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What's the most important New Year's resolution to make for my health?

Jan 1, 2014

Bruce Kelly
FT Media

"The key to getting the results you want is consistency. If you walk every day for 30 minutes, strength train two or three days weekly, focus on eating protein and vegetables, and weigh yourself on the same scale at the same time every day, you will succeed. This is Mike Boyle's formula; it's simple but not easy."

Sue Teoli
FT New Canaan

"Resolutions seem so ominous to a lot of people. I think they should be simple like exercising portion control and just being active. People can start by using smaller plates for portion control and setting a goal each day to be active. I'm not talking about running a marathon, just something simple that would be extra in someone's life such as walking more or watching less TV."

Stacy Adams
FT Central Georgetown

"The most important New Year's resolution to make for your health is making a life-long commitment to taking care of your health rather than looking for a short-term fix.  Make the pledge to yourself to take one step a day towards healthier habits, rather than trying to overhaul your entire life at the drop of the New Year's ball.

"Set up small, attainable goals that you can achieve progressively. Hold yourself accountable to your resolution by writing these goals down and designating someone as your accountability partner.  Whether this is your spouse, child, friend or personal trainer make sure this person knows what your goals are and checks in with you to make sure you're staying on track."

Billy Pratt
FT Avon

"My health is my wealth and this year I make living well my number one priority!”

Dr. Janet Brill
FT Nutritionist

"Take an inventory of your top three personal health needs/goals then make an action plan for the New Year to attain them. Perhaps it is your weight, your cholesterol or your fitness level.  All of these health areas can be improved by creating S.M.A.R.T. goals, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely."


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