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.
Hardworking Capricorn is always seeking improvement. When it comes to wellness, your strengths to capitalize on include your work ethic, your competitive nature and your drive to be the best. Joining a running club or a soccer or basketball team will push you to succeed as you measure your progress against other people’s. You might also enjoy keeping stats of your progress in a journal or computer file — your fastest mile or farthest distance run, for example, or most baskets or goals scored in a game. Since you thrive on routine, make healthy eating easier by setting a few simple ground rules. These might include not bringing junk food into the house, eating out only once a week, or mapping out your weekly meals every weekend, so you can shop for exactly what you need and have healthful snacks on hand all week long.