2016 – Knock knock…
With 2016 knocking on the door – it’s that time again when we think about ringing in the changes, turning over a new leaf, cutting back and slimming down.
The New Year signals a fresh start and a clean page to start thinking about resolutions.
Let’s face it, many New Year’s resolutions do well to make it to January 2 – and you are onto a real winner if you manage to limp grumpily into February after denying yourself treats or putting your body through agony at the gym.
Top three resolutions
At the start of 2015 – research showed that the top three resolutions were (not surprisingly)
- Get fitter and healthier (63 per cent)
- Drink less alcohol (57 per cent)
- Lose weight (34 per cent)
Tips to keep us on track
And while only one in 10 of us will achieve our goal, there are some simple tips to keep us on track.
Staying focused and not setting your expectations too high may help you achieve that all important end result.
And the Jellyatrics are no exception when it comes to making a New Year’s resolution.
While they may not be planning to reduce their mobile data usage, vow to stop embarrassing themselves in the office or limit their gaming time of the PS4 – they have their own goals for the next 12 months.
How are the Jellyatrics welcoming the new year
Pearl is setting her sights on knitting something spectacular – maybe a replica of the Blackpool Tower or the Taj Mahal … and perhaps getting her efforts into the record books, like this achievement for the world’s largest knitted tea cosy.
Benny is keeping it real (and out of trouble) by making sure he doesn’t get into bother by gallivanting somewhere he shouldn’t. However, he is quite happy to explore new places to travel to (and new songs to sing on the karaoke).
The real test of sticking to a New Year’s resolution is for Mr Miser – who is planning to support a charity this year, perhaps one like The Silver Line which supports older people and deals with the issue of loneliness. Miser may be mean, but he is lucky to have the rest of the Jellyatrics around him.
Pimping up her Zimmer frame was a first thought for Frau, but she is now considering becoming a tad more active by taking up a chair yoga class.
Meanwhile, Bill Bird is quite at home with his binoculars and garden gnomes – although if he thinks long and hard he might try to spend a bit more time reading (about his feathered friends of course) and less time curtain twitching.
We don’t like to get serious too often, but we will on this occasion to say that – if you are of a certain age, or know someone who is – then staying fit and healthy, and keeping your mind and body active can certainly enhance your quality of life.
The NHS has some fantastic tips and advice, whatever your age to help you live well.
What are your resolutions for 2016?
Here are a few ideas – but if you have any great ones of your own, be sure to let us know and we’ll send you some Jellyatrics (for when you are being good, obviously!)
Happy New Year everyone!