It is the New Year, time for fresh begins, new mindsets and resolutions. Most of us tend to make resolutions related to our health, wellness, and all around well being. I myself am a so called “health nut” and make some sort of health and wellness related resolution every year. Since I was 12 (I am now 25) I have had a great passion for health and wellness. I am constantly reading up on the newest health trends, diets, and exercises. I am a cyclist, runner, climber, and love to eat well and be well.
Here are what I think to be the top 10 health resolutions of 2021. Number one is to start dieting. Two is to stop smoking cigarettes. Three is to get a gym membership. Four is to stop drinking alcohol, soda, or coffee. Five is to get more sleep. Six is to loose those last 10 pounds. Seven is to train for a marathon, triathlon, or some other challenging event. Eight is to eat more vegetables. Nine is to go to yoga, cycling, or some sort of group health class. Ten is to pick up a new activity such as rock climbing, mounting biking, or kayaking. I came up with these as my top 10 based on my own personal experiences, the resolutions I have heard from others over the years, and things I recall reading or hearing.
Resolutions for ones health and wellness are great but keeping them is easier said then done. A good way to make sure you stick to your resolution is to make it an attainable goal. Instead of a health resolution that says “I will go to the gym every day,” having never gone a day in your life, maybe say “I will start off with going to the gym 2-3 days a week and gradually increase my number of days and time at the gym.” If you have a lot of weight to loose, you can start by setting a goal to loose your first 10 pounds and then go from there. With about 1 in 3 Americans being obese, a healthy resolution is a good choice.