It’s almost the new year and you strive to live healthier in the coming year. However, you find that no matter how determined you were at the beginning of each year, you have problem following through your healthy routine and would typically give up somewhere along the way.
Well, you’re not the only one who fail to stick to your health resolutions. TIME published a list of 10 most frequently forgotten New Year resolutions, and half of them were in fact health-related. These include eating healthier, quit smoking and getting fit¹.
Studies driven at understanding this behavior identified that the underlying reason could be that we have been setting a goal that is too vague or that our expectations may have been too unrealistic². Predictably, it is difficult for anyone to throw away a lifestyle we have grown so comfortable with and embrace a new one at an instant.
Nonetheless, it is a good start to have included health goals in your New Year’s resolutions. Healthy habits not only can help manage your weight, but also improves your mood and reduce the risk of metabolic diseases such as diabetes³ so you are in the best condition to fulfill your other goals in life such as your family and career success. Being healthy also boosts your productivity and performance at work.
Here are three things you can do to help you live up to your health resolutions and live a healthier and better year.