According to a study by the University of Scranton (Pennsylvania), only 8% of people manage to achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Means 9 out of 10 people fail. The researchers concluded that this is basically because these objectives are stated in a vague way, without defining a time period, or the most appropriate process or method. To avoid frustration, various organizations and institutions, both public and private, provide guides and ‘tips’ to achieve good resolutions related to health and prepare our bodies for the new year.
One of the essential parts of health is based on what we eat and maintaining the right weight. After the Christmas holidays, one of the first objectives should be to cleanse the body and eliminate any extra kilos that may have been picked up. TopDoctors® published in their study ‘Physical and mental health of Spaniards at Christmas’ that more than half of Spaniards have gained up to 3 kilos this Christmas. To eliminate them and face 2023 with the right weight, they indicate that a healthy eating plan should be put in place.
Those from the Spanish Society of Endocrinology (SEEN) confirm that it is important to maintain an adequate weight and to have health controls throughout the year. Being overweight can get worse if it is not addressed early. They indicate that we should follow good eating patterns starting with the shopping list. To have a healthy basket, you should “prioritize fresh foods, include fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains as a base; Consumption of dairy and eggs, fish (especially blue) and meat, red at times. All this should be accompanied by adequate hydration, physical exercise and rest to keep our body healthy and fit.
For its part, the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (SEMFYC) supports the guide ‘Healthy and sustainable dietary recommendations complemented with physical activity recommendations for the Spanish population’ edited by the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition and asks that These tips should be followed throughout the new year. They confirm that this guide is helpful in preventing heart diseases, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
The Ministry of Health also publishes the best tips for leading a healthy lifestyle and provides materials for achieving the proposed goals. In addition, they focus on the child and youth population and have launched the ‘España en plan bien’ program to ensure that they lead an active life, a healthy diet, emotional well-being and good rest habits. . The scheme focuses on the prevention of child and adolescent obesity, with a framework for creating a healthy youth in which growing up healthy is a right of childhood and adolescence.
The health status of a person is largely related to the care they provide to themselves. You have to take care of the body so that it works efficiently. Self-care is understood as a strategy for preventing and promoting healthy behaviors that contribute to the comprehensive day-to-day care of each individual. The Association for Self-Care in Health (ANEFP) explains that it is the perfect means of preventing diseases, dealing with minor health problems, and promoting healthy lifestyle habits that strengthen the body and help us be happier. does.
Self-care has a physical part that includes concepts such as food, rest, physical activity, medical care, or health control, and an emotional part that refers to our mental well-being that deals with the control of emotions, relationships, and happiness. To achieve a state of optimal physical and emotional well-being, from the NEFP Association, they propose to start the year off well with a list of essential resolutions that will guide our lives in order to enjoy a much healthier 2023 with a fit body. Must include:
- Taking care of food is one of the essential parts of health depends on what we eat. In addition to eliminating foods rich in added sugars and saturated fats, it is essential to include fruits, vegetables and fish in the diet.
- Playing sports: Finding a place to incorporate it into your daily life and seeing the benefits it brings is very important.
- Ditch bad habits: Taking advantage of the beginning of the year, you must say goodbye to toxic habits like tobacco or excessive alcohol that seriously harm your health.
- Spend time with family and friends: Enjoy life and good times with your loved ones.
- Exercise your brain: You have to give time for personal development activities. Reading, watching movies, visiting museums or exhibitions keep the mind active.
- Get enough rest: Try to get at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep a day in order to perform at the highest level during the day.