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.
Scorpio is all about power and intensity, so you’ll be at your best when you incorporate those elements in your approach to wellness. Try intense workouts that emphasize strength and control, such as boxing, running, martial arts, ballet or Pilates. Just watch out for your tendency to become a bit obsessive about a certain activity — you do well with routine and you have excellent endurance, which could push you to overdo it, so be sure to schedule in at least one or two rest days a week. The same goes for your diet: Utilize your excellent capacity for self-control, but try not to take it too far. Since you enjoy strong flavors, try recipes involving spices and other dynamic flavors to engage your tastebuds while still preserving your waistline. For you, the payoff for all your hard work may come when others start to notice that you’re dropping weight and looking strong and energetic. You’ll love giving them advice about how they can get healthy, too.