Easy New Year’s Resolutions For Your Health
You and millions of people no doubt have made at least one New Year's resolution.
According to an article in the Berkshire Eagle by Chrissy Garner, LDN, who is a nutritionist at CHP Neighborhood Health Center in Pittsfield, among some of the most popular ones: eat less, move more, cut back on sweets, quit smoking, volunteer, and spend more time with family.
Few, if any, of these resolutions (especially those that are health-based), are actually kept.
But consider these simple resolutions for 2019:
* Eat more fat. That's right — more fat, but the right kind.
* Avoid soda, even diet soda.
* Include Meatless Monday, and add more nuts, beans, seeds, tofu to your diet.
* Pack your lunch every day— or as often as you can. Always include lean protein, a healthy whole grain, a fruit and at least two vegetables.
* Sleep more. Adults should sleep eight to nine hours per night to stay healthy.
* Strength train. Muscle mass naturally diminishes with age, so work out to stay strong