Q: I’d like to get healthier in 2017, any tips on keeping my New Year’s resolution?
A: Less than ten percent of us keep our New Year’s resolutions. Many of us make our resolutions about being healthier and losing weight. The Center for Disease Control reports that almost 35 percent of Americans are obese and another 35 percent of the country is overweight. So, clearly you have chosen a worthwhile resolution. Consider the following tips to help keep you on the right track to kick off 2017:
-Pick a realistic, obtainable and measurable resolution: A resolution should be specific and have an objective way of knowing if you are successful.
-Planning is key: Plan out meals, snacks, and make time for 20-30 minutes of exercise.
-Stick to it: Get past the first week and go day-by-day until your resolution becomes a habit.
-Mark your progress: Track your weight loss and keep logs of your exercise and nutrition.
-Share your goal with family and friends: Support of your loved ones will increase your chances of success.Happy New Year, and may all of your resolutions be a success. Stay healthy, and remember the quote by Melody Beattie, "The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals."
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