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When it comes to choosing a new year’s resolution that will improve your health, the options can be overwhelming. Should you focus on fitness or vow to lose weight? Should you drink more water or banish soda from the house? With so many ways to approach the same goal, you may be stuck wondering which one is best for you.

It’s common to create health-related resolutions for the new year, only to quickly fall off track by the end of the month. And much of the time that is due to embarking on the wrong goal (one that's too broad or drastic, which makes it unrealistic).

2020 has been a long, draining year. It’s time to make our health a priority in 2021, and focusing your efforts on the most effective goal is the first step. So how do you make sure you choose the right path? We pitted popular health goals against each other to help you choose the one most worth pursuing.