New Year's Resolutions: How To Make Your Healthy Goals Stick
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Some of the most popular New Year's resolutions are about getting fit, losing weight and eating an all-around healthier diet. But lofty goals such as these are often easier said than done.
As many as 100 million Americans make New Year's resolutions, CNN reports. Somewhere between 40 and 45 percent of those people stick to their resolutions six months later, John Norcross, Ph.D., a psychology professor at the University of Scranton who has researched New Years resolution outcomes, told NPR.
Here at Healthy Living, we want you to succeed in making healthier choices, but we know it's not easy. Most important of all: Be realistic. "When you make a resolution, it should be achievable and sustainable," says Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., C.D.N, author of Nutrition At Your Fingertips. "The more specific the resolution the better."
That's why we've examined some common healthy resolutions and consulted the experts on how to make them fail-proof. You'll be able to stick to these 365 days a year.