New Year’s resolutions: everyone has made them, but not everyone keeps them. In fact, some of the most common resolutions that we make each year – to lose weight, eat healthy and feel better about ourselves – are the ones that are the most difficult to adhere to.
You may ask yourself how you can make this your year to succeed with your resolutions. For some of your resolutions, the answer may be to seek out a helping hand from your local aesthetic spa. Not only do we have products and services that will make your goals a reality; we can offer you the moral support that you may need to keep committed to your healthiest year yet.
Here are the top 10 resolutions for 2016 that will positively impact your health and well-being:
1. Lose weight
After the heavy calories of the holiday season have made our waistbands tighter, it feels good to get back to a healthy routine. Did you know that your aesthetic specialist can help you to reach your weight loss goals faster? Our weight loss program as well as procedures like body shaping can help you accomplish your goals.
2. Eat healthier
This resolution goes hand in hand with weight loss. It makes a huge difference in how you feel as well as how you look if you start putting healthy and vitamin-rich foods into your body. Your body, inside and out, will thank you for it later.
3. Quit smoking
This is a top resolution for obvious reasons. Smoking is not only a bad habit, but a risky behavior that can wreak havoc on your health. Smoking also ages and damages our skin. If you decided to quit smoking this year, your aesthetic specialist can help you to find the right products and aesthetic medicine treatments to take care of skin conditions, and hopefully reverse some of the damage that the tobacco may have done to your face.
4. Join a gym
Fitness and activity are crucial for health and wellness. Not only does physical activity help us feel better, it increases our chances for long-term health as well. Further, sweating allows our body to rid itself of toxins – so get out there to the gym and work up a good sweat!
Everyone deals with stress at one point or another in their lives. It is an inevitable part of life. What’s important is how you manage that stress. If you allow it to get the best of you, it can negatively affect your long-term health. This new year, try to find a new way to manage your stress. For starters, try to do some yoga or meditation, or treat yourself regularly to a spa massage or facial.
6. Devote more time to “you”
This is an important one for everyone, as we all tend to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our busy, over-scheduled lives. It is so important to remember to take even 30 minutes per day. Read a book, go for a walk, or take care of your skin and nails.
7. Get more sleep
We spend half of our lives sleeping, so let’s make it restful. That means going to bed at a decent hour, investing in a good mattress, finding the right pillow, and waking up feeling refreshed. If you succeed in this resolution, but still are fighting those fatigue signs in your face, ask your aesthetic specialist for products and procedures that can help alleviate tired skin. Then you’ll look and feel rejuvenated!
8. Travel more
Most people have a bucket list of places that they’d like to visit, so why not make this your year to cross a few off your list! January can be a particularly dreary month, as the post-holiday slump and often gray weather can get us down. What a perfect time to select a sunny destination to travel to! Further, if you’ve stuck to your weight loss and healthy eating resolutions, you’ll feel great packing that bikini in travel your bag for the beach.
9. Be positive
Self-appreciation and positivity to others feel great, and can have a wonderful effect on others around you. Start each day with a positive thought or affirmation, and don’t forget about resolution #6 – devoting more time to you! You’ll certainly feel much more positive after taking some time for yourself!
10. Finally, Chose health!
This resolution bridges all of the above, and is so important. It means to choose the healthy route, regardless of your path. Choose the apple over the doughnut. Choose the happy thought over the negative one. Choose to pamper yourself, instead of worrying about everyone else all the time.
Most of all, choose to make 2016 your best year ever!