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.
Deeply emotional Cancer is prone to emotional eating — indulging in comfort foods when you’re feeling sad or, conversely, when you want to nurture your loved ones. Therefore, a large part of wellness for you has to do with getting on track with your diet. This may mean shifting your long-term, deep-rooted associations between food and comfort or family, which can be very difficult to do. Seek out recipes that are high on flavor and nutrients but low on fat and calories, and enlist your family members or roommates in the cause, so they can support you in your healthy-eating efforts. You can also make physical exercise a family affair. Hit the track or the baseball diamond with your kids, join a softball team with your coworkers, or attend gym classes with your best friend. And be sure to push yourself, even when you aren’t feeling up to it. Exercise is very effective at regulating and elevating mood. The more active you are, the better you’re sure to feel!