One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people look to fad diets and weight-loss products to achieve their goals quickly. While these may prove effective initially, research shows that many people don’t find long-term success with these types of diets.
Instead of setting a goal to lose weight this New Year, set a goal to lead a healthier lifestyle. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Exercise regularly. Aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week and to do strength training exercises of major muscle groups at least twice a week.
- Maintain a well-balanced, healthy diet. Try to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein-rich foods and healthy fats.
- Make sleep a priority. Try to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep per night.
- Practice prevention. Regular checkups may help you stay well now and protect your future health. Discuss with your doctor what screenings and immunizations you may need this year based on your age, gender and family history.
Let’s make health and well-being a priority in 2019.
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