To Your Health
December, 2010 (Vol. 04, Issue 12)
3 Resolutions For A New Year
Less Junk Food
Let's start with the hardest one, particularly
since a new year will undoubtedly mean
a new slew of fat-laden, nutrient-deficient
fast-food fodder from your favorite chains.
Not to worry: resolve to eat less junk food
(the fast-food variety and the store-bought
kind) by committing to making meals from
scratch and only eating out once or twice a
week. You'll save money and stay healthy.
Not to pick on any network or show in
particular, but America has become a nation
of boob-tube junkies, watching reality
television at an alarming rate. The reality is
that the more time you spend watching TV,
the less time you spend in infinitely more
healthy pursuits - like moving, for one thing.
Resolve to avoid couch-potato syndrome by
limiting TV time to 5-7 hours per week, max.
Whether it's mixing up your workout,
learning a new skill, taking a different route to
work or trying out a new recipe, variety is the
key to stagnation; and stagnation is a major
cause of poor health. When you're stuck in a
rut, you're more likely to give up, give in and
resort to bad habits - eating, exercise, and
overall lifestyle. Resolve to move beyond your
normal routine at least once a week.