Lose weight. Start exercising. Eat healthy. Cope with stress. When it comes to New Year's resolutions, those four goals rank in the top 10, reported Parade magazine on Dec. 28. And the Harris poll that unveiled those popular resolutions showed that weight loss ranks number one.
What all four of the goals that we've singled out here have in common: Enhancing your health. We've got the skinny below on how to succeed:
- Lose weight: Choose a diet that suits your lifestyle and eating preferences. If you like protein, for example, consider a low-carb weight loss program such as Atkins: Get the details by clicking here. Love your veggies? Try a vegan or vegetarian plan: Get the dish by clicking here.
- Exercise: Working out can complement your weight loss plan. And when you work out, remember to boost the intensity for shedding pounds: Get the details by clicking here.
- Eat healthier: Have you resolved to step away from the vending machine in 2014 and steer clear of the fast food restaurant? Get the skinny on the best new books to help you make healthier food choices by clicking here.
- Manage stress more successfully: When you're stressed, your health pays the price. You tend to turn to fast foods for comfort, miss out on sleep as you toss, turn and worry and even put yourself at risk for concerns such as high blood pressure. Take charge of your stress by clicking here for Dr. Mehmet Oz's 24-hour stress cleanse and glucose-balancing diet.