NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With a renewed commitment to your health and well-being, you can begin the new year with a sense of rejuvenation.
Plan a "self make-over" for better health, improved fitness, less stress and more time for yourself to reach your goal and achieve significant success in 2008.
"To lose weight, incorporate physical activity into your daily routine and establish a smart diet," said Peggy Fleming, Olympic figure skating champion and HealthSaver spokesperson. "A balance between calories consumed and calories burned will leave you looking and feeling your best."
Learn to help prevent and cope with life's stresses. "Start the new
year on the right foot, and don't let stress be a roadblock for your
fitness goals," said Brad Eggleston, vice president of HealthSaver.
Get a Grip on Stress
-- Nearly half of all Americans say stress has a negative impact on
their lives, according to the American Psychological Association.
Vow today to conquer stressful situations with a renewed ability to
-- Change the way you deal with situations that trigger stress. For
example, if your five o'clock errands leave you feeling overwhelmed,
avoid the late afternoon bustle by tackling errands during your lunch
-- There's no use in being bothered by problems you can't change.
Instead, spend your energy on changes you can make.
-- Accept that adjustments often mean a change in standards. If your
money woes mean no annual beach vacation, embrace vacation as a time
to spend with your family rather than a time to get away.
-- Two-thirds of physician visits are due to stress-related symptoms.
Take hold of your hea
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