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The importance of the elderly making New Year resolutions

New year, new me. Sound familiar? A lot of young people will wake up on 1 January with their New Year Resolutions ready to go. I think the most common New Years resolution must be to exercise more and to be healthier! Either way it gives them something to focus on and a drive for the year.

As you get older, New Year Resolutions are just as important and can actually have a positive impact on your overall health. They might be a bit more serious than the ones you set when you were younger as your priorities change but by setting yourself goals to achieve they can help give you clarity and peace of mind. Studies have shown that people who view life with a sense of purpose are two to four times less likely to develop Alzheimers. (Cirillo, 2018)

Just writing down your thoughts and desires can play a big part on your outlook in life and it is a way to enter the year with an upbeat and positive attitude. 

So what kinds of New Year Resolutions can the older generation make to help them through 2020?

Try setting resolutions with loves ones so you can work towards them together.


Cirillo, A. (2018). The Importance of New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults. [online] Available at: [Accessed 9 Dec. 2019].

GOV.UK. (2019). Falls: applying All Our Health. [online] Available at: [Accessed 9 Dec. 2019].