New Year’s Eve has always been for lists. Did your New Year resolutions make the top 10 list for 2011?
1. Spending Quality Time With Family and Friends A recent poll showed that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year. Work shouldn’t always come first!
2. Time for Fitness Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Studies show that it reduces the risk of some cancers, increases longevity, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and even improves arthritis. In short, exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better.
3. The Battle of the Bulge Over 66 percent of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Setting reasonable goals and staying focused are the two most important factors in sticking with a weight loss program, and the key to success for those millions of Americans who made a New Year’s commitment to shed extra pounds.
4. Quit Smoking On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. Start enjoying the rest of your smoke-free life!
5. Enjoy Life More Given the hectic and stressful lifestyles of millions of Americans, it is no wonder that “enjoying life more” has become a popular resolution in recent years. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you!
6. Quit Drinking Heavy drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but do much better when they taper gradually, or even learn to moderate their drinking. Alcoholics Anonymous offers meetings and there are also a number of treatment-based programs, as well as support groups for families of alcoholics.
7. Get Out of Debt Money was the biggest source of stress in lives last year. Millions of Americans have resolved to spend this year getting a handle on their finances. It’s a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead.
8. Higher Learning Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? Perhaps a career change, a new language, or just how to fix your computer is what you seek. Whether you take a course or read a book, you’ll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year’s resolutions to keep.
9. Helping Others Volunteering can take on many forms and help so many people. Mentoring a child, or doing what you do best, there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help.
10. Getting Organized This is on just about every New Year resolution top ten list, organization is a reasonable goal. Invite a friend over and together you can organize first your house then there’s. You’ll spend quality time and learn a little more about each other, which brings us back to goal # 1
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