Hello, 2020! The new year brings New Year’s resolutions. The beginning of the year is an opportunity for a fresh start. You may be quick to hit the reset button, especially after the holidays where your schedule was less than predictable. However, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. Why? Change is not easy and often met with mental resistance. Taking on too much too soon can be overwhelming. Start by making small commitments to yourself. Here are some resolutions you can actually keep:
- Squeeze in a 20-minute workout with interval training.
- Start your day with a glass of water.
- Stretch it out. Break up the workday with a five-minute stretch.
- Mix up your routine. Try a new group exercise class, swim laps, or lift weights.
- Set realistic goals. Make one small commitment daily. For example, I will take a 10-minute walk every day.
- Feeling plankful? Do a one-minute plank every day.
- Skip the M86 bus. Your 15-minute walk to Asphalt Green from the 4,5,6 subway burns about 50 calories.