Realistic New Year’s Resolutions For A Healthier 2023

In just under two weeks, millions worldwide will raise a glass, enjoy a midnight kiss or, at a minimum, nod off to sleep to ring in the new year. Along with the onset of 2023, a majority of us will also set our sights on a new goal or habit we’d like to accomplish, whether it be losing a few pounds, drinking less or making major revisions to our lives. 


Unfortunately, the grand gesture of setting an ambitious New Year’s resolution often fails to pay dividends, with evidence indicating that as many as 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by February. Regardless of this surprising statistic, setting New Year’s resolutions is uniquely human and can have a powerful positive impact if followed through on — even if the goals are small. 


At Omega Health & Wellness, we believe setting New Year’s resolutions is an important and powerful way to start the year off on the right foot — If done correctly. This year we resolve to help our patients find success by providing inspiration and the tools to craft an effective, long-term plan. Keep reading for a dose of motivation and advice you need to make your New Year’s resolution a reality.

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Sticky

As we discussed, setting a resolution is a great way to improve your life, but it can be challenging to achieve. This blog post provides tips on identifying the correct resolution for you, creating a plan to reach it, and becoming part of the small group of people that successfully achieve their goals. The first step is setting a good resolution.


A good resolution or goal is specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound (SMART). It should be something that is meaningful to you and will motivate you to work towards it. Additionally, it should be broken down into smaller goals that are easier to reach. Finally, it should be something you can track and measure progress on so you know when you have achieved it.

Five Pro Tips For Goal Planning:

  • Make sure your goal is realistic and achievable. This will help to keep your motivation up and avoid becoming overwhelmed.
  • Break down your goal into smaller, more manageable chunks. This will make it easier to stay focused on the outcome.
  • Create a timeline for yourself, with achievable milestones along the way. This will allow you to track your progress and stay motivated.
  • Reward yourself for reaching milestones. This will not only help keep you motivated but will also give you a sense of accomplishment.
  • Surround yourself with people who will support you and hold you accountable. Having someone to talk to and share your progress with will help to keep you on track.

Most importantly, it’s essential to remember to be kind to yourself if you don’t reach a goal or make a mistake. By doing so, you can take a step back and reevaluate what you want to achieve and make a plan to get there. With a bit of dedication and determination, you can stick to your resolutions and make this year a successful one.

Realistic New Year’s Resolution Inspiration

We’ve stressed the importance of setting realistic and achievable goals that are meaningful to you. After all, establishing the right goal for you is likely the most important step in the process. So what does a realistic goal actually look like? Below are a few ideas to help you get started, with a focus on what we’re most passionate about, improving our patient’s overall wellness.

Spending More Time Outside:

Spending more time outdoors can have numerous health benefits for people. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve physical and mental health, and boost creativity. It can also provide an opportunity to connect with nature, be more active and appreciate the beauty of the world around us.


While this resolution is relatively simple, it provides flexibility for personalization and more rigid goal planning. For example, to spend more time outside, you might plan to walk two to five times per week in a park near your home. You can log the time spent outside per workout or by steps taken and reward yourself after three straight weeks of keeping the goal or after a certain number of steps. Finally, join a walking group or recruit a friend/spouse to join and motivate you.


Try Incremental Weight Loss

Losing a few pounds can improve your energy levels, reduce your risk of certain diseases and even boost your self-confidence. Weight loss is a frequently selected New Year’s resolution. With dramatic, unsustainable goals often being the norm. Rather than declaring that you will lose 30, 40 or even 50 pounds in a matter of months through dramatic diet and exercise, why not break down your goal into more manageable chunks?


Make a goal of being more active or restricting calories, then track your weight weekly. Generally, losing one to two pounds per week is realistic.


Your physician should be at the core of any new weight loss plan and can be a valuable source of support. Individuals will often start a weight loss plan but get discouraged when effort doesn’t immediately show up on the scale. A physician can help with designing an effective plan and even make recommendations on products to assist with the body’s ability to burn fat, like TLS Thermochrome V6.


Start with a Healthier January:

Most New Year’s resolutions fail by February, right? Then why not start small? Taking part in Dry January is a great way to give your body a break from alcohol and reset your relationship with it. It can help you reduce your alcohol consumption, improve your sleep and energy levels, and help you save money. Plus, it can be a great way to challenge yourself to make a positive lifestyle change and set yourself up for healthier habits in the long term.


Get more Vitamin D:

We’ve previously covered myths surrounding vitamin D, as well as its many surprising health benefits. Vitamin D is well known for helping the body absorb calcium, which is vital for strong bones and teeth. It also fuel’s the body’s fight off infection and can help reduce the risk of certain diseases. But unfortunately, the hard truth is many individuals are deficient in this miracle hormone.


Ensuring our bodies have sufficient vitamin D to function properly doesn’t require significant lifestyle changes, specialty equipment, or cutting-edge treatments, and it’s one of the quickest ways to improve one’s health. We recommend starting with a daily oral supplement.


Support & Care for New Year’s Ambitions

It’s a great time to set goals and intentions for yourself; why not start with professional help? We partner with our patients to help them reach their health goals and feel better. Our health and wellness team is currently accepting new patients and is standing by to assist you with medically-proven therapeutic treatment programs to help you reach your wellness goals. Best of all, when walking through our doors, you can expect friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate care, plus dependable access to your doctor. Request an appointment today or call us at 904-724-5767. 


Individuals should speak with their primary care physician before making any significant lifestyle changes or engaging in new activities, like exercise.

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