3 New Years Health Resolutions That You Can Stick To!

The New Year,”new you” posts are coming in thick and fast. Now is the time to become leaner, more fit, healthier and better. But, come the second week in January and you’re back to being your usual self. There is no sign of improvement, and you’re delving into the cookie jar.

Does this sound familiar?

Unfortunately, many of us make health resolutions that we seldom keep. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make reasonable and achievable New Year’s goals to keep you in fighting shape.
You don’t have to feel guilty in February any longer. Here are three health resolutions that you can stick to:

  1.    Taking Up a New Exercise Regimen Doesn’t Have to Mean Hitting the Gym

We all want to be muscular and compact. But, that requires willpower. If you want to banish your beer gut, there are some simple ways that you can do this. You don’t have to be the next Ernie and go all out muscles to achieve a leaner physique. If you’re physical fitness is not as it should be, it’s time to start walking. One hour of walking can burn 500 calories. But, it can also ensure that you are dropping fat and building upon muscle. You don’t need to pay out for expensive gym membership.  A pair of good walking shoes for men and women is all you need. Walking is the best way to beat the flab and start building on your overall physical fitness. Once you feel healthier, you can start lifting weights. The key is to start small and manageable. That way, you will stick to your goals.
New Balance 859 Running Shoes
Mr Tin DC

 

  1.    It’s Time to Quit Smoking (And Not Start Again)

Let’s face it; a packet of cigarettes is never going to be good for you. You need to ensure that you are kicking nicotine up the butt and staying off them for good. This can be difficult. Addiction is a powerful thing. But, you can do it with a little bit of willpower and the right tools. Electronic cigarettes and apps are perfect for the gadget minded among us. You don’t have to rub a patch and hope for the best. Look into nicotine replacement therapy and download apps as a support function to your tablet or smartphone. Incentivize your quitting. Make sure that you save your cigarette money and use it for a vacation. Whatever you need to get you through the quitting process, get it in place. You will feel better for it in the long run.
kvit cigaretterne - Quit smoking
Henrik Jensen

  1.    Watch Your Caffeine Intake

Delicious caffeine can get us up and ready to face the world. But it can pose a number of health risks. While the odd cup of coffee is not going to hurt you, excessively drinking tea and coffee has a number of risks. Ditching caffeine is not difficult at all. Replace your hot drinks with herbal teas and stock up on decaf. Green tea is an excellent replacement for those with a serious caffeine addiction. Take a look at supplements too. You will feel better for ditching the caffeine and feel the many health benefits of doing so!
Coffee related (Free stock photo)
Trophy Geek

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? How are they coming along one week into the new year?


Wendy

Comments

  1. Caffeine is one I really need to stick to, but I have tackled the first. I seem to be craving A LOT of tea…

    • blushandbarbells@gmail.com says:

      Congratulations!
      I can’t quit caffeine, but I’ve made an effort to reduce how much I consume.

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