While many people like to make a New Year’s resolution or two, these are not necessarily the most useful tools in getting and staying fit. This year, instead of making an unrealistic goal that you may not be able to accomplish, or a challenge with no support in place for you, strive to make smaller positive changes that will really last. The good news is that it is easier than ever to get and stay healthy and fit, but you have to just be able and willing to put in a little bit of work.
Before you start any project, be sure to talk to a medical pro. Ask your doctor if it is safe for you to embark on any new diet plan and ask him or her or another trusted medical professional if you are fit enough to exercise normally. In the same way, don’t be afraid to ask for professional help with coming up with a plan for your diet. Consider looking into fit for life nutrition or another tool that can help you to accomplish your goals. You don’t have to go it alone and there are experts out there that want you to succeed.
As far as your diet, many people find that it is easier to add healthy new things than it is to try to restrict yourself or get rid of things that you love. A good resolution is to drink more water, which can be done simply by carrying around a water bottle and making sure that you finish the amount per day that you’ve chosen. Try adding another fruit or vegetable to every meal. The added fiber and nutrients from these foods will make it easier for you to make other healthy choices throughout the day.
Finally, find a friend to partner with you. They can also help to keep you accountable for your health. Find a local workout buddy to meet with regularly and check in with. Then, get ready for a great year.