Its new year 2016!
New Year, healthier you
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 but sadly a much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions.
It’s hard to keep up the enthusiasm months after you’ve swept up the confetti, but it’s not impossible. This year, pick one of the following worthy resolutions, and stick with it. Here’s to your health!
The fact that this is perennially among the most popular resolutions suggests just how difficult it is to commit to. But you can succeed if you don’t expect overnight success. A highly recommend starting a journal – for you food and your mental health – my favorite www.myeatjournal.com
I watched both my parents die from smoking and it is mind bending to me that even though it clearly says on the package that smoking WILL cause cancer… we can’t seem to fight the addiction. My personal recommendation after you’ve tried will power and patches – is hypnosis — I will have a new CD out and if you’d like more info please email me directly at [email protected] Let’s blow this habit away forever.
Cut your stress
A little pressure now and again won’t kill us; in fact, short bouts of stress give us an energy boost. But if stress is chronic, it can increase your risk of—or worsen—insomnia, depression, obesity, and more.
For me I learned the dangers of stress first hand with 2 stays in the hospital – stress created a kidney stone and almost fatal bacterial infection and the second was an ulcer and barrettes esophagus. Take this seriously!
Long work hours, little sleep, no exercise, poor diet, and not spending time with family and friends can contribute to stress – its an inevitable aspect of life but its so important to combat it often – better sleep, visualization, techniques to relax, yoga and that much need vacation.
Stay in touch
Feel like old friends (or family) have fallen by the wayside? It’s good for your health to reconnect with them. Research suggests people with strong social ties live longer than those who don’t. In fact, a lack of social bonds can damage your health as much as alcohol abuse and smoking. In this technology rich era, it’s never been easier to stay in touch or rejuvenate your relationship with friends and family, perhaps Facebook and be virtually social or phone calls – they are much more personal than texting. And finally – go to lunch – with no agenda – just to reconnect and fuel your personal connection fire.
Go back to school
No matter how old you are, heading back to the classroom can help revamp your career, introduce you to new friends, and even boost your brainpower.
Studies have found that middle-age adults who had gone back to school (including night school) have stronger memories and verbal skills than those who did not.
You are gaining a sense of accomplishment by gaining new knowledge, and you are out there meeting people and creating possibilities that were never there before,” So invest in yourself and grow you mind and your skills!