Ten New Year’s Resolutions for 2009

Do we really have to make New Year’s Resolutions?

Many people make resolutions concerning their health. Studies have shown that people understand their health risks but do not necessarily change their lifestyle. Then why make resolutions and then suffer from sense of guilt?

Surveys have shown that 57 per cent of people are not motivated to stay healthy. Thirty four per cent of people have no time and 30 per cent have financial barriers to pursue a healthy life style.

In any case, if you are planning to make resolutions for 2009, then here is a list of top 10 New Year’s resolutions as per Albrecht Powell (about.com). See if you would like to incorporate some of them or all of them for your resolutions for 2009.

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
Polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others shows that more than 50 per cent of people vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends.

2. Fit in Fitness
Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better and younger.

3. Tame the Bulge
Over 66 percent of adults are considered overweight or obese by recent studies, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Setting reasonable goals and staying focused are the two most important factors for success.

4. Quit Smoking
On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. Talk to your doctor and get help.

5. Enjoy Life More
It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you.

6. Quit Drinking
It is not easy to quit drinking. You need help. Talk to your doctor.

7. Get Out of Debt
With the economy the way it is, getting out of debt should be a priority.

8. Learn Something New
It is never too late to learn something new.

9. Help Others
There are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help

10. Get Organized

Good luck and happy New Year.

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