How to Make 2012 a Healthier Year
A healthier lifestyle is a resolution set by many at the
beginning of the new year. However, as the holidays pass and our busy schedules
get the better of us, the best intentions often fall by the wayside. With the
first few days of 2012 behind us, how are you faring on your resolutions?
Dian Griesel, PhD, and Tom Griesel, authors of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning
Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust suggest
that the key to success is to not treat healthy living as a resolution, but
rather a day-to-day activity.
The authors stress the importance of incorporating health
habits into our daily lives that can be maintained throughout the year. The
book highlights seven steps that will help make 2012 a healthy year, even in
the face of demanding schedules:
•Set a goal for fat loss and improved body composition, not a reduction
in scale weight
•Drink more water
•Focus on being more active
•Build and strengthen your muscles
•Start improving your diet
•Get a good night’s sleep
•Practice regular stress reduction techniques
No goal is too big as long as you take small, manageable
steps towards reaching it. What are you going to do to make 2012 the best year
it can be?