So, how have your 2018 New Year’s resolutions turned out so far?
Just kidding. If they haven’t lasted two days, they probably weren’t realistic to begin with.
And that’s the biggest problem with New Year’s resolutions. Many of us make resolutions we are very unlikely to follow through on.
Then we get discouraged when it looks like we’re not going to fulfill them. So, we just give up.
January is a Great Month for Gyms
Health clubs make a killing off New Year’s resolutions. According to the Nielsen company, “stay fit and healthy” is the No. 1 New Year’s resolution. It’s followed closely by “lose weight.”
The gym is a great place to make this happen. There’s plenty to do in that setting to shed excess pounds and tone muscles. And there’s strength in numbers.
But many people who buy health club memberships in December or early January have stopped going to the gym regularly by February.
By April, some have stopped altogether. And left to their self-discipline at home, few people do what it takes to make their New Year’s resolutions happen.
Less Than 10% Achieve Resolutions
In a survey from a few years back, 43 percent of Americans said they were planning to lose weight by making better food choices in the coming year.
How did that turn out for them? A total of 76 percent later admitted they did not follow a weight loss or diet program.
Research from the University of Scranton reveals that only about 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions.
And that includes eating right and getting in shape. As well as other popular resolutions, such as spending less and saving more, getting organized, and reading more.
3 Keys for Successful Resolutions
So, how can we become more successful at achieving our New Year’s resolutions, whatever they might be?
Here are three ways: be specific, make it public and believe in yourself.
Being specific means not listing “lose some weight” as a resolution. Instead, list specific foods you promise to not eat, including ice cream and French fries. As well as specific foods you will eat.
Make it public means telling family or friends what you’re trying to accomplish. And asking one or more of them to hold you accountable.
Believe in yourself means exercising willpower. You know you could do something if your life depended on it. So convince yourself you can do it and then follow through.
Exercise and Diet Crucial to Good Health
Getting back to the most popular resolutions…
One of the reasons many people choose exercise and diet as their New Year’s resolutions is because they know how important those things are to their health.
In some cases, changing exercise and eating habits can literally be the difference between life and death.
Exercise includes cardio work, muscle training, stretching and balance. It helps with blood flow, strengthens the immune system and keeps the mind alert and sharp.
And in order to allow our hearts, internal organs and muscles to work as they should – and to keep our weight in a good range – we need to provide our bodies with the proper food so they can operate at high efficiency.
Fruits and Vegetables Are the Answer
When it comes to diet, there is nothing like fruits and vegetables to keep us healthy. If getting healthier in 2018 is one of your resolutions, this is the place to start.
Vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of disease. Fruits and vegetables are also low in calories and high in fiber.
According to U.S. dietary guidelines, a daily diet of 2,000 calories should include 2½ cups of vegetables and two cups of fruit.
Unfortunately, many of us fall short in meeting those requirements. And quite frankly, that’s why many of us are not as healthy as we should be.
It can be hard to get that many fruits and vegetables into your diet – for one, it’s a lot of work!
An easy way to help ensure you achieve this goal every day is by using a nutritional supplement.
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