My Top Five Personal New Year’s Health Resolutions

I think everyone goes into the New Year with good intentions of making and keeping New Year’s Resolutions, and I am certainly included in that group. However, many times our resolutions are not kept. Why? They simply are not practical or practical to our lifestyle. So this year I am resolving to make some personal New Year’s Health Resolutions that will not only enhance my lifestyle, but also make me healthier. These new “health” resolutions are targeted to me and my personal needs.

Resolution No. 1

Take my daily prescribed medications, especially my blood pressure medicines. I am good about taking my daily thyroid medicine because I take it as soon as I wake up. However, I do not like to take all my medicine at one time, and especially on an empty stomach. I need to get into a routine of a certain time to take the blood pressure medicine, either at lunch or at dinner. I find myself getting busy at work during the week and I forget to take my medicine. Then when I get home from work, I’m scrambling trying to get things done around the house. Again…taking my medicine escapes my mind.

Resolution No. 2

Toning and stretching. This one is probably on a lot of lists, but I really need to get a regular exercise routine scheduled and stick to it. It doesn’t have to be anything difficult since I have arthritis and Fibromyalgia, but stretching and toning would go a long way if I did it on a regular basis and not just one time a week.

Resolution No. 3

Drink more water. I still don’t understand why I can’t do this day after day. I actually like cold water. I have to put this fault down to not drinking enough water to just plain laziness during the week when I’m at work. The water fountain is not very close to my office and you know the old saying…”out of sight, out of mind.” That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it. I will make a habit of drinking more water in 2012.

Resolution No. 4

Exercise more. Again, nothing strenuous due to health problems but taking more walks is an easy and good way to get a little cardio workout going. I can do this at work on breaks and on weekends at home. There is no excuse for not accomplishing this feat unless it is raining on the weekend!

Resolution No. 5

Eat healthier foods. I really don’t do too bad in this department. I’m not a junk food junkie, nor a big candy eater. And, I threw out the sugar at home after my husband was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago. But…I still could eat healthier by adding more fiber to my diet, eating more fruit and more vegetables. I will be watching the carbohydrates in 2012 and also trying to eat healthier overall.

This year I resolve to make these resolutions happen. My new personal health resolutions are not outlandish or over the top. There is no reason why I couldn’t achieve my New Year’s Health Resolutions. Here’s to a healthier New Year!

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