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New Year, New You – How to stick to healthy New Year’s Resolutions

I’m guilty of this as much as anyone else. The Christmas binge has left me bloated, unfit and ready for a new start. The problem is a ‘New Year, New You’ resolution can be hard to maintain. Many people start diets or fitness regimes that are unsustainable, including me.  The next 6 posts are my tips on how to stick to healthy New Year’s Resolutions.

Improving your health is a lot more effective when you look at the bigger picture. In previous Januarys, I have launched myself into unsustainable gym routines and diets and in my experience, the motivation starts to wane after a few weeks and when Valentine’s Day comes, a box of chocolates is much more inviting than a kale salad.

So instead of changing everything that unscrupulous fitness and diet experts tell you, try thinking deep down about what it is that you fundamentally believe works for your health and what you want to achieve. What do you like to eat, how do you spend your time and what subtle changes may work for you? Integrate these into your initial ambitious New Year’s resolution and you are more likely to succeed.

Healthy lifestyle concept with diet and fitness on blue boards

The areas I think are vital for success are:

1, Food

2, Exercise

3, Mental Health

4, Sleep

5, Hydration

6, Monitoring Progress

In my next posts, I’ll walk through these 6 subtle changes you can make to ensure you stick to your New Year’s resolutions.

Let’s begin. First up, food.

 

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