The Friday Five – Healthy Resolutions & How to Keep Them
It’s that time of year again. The New Year is upon us and most of us feel moved to start the year off right by resolving to be better versions of ourselves. According to this year’s Marist Poll, being a better person and weight loss share the top spot as the most popular New Year’s resolution for 2018. Our Friday Five lists New Year’s resolutions that are good for your health yet manageable and also some of the best advice about how to stick to your commitments.
10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Health and Your Family’s
The holiday season is full of overindulgence, a time when many of us throw caution to the wind and make unhealthy choices. Just in time for New Year’s Day, American Medical Association (@amermedicalassn) President, David O. Barbe, MD, MHA offers 10 health recommendations to help patients “determine where they can make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements in their health.”
5 Health-Related Resolutions that aren’t ‘Lose Weight’
As noted above, one of the top resolutions for 2018 is weight loss. However, as many of us know all too well losing weight is not easy and more times than not we fail. Instead of jumping back on the diet train this year why not put your focus and energy into “practical resolutions that promote self-care and good health that don’t involve a scale.” Check out these resolutions from NBC News Better (@NBCNewsBETTER) that have nothing to do with calories but may still help you lose weight in the long run.
New Year’s Resolutions
Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. DocMikeEvans (@docmikeevans) and Reframe Health Lab are building their YouTube channel into a “Med School for the Public.” Learn more about the facts behind New Year’s resolutions, one of which is, you are 10 times more likely to stick with a change made at the New Year.
6 Ways To Keep Your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions
One of the worst things we can do when making New Year’s resolutions is to set goals that are too big a probably unattainable. According to the American Psychological Association (@apa) the New Year should be a time to reflect on the past year’s behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes. “Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year, instead of a singular, overwhelming goal on January 1 can help you reach whatever it is you strive for,” says psychologist Lynn Bufka, PhD. Follow these tips from APA and you will be sure to meet success with your resolutions.
Mayo Clinic Minute: Make a New Year’s Resolution to Move More in 2018
Getting in better shape is consistently one of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make each year, but many have a hard time following through. Danielle Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program , offers tips to make it easier to stick to a resolution to get in shape.
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