New Year Health Resolutions that Work
New Year is a great time to make resolutions, many of which are health related. Losing weight, eating healthier, joining a gym and quitting smoking are the most common health-related new year goals. Losing weight usually leads the group, but also is the most difficult to accomplish.
The solution is to create a list of achievable New Year’s resolutions that allow you to make healthier lifestyle adjustments every day. This will enable you to start the year with a stronger, well-nourished body and an enriched mind if you adopt changes to your daily habits.
What’s in this article:
- Establish Healthy Habits Routine – Healthy Eating Habits & Exercise
- Setting realistic New Year health goals
- Track your health and fitness progress
- Find an accountability partner to achieve health goals
- Reward yourself on reaching health goals to stay motivated
- Strive to Control Your Stress or manage it
Healthy Eating Habits
Taking on healthy habits sounds easy enough, but it can be strenuous to perform. Nevertheless, you can still succeed if you don’t expect overnight gains. If you are thinking of introducing changes in your diet, start slowly by introducing new healthy foods one at a time to see which ones you might enjoy most and what benefit it brings to your body, e.g. Replacing fizzy drinks with flavoured water, coconut water or a freshly squeezed lemonade.
Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand, therefore include exercise into your schedule based on a combination of physical activity you enjoy, for any recommendations consult our expert personal trainers or group fitness classes at any of our seven Clubs in Melbourne.
A good starting point might be to figure out how you can make changes to your lifestyle to meet the guidelines of 150 minutes of exercise per week. Evaluate your day and carve out time for a quick 30 minute workout to keep you on track to achieve your fitness goal in the new year.
Read how you can fit in a Quick 30-minute gym workout routine in your busy schedule.
It’s important to set achievable and realistic goals when it comes to your health. Don’t try to do too much at once or you may become overwhelmed and discouraged. It’s better to choose one or two small, manageable goals that can lead to bigger successes over time.
If you are unsure of where to start from or what physical activity can help you to meet your health and fitness goals, then speak to our expert personal trainers who can help you to set up an effective fitness goal plan for the year based on your lifestyle and individual requirements. They can do a full body scan to measure your fitness levels and do a full health and fitness induction.
Writing down your goals and tracking your progress can help you stay motivated. With the right tools and strategies, you can easily keep track of how your body is changing and how your health is improving.
Here are some of the ways to track your health and fitness:
- Keep a journal where you can track the successes, challenges, and changes in your lifestyle that have helped or hindered your progress along the way.
- Use our South Pacific Health Club apps to help you exercise and track your progress.
Sometimes it helps to have someone else hold you accountable for your health habits. Ask a friend or family member to join in on your plan or find a support group of people who share similar goals. Group classes are great to push your workout to another level, there are a multitude of group classes available for you to enjoy, spend time in the community and work towards your weight loss goal.
There’s a wide variety of group fitness activities you can join in Melbourne such as yoga (hot or anti-gravity yoga), reformer Pilates, BURN Studio classes – incorporating, HIIT, Strength, Suspension, Cardio & Power and Altitude sessions,with Heart Rate tracking.
Celebrate your successes and reward yourself for milestones achieved along the way. This will help keep you motivated and remind you that even small changes can add up to big success.
Setting small rewards for yourself when you reach certain milestones in your fitness journey can help keep you motivated and make reaching your goals even more enjoyable. The key is to find rewards that will be meaningful to you and fit within your budget. You can choose to reward yourself in some of the ways to rejuvenate your body and soul, such as:
- a massage or spa treatment.
- a new fitness accessory.
- a night out with friends.
- a session in one of our Infrared Saunas
Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can actually be helpful for short periods but chronic stress can lead to serious health issues. Try to introduce more ways to relieve stress in your life that can be helpful, like going for a walk or joining a yoga class in Camberwell or find a yoga class in other Melbourne suburbs near you.
Making health resolutions for the new year is a great way to stay motivated and make positive changes in your life. With these tips, you can set realistic goals, track your progress. Do what even helps you achieve those goals, including finding an accountability partner and celebrate your successes – ensuring that this year will be healthier than ever!
Read more about Health Mindset to help you to motivate to keep your new year resolution.