As the clock ticks and
we approach the New Year, many Jamaicans are elated and fired up, knowing that
they have another chance to pursue and achieve all their aspirations that did
not materialized in 2014. With that said, the team from Jamaica Health Tips
Online would like to share with you Three health tips you should make a part of
your New Year’s resolution list.
- Make physical activity a lifestyle: Many
will agree that losing weight is one of the top five items on a New Year’s
resolution list. On the contrary, the
will power to maintain it fades in the distance rather quickly and then we are
back to square one. Do not exercise to lose weight but to be healthy. According
to the American Heart Association, thirty minutes a day for three days a week
is good enough to maintain a health heart. This may simply include walking on the spot, while
watching your favorite show for three, ten minutes intervals. Note, exercise should not be a burden but rather
a desire, so do what you like.
- Maintain healthy relationships/friendships: It
has been said that if you should live to see age seventy, approximately sixty
years of your life will be spent sleeping and working (24 years and 35 year
respectively). Hence, have you ever wonder how you are living your life? While
you cannot control the actions of others, you can control yours. Try to be
honest, generous and loving not just with family members, your partner and
friends but each person you come in contact with. If a problem arises in the
relationship, focus on the solution and not the problem. In contrast, there are some relationships
that maybe considered toxic, unhealthy and harmful to your emotional well-being.
If after trying all possible means to make ends meet and you still have not
been able to make it work. You may need to let it go, but always be open and
quick to forgive when the person is ready.
- Maintain a clean and safe
you know that pollution is one of the biggest killers, affecting over 100
million persons worldwide? With all the new and emerging disease and other
implications affecting our generation today, it’s imperative that we try to
keep our surrounding clean and safe. The Atmosphere and the environment are
there to protect us, so if we neglect it, then in time to come we will face
dire implication. So
as you ring in the New Year, reflect on these things. We wish you a Happy and
Healthy New Year. ...
Do you think it’s important to make New Year’s resolution?