Many of us make resolutions as we enter the New Year. Some resolutions include getting a better education, pursuing a better job or becoming a better manager of personal finances. However, one of the most common resolutions we make is related to health. Health resolutions can include getting fit, losing weight and/or eating healthier. Unfortunately, weeks (or even days) after the clock strikes 12 AM on January 1st, we’ve abandoned our New Year’s health resolution.
Here are 5 tips to assist in maintaining your New Year’s health resolution for 2014.
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Set attainable goals: With a genuine desire to achieve our health resolutions, we often set unattainable goals. When we fall short of these goals, we can become discouraged and abandon our resolution. For example, pledging to lose 50 pounds in 2-3 weeks can be difficult to attain. Pledging to lose a pound a week, on the other hand, is more attainable. Achieving an attainable goal can build confidence in your ability to reach your ultimate health objective.