I have done it and I know you have done it – at some point during the last few days or hours, and sometimes right before the last few minutes – before the new year begins you want to promise yourself that you will accomplish something that will make you a better person. So here are 5 healthy New Year’s resolutions that will help you become better, stronger, healthier and enhance your economics (or at least try).
“New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain,” writes health writer and blogger Alyssa Sparacino.
1) Losing Weight:
According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology’s 2014 research on New Year’s resolution losing weight is ranked number one. But the reason most people fail this great task is because they associate not eating with being healthy. They couldn’t be so wrong. Eating the right foods, exercising regularly and being happy will not only have you lose weight but it will also give you lots of energy and decrease stress.
2) Spend Less & Save More:
If I had a dollar for every time I heard somebody’s resolution to save money I wouldn’t have a resolution to save money, because I would be rich. Creating an economic plan will more likely increase the amount of money you will save than not having one. “Stash 10 percent of your paycheck (after taxes) to another bank account,” says PhD professor, Jim Roberts, of Baylor University at Waco, Texas.
3) Help Others:
LatinTrends loves helping others by supporting positive social causes that will better our community and world, which leads to them having happier hearts. Yes, giving leads to happy hearts according to a published review by the Harvard School of Public Health. So don’t forget to volunteer, donate or support a charity this new year.
Some people want an intimate relationship or a stronger relationship with their families. Nevertheless, 31 percent of Americans seek to build some type of strong connection with people they love, admire and respect. Creating a greater bond with people in your circle is known to decrease stress, increase happiness and create a stronger sense of self.
5) Self Improvement:
More than 45 percent of Americans set a self-development or educational related resolution according to Journal of Clinical Psychology. Unlike dogs, we’re never too old to learn. According to a 2007 study adults who re-entered school had “stronger memories and verbal skills than those who did not. What’s more… [other] studies linked higher education attainment to a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” reports online site, health.com.
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