Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Faryal Panhwar Jan 13 2015

With the New Year right around the corner, we all have some resolution set in mind for a better year ahead. Even though the last all resolutions have miserably failed, we still hope to strictly abide by the ones next year. Why is it so hard to reach the New Year goals we set for ourselves EACH YEAR? Are your goals too impractical and unrealistic? Do you not take them seriously?

Find out what your New Year’s resolution should be for a healthier and better looking you by the end of 2015!

Lose Weight

The fact that this resolution is among the most popular ones makes it so hard to commit to. You CAN succeed – just don’t expect overnight success. Expect bumps in the road and be ready to face them. Make a food journal, eat smart, tag someone along with you for persistent motivation and give yourself time! You will soon find yourself getting rid of those love handles.

Stay in Touch

Have you lost touch with old friends and far away family? Now is the time to call them, or even message them! With new (and maybe better) friends, it becomes easier to lose track of old acquaintances. Know that it is for your own good health to reconnect with them! Research has made it evident that people with strong social ties live longer and healthier than people who don’t. A lack of social bond is bad for your health just like obesity or smoking.

Be Active!

Are you aware of the one habit slim people share? Physical activity! Once you are in the right mindset, you will find endless ways to keep moving.  A 30 minute run or walk in the morning is a great way to kick-start your day and melt away all your stresses. If you want to blow off some steam after a stressful day, hit the gym or do a cardio-workout at home! Being in shape won’t only help you look good, but also help alleviate heart and bone health and will boost your overall mood.

Quit Smoking!

If you fear that you have failed too often and have lost hope, talk to any ex-smoker and you will know that multiple attempts and failures are the path to success. We know you know about the huge favor you’ll be doing to your lungs by quitting but also think about all the cash that you’ll be saving up. It IS indeed one of the harder habits to get rid of, but it is doable. Try different methods and promise to commit and keep trying.

Cut Out Unnecessary Stress

A little pressure every now and then is not killing, it’s actually necessary to avoid procrastinating and delaying important tasks. But with too much stress you’ll only be losing hair and getting nothing done on time. Stress is bad for your mind and body-it comes in the way of your sleep leading to insomnia, also leads to depression, obesity, heart disease and more. Delaying tasks, not socializing enough with friends and family, eating wrong and little sleep-all contribute to a stressful life. If you think about it, it is easier to overcome each of those factors than you would’ve thought. List down everything that makes you anxious and fight them.

Promise to Floss

Oral dental hygiene is important is any other kind of hygiene. You may already be aware of the disastrous effect of reckless oral care on your teeth. With lack of care, bacteria in the teeth can take over and dig holes making tasks like eating a nightmare for you. A simple way to ward off those bacteria is to floss regularly! If you haven’t been doing that yet, 2015 is the year to make that change!


Faryal Panhwar

Faryal Panhwar:

Faryal is currently a second year M.B.B.S student at Ziauddin University. She is an active participate in the Model UN where her passion for debate has received her several delegate awards. Seeking to discover the writer in herself Faryal is now working as a freelance writer for HTV.