It’s that time of year again. Brace yourself — “New Year, new me!” posts are coming. In the cumulating stack of promises we make to ourselves each year, how do we find ones that actually stick?
The experts at Prevention Magazine, put together a list of resolutions for you to try. Many are a spin on the usual resolutions, but with tips for actually following through.
1. Change your health outlook.
Instead of seeing it as all-or-nothing, look at health as a continuum, says Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, a family physician in Lexington, Kentucky, and founder and medical director of The Mommy MD Guides. “Every decision that I make moves me closer to one end of the continuum (good health) or the other (poor health),” she says. “For instance, drinking a soda would move me in the wrong direction, while drinking a glass of water would move me in the right direction. By making small, positive decisions, I move closer and closer to good health.”
For most people, exercise is an add-on, something that they do if they can find time. It’s much easier to accommodate if you find ways to incorporate activity into your daily routine. “Climbing the stairs to the third floor takes just a minute longer than waiting for the elevator. Likewise, jogging to the mailbox at the end of my driveway takes a minute or two, but it’s so much better for me than simply leaning out my car window as I drive by,” McAllister says. (Give these 25 easy ways to fit in 10 minutes of exercise a try.)
This goes for the office. Using a smaller […]