Top Resolutions For Getting And Staying Healthy

Resolutions For Health From Our Health Experts

These resolutions can help you to thrive, even if you face challenges that are unique. You can do it!. Jordan Siemens/ Getty Images

 The new year brings a fresh start and new motivation for change.  It's no surprise that many people want to make changes with each coming year, and that most of these changes involve health, either directly or indirectly.  You may face the common health challenges that many are dealing with, or you may have special circumstances or a condition that is unique.  But whether you are living with a relatively mild condition or something more serious, setting resolutions and goals for change can be the first step toward creating a happier and healthier life for yourself.

  We have a well-vetted, experienced group of experts who specialize in many different specific areas of health.  We compiled some of their best recommendations for general and specific goals that can help you to maintain greater wellness in 2016.  Here are our suggestions; when you've created a few goals that are really important to you, here are some tips for reaching these goals and maintaining the changes you've made.  (We also have some more common goals and resolutions here.)

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.  Jane Anderson, the expert in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, has four important areas of focus, with resources to help you enact resolutions for easier gluten-free living.  

Heartburn Resolutions

If you suffer from heartburn, there are changes you can make in the new year to better manage the condition and ease the severity of your symptoms.

Sharon Gillson's Heartburn / GERD Blog supplies you with the information you need to manage heartburn in 2016.

5 Resolutions For Those With Acne

If you suffer from acne, you can take a few simple steps to clear your skin up now and avoid creating scars and other lasting blemishes in the future.  Angela Palmer, the acne expert, can help you to add a few steps to your routine that will show on your face in the best possible ways, with her resolutions for those who are acne-prone.

Tips For Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding is a wonderful option for mothers and babies, and we applaud it!  It also creates changes in your body, however, and means that what you do with your body may affect your baby more directly.  If you are a breastfeeding mother who wants to make some diet or exercise changes, here are some tips from the breastfeeding expert, Donna Murray, to do so in the healthiest way for you and your baby.  

Tips For A Pain-Free Back

Those who suffer from back pain know that it can affect your enjoyment of life and the activities you are able to do.  Therefore, if you have even occasional back pain, you may really benefit from these nine important tips from our back pain expert, Anne Asher.  (And here are some exercises you can try right now to relieve back pain.)

12 Resolutions For Anyone Trying To Conceive

Many of the actions you can take to promote fertility are also things you can do to take care of your mind and body, things that you can do to care for yourself.

 Rachel Gurevich, the fertility expert, has some great suggestions for fertility-enhancing goals to have, as well as tips for reaching them.  For anyone who is trying to conceive, here are some important resolutions to make in 2016.

IBS New Year's Resolutions

When living with IBS, maintaining a proactive management plan can help immensely with the sometimes-unpredictable symptoms, and can help create a much more enjoyable 2016. Dr. Barbara Bradley Bolen, the IBS expert, brings very well-researched information and resources to help you create an effective IBS management plan for the new year.

5 Resolutions For Eating Disorder Recovery

Overcoming an easting disorder can be a challenge, but harnessing the momentum of the new year can help you to get to where you'd like to be on your journey.  The eating disorders expert, Susan Cowden, has five proven strategies that can help you along the way, and recommends that you focus on one or two at a time, to get to where you'd like to be.  These resolutions for overcoming an eating disorder can help you make the most of 2016.

Resolutions For Those With Addictive Personalities

Do you find yourself eating the wrong things, wasting too much time online, drinking more than you should, or showing other signs of having an addictive personality?  If so, the addictions expert, Elizabeth Hartney, shares some important resolution ideas and related resources to help you find greater balance in the coming year.

How Life Can Be Better With Arthritis In The New Year

There are several small changes that you can make to ease the symptoms of arthritis and make life easier if you are living with arthritis.  From coping strategies and self-care tips to things to stop doing, the arthritis expert, Carol Eustice, offers a thorough toolkit that can provide you with a variety of easy choices and simple changes you can make for a better 2016.

Resolutions For Those Living With COPD

Living with COPD can be a challenge. There are several things you can do to enhance your health and quality of life, but it may seem overwhelming to make many changes at once. Deborah Leader, the COPD expert, has a list of 5 major changes, along with related resources, that make a significant difference for people with COPD. Why not harness the momentum of the new year to create some resolutions to improve your COPD symptoms, and use this article as a guide for making changes throughout the year when you're ready for more?

New Year's Resolutions For People With Bipolar Disorder

For those with bipolar disorder, maintaining resolutions can be particularly difficult, as mood challenged can make it difficult to maintain focus and motivation.  However, these resolutions from Marcia Purse can help you to be gentle with yourself and create a better life for yourself in 2016.

New Year's Resolutions And Panic Disorder

Living with panic disorder can be easier when you practice self-care and coping techniques targeted for the challenges you face.  This year, take advantage of the proven recommendations of Dr. Katharina Star, the panic disorder expert, and find easier ways to build coping and resilience techniques into your lifestyle.  Try a few of these resolutions for those with panic disorder, and try a few more when you're ready.

Resolutions For People With Lung Cancer

If you are living with lung cancer, you may need different resolutions than the typical changes that many people make, but there are resolutions you can make that can absolutely change your life for the better, and the lung cancer expert, Dr. Lynne Eldridge, can help you to know what they are and how to implement them in your life.  Choose among these resolutions for people living with lung cancer, and see what changes can lead you to a better 2016.

Setting goals and resolutions is a very smart thing to do.  Maintaining these goals can take a little more effort, but knowing the right approach can ensure greater success.  Help yourself succeed with these effective tips on maintaining resolutions and goals, from more of our experts!

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