Whether you’re setting a resolution for the new year or simply realizing that it’s time to take charge of your health, there is no time like the present to launch a new and improved diet and fitness regimen. But mere willpower isn’t enough. Some say a failure to plan is tantamount to planning to fail — but you won’t make that mistake. Set yourself up for success by gathering the information you need before you embark on your journey toward wellness. What’s one great place to begin? With the Zodiac — specifically, your own Sun sign. Read on to gain insight into your astrological strengths to harness, pitfalls for your sign to avoid, and the very best ways to get your health on track.
When it comes to getting healthy, dynamic Aries should capitalize on your boundless energy and your competitive nature. Try fast-paced exercises such as running, boxing or kickboxing, or team sports. Whichever exercise you choose, be sure to switch it up often enough to keep your interest piqued. Circuit training is also perfect for you, since fast-paced changes are built right into the routine. As for diet, try a weight-loss program based on setting incremental goals, so you know exactly what you’re working toward. You might also enjoy starting a diet pool among your friends or coworkers, since going head to head with other people stimulates your drive to win. Finally, when it comes to both meals and physical activity, find ways to keep it interesting. Follow-through isn’t exactly your strong point, after all; too much of a routine can lead to burning out before you’ve hit your goals and made wellness a lifelong habit.