New Year’s resolutions are often abandoned once the going gets tough. That’s too bad because when these promises are health related, the long-term benefits are usually lost. Many people give up on their resolutions because they do not see immediate results. For instance, if weight loss is their goal, they expect to lose the pounds they gained over several years in just a few weeks! That’s why crash diets are so popular. Instead, why not adhere to a sensible diet that you can live with for the rest of your life? A diet that, when combined with a reasonable amount of exercise, will bring about gradual and permanent weight loss. While this is not our area of expertise, we want to remind you that a lot of information is available on the subject.
Another health-related resolution has to do with your dental health. You know the routine, brush after meals, floss daily, and get regular checkups. Nothing new here, but that’s because it all works! Here again, the key is consistency. Just as with a healthy diet, integrate these habits into your daily routine… for the rest of your life. So, whether it’s losing weight, quitting cigarettes, or anything else, allow these changes to improve your health by sticking with them. Now that’s a resolution worth keeping for all the year’s to come!