How to get healthy in 2012
We're well into 2012, and officially in resolution season. As tradition dictates, most resolutions will involve our health, weight loss, and an effort to make lifestyle changes for the better. And while these are always good choices, the sad reality is that most of us will lose track of our goals within a few months.
Whether it's to lose 10 lbs, or to break a bad habit, we all can use some extra help in maintaining our healthy goals for the year. Here are 10 simple ways to achieve a healthier you in 2012.
1. Make sleep a priority
More and more studies show the right amount of sleep each night can make a big difference for people watching their weight. It also has many benefits for proper mental health. A recent study in the Obesity research journal suggests that people who go to bed late and sleep in also have worse diets than those who follow regulated sleeping patterns.
2. Be positive
Hope and a positive perspective can make all the difference in changing your attitude. Studies show that optimists maintain a better state of mental health than those who focus on doom and gloom. Here's how to unleash your inner optimist.
3. Get outside
You can greatly improve your health by simply getting outdoors. Just 10 minutes of fresh air each day can wake you up, refresh your spirits and add value to your physical and mental health. So whether it's a short walk around the block during your lunch break or a brisk jog through the park after dinner, make sure to set aside some time every day to revel in nature.
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