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.
If you’re like most Virgos, you’re already health-conscious, not to mention organized. Your best approach toward wellness will put those personality traits to good use. For example, planning your weekly meals will enable you to be efficient in your grocery shopping and cooking. As soon as you bring home healthy snack items like grapes, carrots and celery sticks, separate them into individual servings that you can bring with you to the office, the gym and anyplace else you go. Joining a class at the gym can be a great way not only to increase your fitness, but also to meet like-minded people who are focused on improving their own health; being a member of a community can be a powerful motivator in sticking to your plan and pursuing your goals. Most of all, whichever physical activity you enjoy most, maintain a regular schedule of practicing it at least three times per week. Sticking to a regular, predictable routine with meals will also help you create good habits that last a lifetime.