Resolutions For A Healthy New Year

Have Your Best Year Yet: Top New Year's Resolutions

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New Year's Resolutions are something that most people think about because they provide us with a boost of momentum toward a healthier, happier lifestyle. Most of our changes, if realized, can add motivation and momentum toward even more positive changes, so there are many options for January goals, and goals for the rest of the year as well.

In terms of what these goals are, many of us have goals and resolutions that follow a few main themes: some would like to lose weight, some would like to change their diet, getting more sleep or, of course, relieving stress, are also popular resolutions as most of us would like to make at least one or two changes that relate to some aspect of health.

Because the sites on verywell have a wealth of information and resources to help you make healthy changes in the new year, what follows is something that can be bookmarked, shared, and revisited often as you plan your coming year: a collection of some of our top resolution resources in one place, and here it is!

While I have my own recommendations for making this your best year yet from a stress management perspective, the following articles from other experts provide a wealth of resources, each from a unique health- or wellness-related perspective. I recommend that you look at the ones that speak to you, choose one or a few goals to set, and create a plan that can take you to the next level, starting now.

Quit Smoking In The New Year

If you're a smoker, quitting smoking is the obvious resolution for you to focus on, for many reasons. Even if you have tried to quit before and have not had success (or, perhaps, especially if you've tried before), now is an ideal time to revisit that goal.

 However, as a former smoking cessation counselor, I can tell you from research and experience that it helps to have a plan. If you're going to try to quit, why not give yourself every advantage? This article brings you the best tips and techniques to quit smoking this year.

Exercise More!

Getting regular exercise in the new year is a near-universal desire for most people who aren't already regulars at exercise, and upping their game is a common goal for those who already work out.

This is because exercise brings so many important benefits for mind and body,and even stress levels. It can be challenging to know where and how to begin, however.

Resolutions For Those With Addictive Personalities

Do you eat the wrong things, waste too much time online, drink more than you should, or have relationship issues and other issues that may be related to having an addictive personality? If so, you are definitely not alone!  Here are some important resolution ideas and related resources to help you find greater balance in the coming year.

New Year's Yoga Resolutions

Getting in shape and managing stress are two of the most popular goals that people set for themselves in the new year, and yoga provides an effective route to both. Yoga can provide a wonderful morning ritual for starting the day off right, a relaxing evening habit for better sleep, or a midday route to better fitness.

Jump Start Your Walking Fitness

As I mentioned, getting in shape is one of the most popular resolutions out there, and walking is a clear route to fitness that most people can easily take.

Whether you want to walk for weight loss, health, or to train for a half marathon or marathon walk, this article can help you to not only set goals but stay motivated in the steps you take toward them, so they can be especially helpful for make walking a habit this year.

Runners' Resolutions

Running is another one of those get-fit, feel-great habits that can transform your mind and body in the new year. For those who would like to begin running, and for those who are regular runners, here are some creative goals and resources that can help you to deepen your running practice and get the most out of it this year.

Maintain Better Posture

Avoiding back pain is something that people don't always think of until they have it, but whether you are working toward relieving pain or avoiding it, taking a few steps toward better posture and a healthier back can save you pain and lost enjoyment of life in the future.

Get Fit With Your Family!

For anyone with children, fitness can and should be a goal for the whole family. Fortunately, you have a built-in secret weapon: you can all help each other to stay on-track with your goal, and the fun that you have together can help you to stay motivated with it. There are challenges you'll face as a group, as well, however, which is why we don't see all families getting fit together on a regular basis. Here are some important goals to set and effective resources that you can use to safely get the entire family on the path to fitness, and stay there.

Resolutions For Healthier Skin

While you're focusing on diet, fitness, and other resolutions that can help your appearance, don't forget your skin!  Certain daily habits can clear up acne-prone skin at any age, and keep you looking clear-skinned and fantastic.  These resolutions can keep you looking fresh-faced and healthy, now and for years in the future.

Want To Lose Weight? Be SMART About It!

Losing weight is one of the most common New Year's Resolutions, and it's one that can affect you in many ways, but it is a goal that can be a real challenge to maintain. Learn how to create "SMART" goals for weight loss, which have been shown to be easiest to maintain. Also learn seven critical diet mistakes to avoid so you don't waste your energy moving in the wrong direction.

Start Your New Year Off Right If You Avoid Gluten

If you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, there are some things you can do to cope well and live easier while avoiding gluten.

Seven Tips For Cutting Carbs

Low carb diets are not just a fad; they can be a route to a healthier diet rich in fruits and vegetables, low in sugar, and high in nutrients that make you feel great!

Don't Neglect Your Sexuality!

We make resolutions for healthier eating, getting fit, and other things that can enhance our health and daily lives, but how often have you resolved to improve your sex life?  We think this year should be the year for you to take care of your needs and make a resolution or two that can help you maintain healthy sexuality.

New Year's Resolution: Quit Drinking or Cut Back?

If you're wondering if it would be a good idea for you to cut back on drinking this year, it probably would be, and you owe it to yourself to explore the topic a bit further at the very least. Here are several proven resources to help you examine and reduce your level of drinking this year. Whether you're looking to quit entirely or cut back on drinking, this is worth your time.

Resolve To Live Longer And Well

You may be surprised to know that the research-proven changes you can make that will extend your life and make it a happier one may actually be one of the easier and more pleasurable resolutions to keep. Learn more about the research you should know about and some shortcuts to a longer life.

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