Are you ready
for the New Year? Do you want to make 2015 your healthy year yet? Pick one of the following resolutions,
and stick with it. Being physically and mentally healthy in your day-to-day
life can help you make all the difference. Medindia wishes everyone a happy,
healthy, and prosperous 2015! Here's to your well-being!
a Form of Exercise That You Love and Lose Weight
or overweight is a very complex disorder
involving an excessive amount of body fat and it increases your risk of
diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
looking to shape up, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical
activity every day.
30 minutes of
rigorous exercise, according to a recent research, can be as effective as an
hour when it comes to shedding weight. However, don't expect overnight success.
Beware of the valley of quickie cures.
To fall in love
with exercise again, make a list of five new forms of physical activity
-whether it's yoga, aerobic or swimming and try each one for a couple of weeks.
Then, pick the one that gives you the most joy!
matter if you have failed many times. This habit is really hard to quit. Talk
with ex-smokers, they'll tell you that multiple attempts are often the path to
success. Try different methods to find out what works, and think of the
enormous health benefits and cash you'll save.
3. Cut your Stress
A little stress
now and again won't kill us. In fact, it keeps us alert and
ready to avoid danger. But if stress is chronic, it can worsen your risk
, depression and more.
contributors of stress include long work hours, little sleep, no exercise, poor
diet, and not spending time with family and friends. Proper sleep, socialising,
and taking vacations are all things we can do to reduce stress.
4. Cut Back
We have heard
much about the benefits of a small amount of alcohol. However, too much
tippling is a problem. Chronic heavy alcohol consumption
increases your risk of
liver and heart disease and hypertension.
Cutting back on
alcohol can help you achieve your goal.
commitment to drink less with friends or family, so you will be able to remind
each other of the benefits of moderate drinking.
you to drink at the speed of the fastest drinker. So, ditch the rounds.
Order half pints
of beer or go for the smallest glass of wine. Stick to drinks with a lower ABV
(alcohol by volume).
5. Get More
Sleep is more
beneficial to your health than you might realize. You probably already know
that a good night's rest can do wonders for your health.
Lack of proper sleep has been associated with a greater risk of obesity and
type 2 diabetes
. Sleep is vital for memory
consolidation. So take a nap - and don't feel guilty about it.
Sunscreen All Year
affects everyone. Though skin cancer develops after age 50, sun damage begins
at an early age. The sun's rays can make wrinkles appear before their time.
Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen during all seasons.
7. Floss Your
Do you happen to
know that bacteria in your mouth can lead to serious issues if you neglect
? You may be surprised to learn that your dentist can spot
indications of diabetes and heart disease. One thing you can do to keep off
bacteria is floss your teeth. Learn how to prevent gum disease and tooth loss
from an expert.
increases when we help others. Happy people or people with positive emotions
are 20% less likely than their gloomier peers to develop heart disease
Positive emotions can also make people more resilient and resourceful.
Good Things From Yourself
expectations for yourself is significant to both your mental well being and
physical health. A mean-spirited inner-critic can harm your inner peace can
keep you from reaching your goals.
10. Fun With
Bonding with the family will add memories for
you to cherish all your life. Fun activities with your family - watching a
movie, gardening or traveling - will make your world a far better place to
live. Traveling makes you feel rejuvenated and replenished.