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The Key to Successful New Year’s Resolutions is Self-Confidence
Among the most popular New Year’s Resolutions are promises to make changes in health habits and relationships. We must know that specific changes in health habits and relationships require lots of self-discipline to reach successful accomplishments.
To find the key to self-discipline, a person must be acceptance of themselves. The person who can accept who they are, find peace within themselves. This allows that individual to have confidence that he or she can succeed. It is the power of truth that gives us freedom to make necessary changes in our lives that bring about successful resolutions that allows us to have peaceful relationships with others. Without freedom to make changes in health habits and relationships, a person is imprisoned within his or her own body, mind and soul.
Change comes gradually, but those who are patient, receives the benefits of health and cures, along with peace and truth. These are the building blocks for happiness that creates healthy relationships with others that are long-lasting.
Good health habits and successful relationships that are long-lasting can only be maintained through self-discipline, when the body, mind and soul, receives the things needed to properly function, that creates wholeness. The key to keeping all of our promises is Self-Confidence. It is the power of the mind used to unlock the power of Self-Discipline within the soul.
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It is best to get into physical fitness, long before a holiday. Some will wait until a few days after the holiday, to jog or try and lift a few weights. This is not a wise thing to do. It can cause the body to reject the pressure that is being put upon it, and resist. Why?
The heart, muscles, and joints, are not in the proper condition. And neither is the mental status, of such an individual. It’s like getting in a vehicle and immediately, placing your foot on the gas pedal and pressing it to the floor. You will lose control and hurt yourself or someone else.
Those who don’t take proper care of their health, causes damage to their body, which results in very poor health. When sickness occurs, those who need family assistance, causes others to spend time caring for them. That often results in sacrificing time from a job or other important activities, in their lives, that they are forced to neglect. And if the sick person, doesn’t have enough medical coverage, or none, others will have to pay for their medical expenses.
Eating the proper foods, drinking lots of water, fruit juices, and exercising on a regular basic throughout the year, is the best way to accomplish physical fitness, before the holidays.
__ Ellen J. Barrier
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Having a few valuable tips from those who have been successful in managing their weight can be very helpful in helping others to maintain their weight loss. Listed below are a few tips I hope will be of some help to those who want to manage their weight successfully.
Drink plenty of water
The body needs water to keep our cells and body systems running efficiently. Most importantly, water is needed to maintain the body’s blood volume, which is necessary for regulating body temperature and delivering nutrients and oxygen to the rest of the body. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, which occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry on normal functions. A mild case of dehydration can drain the body of energy and make you feel sluggish.
Fruits and Vegetables
You should eat at least 2 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables every day. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need a minimum of 4 servings of fruit and 6 servings of vegetables.
Eat Small Meals
Eating 4 to 5 meals or snacks daily will help you control your appetite and manage your weight.
Protein and Calorie Intake
Taking protein with every meal will help maintain muscle mass while burning fat. It has been estimated that we need about 0.75 grams of protein per pound/kilogram of body weight. Find your own protein requirement, then first, find out your weight in pounds/kilograms and multiply that figure by 0.75. Most people will find they regularly consume more than they require, which is why so many people gain weight in the first place.
A useful guideline for lowering your calorie intake is to reduce your calories by at least 500, but not more than 1000 below your maintenance level. For people with only a small amount of weight to lose, 1000 calories will be too much strain on their body. As a guide to minimum calorie intake, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men. Even these calorie levels are quite low.
An alternative way of calculating a safe minimum calorie-intake level is by reference to your body weight or current body weight. Reducing calories by 15-20% below your daily calorie maintenance needs is a useful start. You may increase this depending on your weight loss goals.
Keeping healthy food in your house for meals and snacks will help you achieve your goal. You’ll be less likely to cheat on your diet while reaching your goal, and success will come quicker.
__ Ellen J. Barrier