What are your New Year Resolutions? “Live a healthier lifestyle” and “lose weight?” Of course! And eat better, exercise, avoid medication. Because contrary to popular belief, we’d much rather not dish out pills and pharmaceutical wonders of medicine all the time.
My New Year resolution is to stop eating three large meals a day and instead tuck into six smaller dishes, which is supposed to increase my metabolism and promote energy levels.
When January 1st comes this Sunday what do we do? Did we lace up those walking shoes that have been collecting dust in the back of our closets? Start with simple, slow paced walk. I guess if our family tags along it will be a fun activity to look forward to.
For most of us there is no formal plan- sometimes we chose the target or habit on the first day of the month or week. Many of us use the New Year as a time to recommit to healthy habits. Similar to wellness in general, financial health can be significantly improved by making small, consistent changes.
Whether you decide to quit smoking, which by the way negatively impacts even the health of your eyes (it increases your risk of diseases such as macular degeneration, Grave’s disease and glaucoma), or to find time to wash floors once a week, this is the time of the year where we reflect on our lives and what changes we’d like to see.
Generation of stressed-out women, stretched beyond their capacity (especially in November and December) but still doing everything that they had promised to do for everyone, will now turn to exercise for emotional and physical relief.
If we take “health” as also our well-being, and a healthy attitude to our body and lifestyle, then we, ourselves, have the power to make 2017 as healthy as possible, through maintaining our good diet, continuing to look after our bodies and through exercise and relaxation. Also by avoiding unhealthy snacking and by eating regularly throughout the day.
And one more thing… whatever you do, have fun with it, don’t make it a chore!
Wishing you a very happy new year 2017.