Reason To Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Lacey
March 1, 2020 0 Comment

Resolution For Better Health

It’s March 2020 and by now the gym is probably thinning out the New Year’s Resolutioners who promised to lose weight or get in shape. We all have made that resolution at one point in our lives and it’s a great inspiration to have. Don’t be one of those drop-offs.  Here are some great ideas to keep you motivated!

Reduce Stress

The reality is stress in individuals has significantly increased over the last decade. Little pressure now and again won’t kill us, but for chronic stress, it can increase your risk of conditions like:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Other health issues

Long work hours, little sleep, no exercise, poor diet, and not spending time with family and friends can contribute to stress. Unfortunately, stress is part of life and inevitable.  Relaxation, sleep, socializing, and taking vacations are all things that help balance stress.

Lose Weight

The fact that losing weight is the most popular resolution suggests how many of us are overweight and have a hard time successfully dropping the pounds. It all comes down to expectations. It’s very typical for people to get discouraged because they have unrealistic expectations. You can succeed if you don’t expect overnight results.  Weight loss takes time. Continue to remind yourself that results you may want can take time so be patient and when you see progress, even little ones like running longer or lifting more, is progress.

Quit Smoking

Do you fear that you’ve failed too many times and don’t have the strength to quit? Talk to any ex-smoker, and you’ll see that multiple attempts are often the path to success. Try different methods to find out what works to quit smoking. The icing in the cake is, thinking of the cash you’ll save. Though smoking is one of the harder habits to quit, it’s not impossible. 

Get More Sleep

We already know that a good night’s rest can do wonders for your mood and appearance. But sleep is more beneficial to your health than you may realize. Not getting enough sleep has been linked to a higher risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Sleep is a crucial part for strengthening memories and mental abilities. Not being able to think straight after getting only a few hours of sleep are great examples of the brain having a hard time functioning without adequate sleep.