Healthy life Style to Kick Start the New Year
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The year 2011 has just ended and with all excitements and uncertainties, we have been ushered into another year: 2012. As usual, we should make a resolution which as research has shown, most of us always fail to honour.
Yet, Joann Gorn- a Boca Raton psychotherapist, is quoted as saying that it is really healthy still to make resolutions. “New Year’s is the best time because you can best embrace a new start.” As the festive season has come to an end, most of us would like to burn out the fat gained through the ‘dine and wine’- from the turkey to champagne.
The JusticeGhana Health & Lifestyle Team is here to offer you realistic and positive approach to enable you to live a healthy lifestyle in the year of the Olympics 2012.
We have brief but detailed tips on how to tackle these health issues. Living a healthy lifestyle is of an importance in order to feel good and enjoy life. Besides this, it also affects all aspects of your life both physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Physical activity, healthy diet, work-life balance, not smoking or the use of harmful substances and moderate alcohol consumption, are known ways of enabling us to keep fit and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s vital to note that addressing any health issues at an early stage is of a benefit in maintaining these choices when getting older as the phrase suggests ‘prevention is better than cure’.
In relation to losing the unwanted weight gain-one of the first steps, is to look at our previous diet and health for the past twelve (12) months. The researched Questions that need to be asked and to be jotted down and reviewed are as follows:
• How does your weight compare with a year ago?
• Do you feel healthy and have a lot of energy or are you tired all the time?
• Do you take vitamins or other nutritional supplements?
• Do you eat at home most of the time? If so, what types of foods? Whole fresh foods, boxed foods or TV dinners?
• If you eat in a restaurant, what types of restaurants do you go to and what types of foods do you choose?
• How physically active are you? Do you exercise regularly?
• Do you eat healthy size portions, or do you stuff yourself with every meal?
• Do you smoke?
• How much alcohol do you drink each week?
It is of an importance to take an honest look at your health and dietary habits in order to set goals for your health and diet. In other words, why do you want to lose weight? Is it because you want to live a healthier lifestyle as in reducing your cholesterol, lowering your blood pressure or just to be fit and maintain your body?
One good goal which I found throughout my research on this topic is that- your first month of diet and healthy eating could be resolved by taking your lunch to work four days per week for each week this month instead of eating lunch in restaurants every day. Another example of a monthly goal would be to resolve to walk for 30 minutes four days per week each week this month.
We at JusticeGhana wish you well for the New Year and the years ahead.
Susan Ward, About.com Guide