We’ve all done it before. We make New Year’s resolutions that we keep for only part of the year, maybe a month, a week or a day. For many of us, our resolutions might be put off to a more convenient time, or, in some cases, they never really materialize.
No matter what the year, instead of making a decree to break the habit, lose the love handles or ax the alcohol, why not commit to a more long-term lifestyle change that addresses overall health?
To create a more healthful body, for example, an overweight person could focus on making better food choices, being active whenever possible and cutting some or all soft drink consumption. He could choose the side salad, take the stairs or switch to vitamin water. Instead of saying “I’m going to lose 20 pounds,” he could devote the year to making small, incremental changes that might offer a more reachable way to get total-body results.