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With 2016 thankfully in the recent past, it’s now time to focus on making some long overdue changes. That’s right, it’s time to make a start on those new year’s resolutions you made!

Making changes to your lifestyle can be a daunting prospect, so we’ve pulled together a quick guide to help you stay focused and successful.

Keep it small: You may have the best of intentions with your resolutions, but be careful you don’t bite off more than you can chew. For example, stopping smoking is an admirable goal but if you have smoked for many years then quitting without help can be tough. To avoid feeling overwhelmed, you could initially cut down your nicotine consumption before you stop.

Keep track of your goals: Make sure you are constantly reminded of what you are trying to achieve with these resolutions by recording details of them in a diary or use one of the many organisation apps which are available on smartphones. By scheduling your new year’s resolutions, you will be constantly reminded of your mission.

Perseverance: Chances are, your willpower may slip at some point. If this happens, try to draw a line under the mistake and move forward. Everyone makes mistakes so don’t abandon all your progress!

Stock up for ‘17

In order to succeed, you may need some additional supplies. We have compiled a list of the most common new year’s resolutions along with the products which can help you conquer your goals.

Losing weight

Exercising more and eating a healthier, balanced diet are proven to be the the best ways to actively reduce your weight. Subject to approval from our Online Doctor, prescription strength weight loss treatments are available. At our sister company, ChemistDirect.co.uk there are various non-prescription slimming products available which can help you control your calorie intake.

Stop smoking

If you smoke, then you can significantly improve your health by kicking the habit. Due to the chemical dependency caused by nicotine and the habitual nature of smoking, it can be very hard to quit for good. Our Online Doctor service offers consultations to help you stop smoking with prescription-strength treatments available.

Alternatively, you can visit our sister company, ChemistDirect.co.uk to shop for non-prescription stop smoking aids, such as inhalers and nasal sprays, chewing gum and lozenges.

Healthy living

If your diet isn’t varied enough, make sure you’re giving your body all the nutrients it needs by stocking up on vitamins and supplements.