You might be trying to tackle it too fast. Take each step one month at a time and try to make your resolution come true.
On New Year’s Eve make a plan of what you want to change as far as your health. Determine what you are already doing and if and what you need to improve on. Write it down on paper and place it in an area where you will see it daily. Tackle the most important things first–they need to be at the top of your list. Break it down into smaller pieces and prioritize from most important to least. Designate 1 month for each step.
Things that you might consider will differ from anybody else’s plan. There are several things you need to consider and if you need additional help consult your doctor.
Important Things To Consider
You need to learn exactly what is the healthiest weight for your height. Learning to maintain or getting to a healthy weight should be a top priority. If you carry too much weight you could experience joint pain and other ailments such as diabetes and heart disease. Plan a reasonable diet and activities. You should include exercise that will consist of flexibilty, strength and aerobic activities.
Know your family history. If they have had heart disease then you need to eliminate risk factors such as smoking, fatty foods and keep your cholesterol and blood pressure in check.
Get more sleep. Think eight hours a night. Try to stick to the same routine. Our bodies need to rest.
If you have a history of cancer in your family you need to become aware of what types of cancer screenings need to be done at your age. Be diligent on this.
Learn how to relax. Whether it’s reading, walking or soaking in a bathtub find a way to unwind.
Make sure to always use sunscreen. Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. This needs to be done year round.
Make sure, if you believe in this, to get a flu shot. There is a lot of controversy behind vaccinations and I feel each person has the right to make their own decision.
Staying healthy isn’t hard work but it does take time and discipline. Each person’s goals will differ but by spreading it out over a full year many should be on their way to a healthier lifestyle.