New York, NY, December 21, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- As we barrel toward 2015, 45% of Americans will make New Years’ resolutions, but a mere 8% will attain success according to a University of Stanton study. But renowned Integrative Physician Dr. Ronald Hoffman offers achievable resolutions, ones people can keep, in his recent article, The Top Ten Resolutions You Can Actually Keep
“Motivational experts argue that vague goals invite failure,” says Dr. Hoffman. “On the other hand, specific targets with well-delineated steps are more likely to be achievable.”
In his article, Hoffman suggests:
1. Use a wearable fitness tracker. Hoffman says to pick a device and commit to logging your healthy behaviors
2. Lose 5% of your body weight. Hoffman says that even if you don’t attain “ideal” body weight, taking off 5 to 12 pounds, depending on your physique, will dramatically lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia.
3. Break a sweat for 30 minutes per day, three times per week. Hoffman says that 80% of the benefits of a rigorous exercise program can be obtained with a 30 x’s 3 regimen.
4. Walk one mile per day. Use your fitness tracker to make sure your steps add up to at least a mile a day.
5. Sleep, because regular sleep habits can help fend off obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression and accidents, says Hoffman.
6. Fast. Short bouts of non-eating combat inflammation and extend longevity…simply limit your eating “window” to just 10 hours per day.
7. Fidget. Set your wearable to nudge you every forty-five minutes so you can make a quick circuit around your home or office.
8. Add vitamin D. Have your health professional check your vitamin D levels and supplement accordingly to reduce risk of all causes of death.
9. Take fish oil. Hoffman insists that the health benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids are undeniable.
10. Boost your magnesium. Refined junk foods are almost bereft of magnesium. Hoffman says to Check with your health practitioner to find out if a magnesium supplement is suitable for you.
In his article, Dr. Hoffman describes each of these in-depth, offering specific, achievable goals for each one, as well as the science behind them.
Hoffman says, “Adopting these ten attainable, specific goals in the New Year can easily lead you into a healthier, happier 2015.”
Dr. Ronald Hoffman is a pioneering complementary medicine practitioner, Director of the Hoffman Center for Integrative Medicine based in New York City, and host of the popular and long running syndicated weekly radio program and podcast “Intelligent Medicine.” Read the full article at the Intelligent Medicine website.