Healthy New Year's Resolutions
Get help achieving your New Year's resolution, whether
it's losing weight, getting fit, stopping smoking, eating more
healthily or drinking less.
Around 7 million of us will make a New Year's resolution to
improve an aspect of our health.
After the overindulgence of Christmas, many people see the
new year as an opportunity for self-improvement.
Below are some of
the most common New Year health resolutions, with links
to Live Well to help you get started and achieve your
Get practical tips to lose excess weight, including getting
started, healthy food swaps, and tips from others on what worked
We've got all you need to help you achieve your goal to stop
smoking, including ordering a free 'Quit Kit', getting support and
tracking your progress.
Boost your fitness with fun and practical ideas to help you
get into shape, from exercising at home, to learning to dance.
Calculate your units, get tips on cutting down, read about the
health risks of drinking too much and find out where to get help
Whether you're cooking for a family or eating on the go, our
tips and recipes can help you get your 5 A DAY.
Keeping a New Year's resolution can be tough. A promise
made hastily, when you feel guilty after Christmas, can quickly be
forgotten when you return to your normal routine in January.
Richard Wiseman, a professor of psychology at Hertfordshire
University, gives the following tips for boosting
willpower and staying motivated.
1. Make only one resolution. Choosing just
one aspect of your health to improve will increase your chance of
2. Plan your resolution in advance. This
will give you time to think about your goal and how to achieve
3. Don't repeat last year's resolution.
Or, if you do, at least pick a different technique to achieve
4. Keep the resolution specific
and write it down.
5. Plan a reward for when you achieve your
goal. This will give you something to focus on.
Once you've chosen the aspect of your health you want to
improve, visit the Live
Well section for practical advice to help you achieve your