The Top three New Year health resolutions 2014
Every New Year roughly one in three people resolve to improve an aspect of their health starting from January. While it is hard to sustain the enthusiasm felt in January throughout the year, a small percentage of people actually make good on their New Year health resolutions. Why not be one of the small percentage of people who actually make good on their New Year resolutions? Check out these top three New Year health resolutions to help you achieve your health goals in 2014.
1. Lose weight
This is one of those New Year health resolutions that may appear cliché or tired, but it is one of the most pressing for 2014.According to a report by the NHS, 26% of adults in the UK are obese. Britain is actually the fattest country in Western Europe. Only Hungary has fatter people in the whole of Europe. Americans are no better. People in the U.S are estimated to be overweight by a total of about four billion pounds.
It is not surprising, therefore, that the most urgent New Year health resolutions for 2014 in both the UK and U.S. concerns weight problems. If you have a weight issue or would simply like to keep more in shape in the New Year, take losing weight seriously. Get weight loss tips from actual professionals, including healthy food swaps and practical workout routines in the New Year if necessary.
2. Quit bad habits
We all have bad habits that we know cause more harm than good. This is the year to finally break those bad habits, including smoking, drinking too much alcohol and overspending. Cigarette smoking, for instance, is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK. In the U.S., smoking is the cause of 1 in 5 deaths annually.
If you smoke, giving up is probably the single most important step you can take to improve your health. Read about the health risks of bad habits you have and get professional help and support for quitting the habits in 2014.
3. Eat healthier
Another of the top New Year health resolutions for 2014 is eating and drinking more healthily. An unhealthy diet leads to diseases like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, certain cancers and micronutrient deficiencies. Make a resolution to eat more fresh foods in the New Year. The healthier you eat, the healthier you will be.
Avoid foods that do not expire because they contain unnatural preservatives, additives and chemicals that are most likely dangerous to your health. Instead, eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairies and lean meats in good moderation.