Top 5 New Years Resolutions for Women & Men

It’s December 27th.  Christmas has past, Chanukah is nearing an end and our holiday gift lists will soon be ‘so last year’.  What do we have our sights on next?  For most of us it’s time to focus on our next list.  Not the typical “To-Do” list, but rather our ‘Let’s make 2012 the best year EVER’, New Years resolutions list.



According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, at least 40% of adults make one or more resolutions each year, and at least two-thirds of them vow to change something unhealthy about themselves.  Most resolutions concern weight gain, fitness and smoking.

Have you given much thought to your 2012 resolution list?  Not to worry if you’ve answered no.  In an effort to help womenand men in their quest for better living, the experts at WebMD have come up with five resolutions to improve physical and mental well-being and provide tips for success.

Without further adiue, here they are…

5 New Year’s Resolutions for WOMEN:

1.     Eat, But Don’t Pig Out

To put it simply, attempting to cut out major food groups that you deem ‘bad’ all together is a recipe for failure (ex: candy, dessert, carbohydrates).  Instead, opt to reduce your intake of these food groups.  This is more realistic approach than the ‘all-or-nothing’ technique. click here for more details

2.     Jump Outside the Box

Simply put, you don’t have to resolve to a gym to be more physically active, exercise doesn’t have to be done a certain way, at a certain place, or at a certain time for a certain amount of time.  Break away from all the misconceptions you may have and don’t use them as a crutch for an excuse. Set goals that are realistic, achievable and well defined. click here for more details

3.     Guard Against the Bone Thief

We realize this is not a popular thought, let alone New Years resolution, but watching calcium in your diet is very important and contributes to what your bones may look like later in life.  Osteoporosis is a major threat for 44 million Americans, 80% being women, according to the National Institute of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases. click here for important details

4.     Take Health Exams and Get an “A” for Good Health

Make it a resolution to be up-to-date on health screenings and tests that can help improve your health and your life span! click here for more details

5.   Move Center Stage

Simply put, WOMEN, please make time for YOURSELF!  You deserve it and it MUST be  done! Click here for additional details – please!


5 New Year’s Resolutions for MEN:

1.     Get Fit

Pretty simple. click here for more details

2.     Watch What You Eat

Simply put, don’t overindulge. click here for more details

3.     Go to the Doctor

Why is this something that men put off?  Men, PLEASE make this a priority in 2012. click here for important details.

4.     Quit Smoking

This is possibly one of the BEST things you can do for yourself, your lungs…and your children! click here for important details

5. Ease Stress

Simply put, talking to someone you trust or partaking in physical activity, are two of the most effective ways for men to ease stress.  Whatever you do, don’t hold in your emotions. click here for more details

We hope you find these resolution tips from WebMD helpful.  For additional information from WebMD, check them out online at

Cheers to health!

Until next time,