Workplace Wellness Insights: Don’t Fall into This New Year’s Resolution Trap

Each month, we send out our RK Healthy Workforce wellness newsletter. In it, we provide health and wellness tips for your work and life. Historically, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people look to fad diets and weight loss products to achieve their goals quickly. While fad diets may prove effective initially, research shows that many people don’t find long-term success with these types of diets.

Lasting Lifestyle Changes vs. Quick Fixes

Instead of setting a goal to lose weight fast this New Year’s, set a goal to lead a healthier lifestyle. Common lifestyle New Year’s resolutions include the following:

  • Exercise regularly—Aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, and to do strength training exercises of major muscle groups at least twice a week.
  • Maintain a well-balanced, healthy diet—Try to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein-rich foods and healthy fats. Make it a goal to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet.
  • Exercise regularly—Aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, and to do strength training exercises of major muscle groups at least twice a week.
  • Maintain a well-balanced, healthy diet—Try to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein-rich foods and healthy fats. Make it a goal to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet.

Set Yourself Up for Success

According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. That’s why it’s so important to set yourself up for success when you’re choosing a resolution.

Regardless of what you choose as your New Year’s resolution, make sure it is a “SMART” goal—one that is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely—to increase the odds that you will stick to it.

Our monthly wellness newsletter also provides healthy recipes, seasonal tips and other valuable resources. In January 2020, other topics include:

  • It’s National Blood Donor Month
  • Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe
  • This Superfood May Help Prevent Diabetes

If you would like to receive this newsletter in your email each month, contact your R&K client manager. Also, check back with us next month for more workplace wellness insights.

Rose & Kiernan, Inc. offers workplace wellness support through our signature platform RKHealthy Workforce. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us here or by calling (800) 242-4433.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

workplace wellness programs
Workplace Wellness Insights: A Holiday Guide to Mindfulness, A Healthy Makeover of Your Holiday Recipes and More!

Workplace wellness programs are employer-sponsored programs designed to promote long-term employee health while reducing total insurance spend. We share a monthly wellness newsletter with insights to support your wellness strategy.

Read More

workplace wellness programs
Workplace Wellness Insights: Beware of New Fad Diets

Workplace wellness programs are employer-sponsored programs designed to promote long-term employee health while reducing total insurance spend. We share a monthly wellness newsletter with insights to support your wellness strategy.

Read More

workplace wellness programs
Workplace Wellness Insights: 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Daily Mental Health

Workplace wellness programs are employer-sponsored programs designed to promote long-term employee health while reducing total insurance spend. We share a monthly wellness newsletter with insights to support your wellness strategy.

Read More