Be cautious, friendly and conscientious

Trying to take off the pounds you gained during the holidays?

A new study from the National Institute of Aging, featured in the AARP Magazine, suggests that you should be more cautious, friendlier and more conscientious.

According to this study, impulsive people weigh 22 pounds more than cautious people. If you are antagonistic, you’ll gain 10 more pounds during your lifetime than those who are friendly.  And, the conscientious weigh eight pounds less than the those who aren’t as conscientious.

Of course, it may be difficult to change your character. However, if you are impulsive, plan ahead. Decide what you are going to eat at the beginning of the day or before you go to a party. And, being friendly and more conscientious might be two other good goals.