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.
Passionate Leo needs to feel fired-up about any new diet or exercise regimen you undertake. Without that spark of interest and excitement, it won’t last long, and definitely won’t become part of your lifestyle. With that in mind, focus on foods and physical activities that will appeal to your sense of style and flair for drama. Instead of a humdrum gym membership, try salsa or tango lessons, or join a rock-climbing or hiking group. You’re sure to enjoy the fast-paced sensuality of dancing and the fantastic vistas that can only be seen from the top of a cliff or mountain. If you’re as social as most Lions are, you probably adore dinner parties and going out to eat with friends. To get your diet under control, focus on dishes featuring bold flavors that are naturally low-calorie, such as lime juice or fresh salsa. Remember, it’s okay to indulge from time to time in a treat — especially one that has health benefits, such as a bit of dark chocolate or red wine.