We wish you all the very best for 2015!!
Each January, lots of people resolve to better themselves in some way. Most stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half are still on target six months later. New Year’s resolutions are fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. It’s hard to keep up the enthusiasm, but it’s not impossible. This year, pick one of the following healthy resolutions, and stick with it.
– Lose weight. You can succeed if you don’t expect overnight success.
– Stay in touch. Research suggests people with strong social ties live longer than those who don’t. In fact, a lack of social bonds can damage your health as much as alcohol abuse and smoking, and even more than obesity and lack of exercise. In this technology era, it’s never been easier to stay in touch.
– Quit smoking. Failed too many times to try again? Multiple attempts are often the path to success. Try different methods to find out what works. And think of the cash you’ll save!
– Make some healthy lifestyle changes. Walk or ride your bike to college or to work. That means more money in your pocket and less air pollution. Cut back on gym membership costs by exercising at home. Take stock of what you have in the fridge and make a grocery list. Aimless supermarket shopping can lead to poor choices for your diet and wallet.
– Volunteer. Our happiness increases when we help others. And guess what? Happiness is good for your health. People with positive emotions are about 20% less likely than their gloomier peers to have a heart attack or develop heart disease.
– Get more sleep. A good night’s rest can do wonders for your mood and appearance. But sleep is more beneficial to your health than you might think. A lack of sleep has been linked to a greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. And sleep is crucial for memory consolidation.
– Learn English. No matter how old you are, going to school can help revamp your career, introduce you to new friends, and even boost your brainpower. You get a sense of accomplishment by gaining new knowledge, and you are out there meeting people and creating possibilities that were never there before.