Columnists,Amra Yooseph,Main Slider,Top Story l by Amra Yooseph l 26 Jan 2023     - 93

Getting on track this New Years

2023’s top New Year resolutions are exercising more (52%) followed by eating healthier (50%). Personally, the two most challenging activities. That explains why these particular activities top the resolution list year after year.

Here’s a myth that needs to be debunked. “You need to be fit to exercise.” Time and time again we justify that we need to be in the mood to work out or rather have enough energy to work out. But the science of it all is that energy comes from exercise. Fitness is enhanced further as a result of exercise. The easiest thing to do to stay consistent with your workouts is to join a gym. At least the reminder of how much you might have busted on the gym will you help you stay motivated if everything else fails. The next best solution would be to find a workout buddy. Make the change from gossiping over coffee to gossiping at the gym.

Majority of us have extremely bad eating habits and that’s definitely something we should try leaving behind in 2022. The term ‘eating healthy’ doesn’t necessarily mean having to cut out the yum stuff and resorting to just chewing on leaves but working towards creating a balance that would enhance a healthier lifestyle all the while regulating our serotonin and dopamine levels.

Part of eating healthy also means not suppressing your cravings. Logically, if you are craving a donut and try to mask that by eating a plate of rice, your cravings aren’t just going to magically disappear. It will resurface once all that rice has digested. What happens then kills the whole diet factor. You finally give into your craving and have that donut. Now not only have you had an unnecessary plate of rice but also an unhealthy donut. Now that’s a lot of redundant eating that could have been avoided if you had just satisfied your craving once and for all.

While 2023 is the year we get fit and look IT! we need to also make sure to stay sane and prioritize our mental health. Mental health was part and parcel of all things taboo and as the world evolves, people are more accepting and understanding. Read, write, do things that make you smile. Our days are numbered, so let’s make it count.


Amra Yooseph

Amra is a full time sustainability auditor who makes time to follow her passion in journalism as a part time writer and presenter. Something she loves doing is meeting people and learning what their outlook on a given situation is. She also happens to be a big foodie and is always down for a good meal.

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