Every single year, the most popular New Year’s Healthy Resolution is to eat healthier. Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of Americans are considered overweight. Diet is one of the most important parts of being healthy and losing weight. But, diet is one of the most common broken Healthy Resolutions. Why? People break this goal because they think too big. Don’t cut out all of the fun foods, try limiting them. If you enjoy eating ice cream everyday, try eating ice cream every other day. Next, consider switching some of the items that you eat to whole foods. This means try adding vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grain, and even fish to your diet. Did you know that a whole-foods based diet may actually reduce heart disease risk factors, body weight, and blood sugar levels?
Sit Less And Move More
Exercising more is probably the second, if not the first, most popular New Year’s Healthy Resolution goal. It also starts in January and ends quickly after the gym membership is signed. Many people start out the year at a sprint when it comes to working out. Don’t do this, because you may get burnt out before seeing any results. Start slow by simply moving more and sitting less. If you have a job that requires a lot of sitting at a desk, consider taking a 15 minute walk at lunch. If you are binge watching a show on the weekend, between each episode, take a 15 minute walk. Before you know it, you may have actually walked for an hour between 4 episodes.