A large percentage of people will make a health and fitness related new years resolution however over half of these will fail to stick to it for more than a single month. Unfortunately it is far too easy to fall back into the same old routine and redevelop the habits we attempted to get rid of. Luckily the team here at The Healthy Living and Fitness known all about the ‘new year new me’ trope and the pressure it can place on people, causing a sudden and complete failure. Read on to find out more information…
Every year people will decide that their whole lifestyle will be changed overnight in order to signal the beginning of a ‘new me’ and whilst some people can cope with these sudden alterations, others struggle to adjust. After all, swapping out a bad diet for a good one over night isn’t easy and exercise activity like running has be started gradually or it can cause an off putting injury.
In order to make your new years resolution last the entire 12 months it is best that you make changes piece by piece rather than expecting yourself to completely uproot the habits you have held for years. Start by introducing exercise into your lifestyle without pressuring yourself to visit the gym a certain time per week whilst swapping out take away for home cooked meals. Only one you have got your feet wet you can begin to assess what is and isn’t working for you and make changes accordingly.
This approach has been proven to help people make that all important fitness change without sacrificing happiness or simple pleasures. Nobody should be expected to removed sweet treats from their diet as this resolution is expected to fall at the first hurdle for one simple reason – you will crave what you can’t have!
Here at The Healthy Living and Fitness we desperately want the fitness goals and lifestyle changes of 2018 to be achieved which is why we have put together this blog on the correct way to approach and health related new year resolutions. Get in contact with a member of the team to find out more information today!