This doesn't mean that hitting the gym or your dusty exercise bike is your only option, you can mold your physical activities so that they could fit your lifestyle. If you have children, why not suggest walking in the park, playing ball or other fun activities that will not only give you your dose of physical activity but the opportunity to bond with your family as well. If you're single, why not ask a friend to take some dance or yoga classes with you. Sometimes, walking around the mall to do some window shopping can also be a great way to burn some calories.

Lessen the stressors in your life.

Make a list of the things that stress you out. Pick a stress trigger from your list and find a way how you can overcome this. Write down your action plan. Of course, there might be more than one step in your process. It is impossible to totally eliminate stress in your life, but taking out one at a time can surely help.

As you can see, these New Year's Resolutions are realistic goals that you can implement in your life. It may take some effort to succeed in pulling it off but all you need to do is give it your full commitment along with some time.

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    • Crystal Concepts profile imageAUTHOR

      Shanti Rose 

      12 years ago from Spain

      Thanks a lot! Happy New Year! =)

    • MrMarmalade profile image

      MrMarmalade 

      12 years ago from Sydney

      Some excellent advice

      Have a great new Year and make 2008 better than all before.

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