A lot of resolutions are made at the beginning of the New year with health resolutions the most popular.
If you are haven’t yet decided on a resolution you may wish to make a health one; this blog post will get you started.
If you have already decided on a health resolution it can help you set realistic goals and give you a good start.
Lets start with the reasons for making these resolutions, health resolutions could be made for many good reasons.
Good reasons to do so are:
- To promote health and prevent non-communicable diseases(NCD’s).
- To improve health status after an illness.
- To manage an existing disease
NCD’s are diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), diabetes and asthma.
Where can one start so that these resolutions can last all year round?
Whatever your reason or your resolution a good place to start is by taking a look at the risk factors present. Plan to reduce or eliminate avoidable health risk factors that make us sick and cause us to develop these diseases.
These are avoidable risk factors, the cause of many diseases; they hang around and prevent us from making good recovery from an illness.
- Unhealthy Eating
- Too little physical activity
- Too little sleep
Plan to reduce or eliminate at least one of them from your lifestyle.
Here are the facts from the World Health Organization( WHO) on non-communicable diseases. Knowing about them could help with setting good health New Year resolutions.
This consumer health education program teaches people how to start and become expert in managing their own health.
The general health program prepares people to remove health risk factors, it also allows the individual to develop a personalized health care toolkit.
The weight loss program is designed for overweight/obese people, this program allows the person to develop a weight loss plan for him/herself.
Both programs are most affordable, anyone can afford to participate. To set and keep health resolutions they are good places to start.
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