Quantcast

4 Your Health: how to remain resolute with your 2018 resolutions - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

4 Your Health: how to remain resolute with your 2018 resolutions

Posted: Updated:

Here's a sour dose of reality to start the new year. Only about eight percent of people are able to keep their new year's resolutions. But there are ways to succeed.

If you've resolved to exercise experts advise starting slowly. Doing too much, too fast can lead to injury and that can completely derail your plans. For example, instead of running 5 miles, start with a brisk, half-mile walk.

Doctors advise most healthy adults get at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week. That breaks down to just over 20 minutes every day.

Ease in to weight loss

Advice to "start slowly" also applies if you're determined to lose weight. The experts advise starting with small changes like adding one piece of fruit to your lunch every day.

If you're hoping to cut back on soda, replace just one drink a day with water, then build from there.

Becoming tobacco free

Giving up smoking is one of the most popular new year's resolutions and while it's difficult it can be done.

Experts at the CDC advise getting through cravings by staying busy, chewing gum, keeping hard candy with you and to drink more water. They also say, when cravings hit, stop what you're doing and immediately switch to something different. Changing your routine can help.

WEATHER
Interactive Radar
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • CRIME TRACKERS: Under age girl admits to parents she had sex with volleyball coach

    Monday, January 22 2018 8:55 PM EST2018-01-23 01:55:56 GMT

    A former Ironwood Ridge assistant volleyball coach is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. 

    A former Ironwood Ridge assistant volleyball coach is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. 

  • Caught on camera: car split in half in horrific crash

    Caught on camera: car split in half in horrific crash

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 10:18 AM EST2018-01-23 15:18:34 GMT

    Two people were seriously injured in a crash when their car smashed in to tree and it's all caught on video.

    Two people were seriously injured in a crash when their car smashed in to tree and it's all caught on video.

  • When you are too old to wear jeans

    When you are too old to wear jeans

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 6:05 AM EST2018-01-23 11:05:53 GMT

    A great pair of jeans never goes out of style. But according to a 2016 study by British company CollectPlus, there's an age at which we should find a new way to be stylish.

    A great pair of jeans never goes out of style. But according to a 2016 study by British company CollectPlus, there's an age at which we should find a new way to be stylish.

Powered by Frankly

© KVOA.com 2018, KVOA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?