Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

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With the new year comes new expectations and goals, often accompanied by the fear of falling off the resolutions wagon by month’s end. Make this year different. Put aside over-blown resolutions and commit to making small changes all year to make this year your lightest ever. The benefits: Lose weight, put a bounce in your step, get some calm in the kitchen, and become a healthier you without feeling deprived.

New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain.

Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later, a 2002 study found.

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New research suggests that routinely wearing a pedometer encourages people to walk about an extra mile each day, lose weight, and lower their blood pressure. Aim for at least 30 minutes of brisk walking and a total of 10,000 steps per day.

Also, plan for bumps in the road. Use a food journal to keep track of what you eat and have a support system in place. Around week four to six…people become excuse mills.

Health tips:
  • Breakfast on the Go
  • The Coffee-Power Nap Trick
  • Instead of Ultralight, Reach for Local Craft
  • Replenish with Salad
  • Salt Shaker Switch
  • Get the Most Out of Snacks
  • Lighten Up Tuna Salad
  • Swap Cheeses, Add Veggies for a Lighter Pizza
  • Cut Beef Portions in Half
  • Rev Up your Morning with Water
  • Do the Simple Interval Workout
  • Read Up on Fitness
  • Simply Try a Smaller Plate
  • Instead of Milk Chocolate, Reach for Dark Chocolate
  • Turn off Your Tech for a More Restful Sleep
  • Lace Up First Thing in the Morning
  • Up Your Potassium Intake
  • Grab a Handful of Almonds When Stressed
  • Eat Protein and Fiber to Feel Full
  • Go For the Pulp
  • Switch Your Latte to a Tea to Chill Out
  • H2O in the AM
  • Pre-Lunch Piece of Fruit
  • Scope Out Buffets



  • Order Your Salad Chopped with Tomatoes
  • Learn How to Healthy Fry
  • Make Workouts a Priority
  • Bake Smarter
  • Pile to Veggies on Pasta
  • Spice Up Seafood
  • Cut the High-Sodium Lunchmeat
  • Make a Main Dish Salad, Easily
  • Switch to Yogurt Dressings
  • Think Baby Vegetables for Fast Cooking
  • Veg Out for Breakfast
  • Think Savory, Healthy Dips
  • Make Smoothies Fruit-Filled
  • Try New Greens
  • Look for Seasonal Sales
  • Make the Farmers Market Fun for the Family
  • Sneak in Pureed Veggies
  • Double Up on Veggies
  • Energy Food
  • Full-Belly Workouts
  • Watch for Sneaky Sugar
  • Crack an Egg, and Enjoy
  • Sleep Routine
  • Lighten Up Frozen Pizza Night
  • Mind the Day, Not the Goal

resolutions of new year

A major mistake many people make when trying to tackle a health resolution is trying to do everything at once. This is almost always a recipe for disaster. Spend a few weeks just trying to achieve 1-2 goals at a time. When you have established new good habits, put a couple more goals on your plate. Remember: You want to make permanent changes, and these will take time to implement.