By June 2013, I will:
--Back squat 405 pounds
--Dead lift 500 pounds
--Shoulder press 200 pounds
--Squat clean 275 pounds
--Run sub-seven-minute mile
-- Chris Powell, author of Choose To Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution, and trainer on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition"
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This year I want to brush up on my piano skills. One of my favorite pastimes is singing carols with my family on Christmas Eve, so I'm going to make the time to practice the piano throughout the year to become proficient and surprise my family next Christmas.
-- Host, The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz, author of You Being Beautiful
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Meditate daily (if only for five minutes) whether I am traveling or at home. And to continue to follow my intuition across all aspects of my life: business, personal and family.
-- Tara Stiles, author of Yoga Cures: Simple Routines To Conquer More Than 50 Common Ailments And Live Pain-Free
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My New Year's resolution is to add more veggies and fruits twice a day to get an array of antioxidants into my body more consistently.
-- Tracey Mallett, creator of Tracey Mallett's FuseDance Cardio Melt
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Focus on healthy travel for myself and others. This can be a real problem for those of us who leave our routines at home, but want to maintain our exercise and healthy eating choices while on the road. I will be devoting much more time to sharing research and tips via social media to help us all stay healthy and fit while we travel.
-- Cheryl Forberg, R.D., author of Flavor First: Cut Calories And Boost Flavor With 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes, and the nutritionist for NBC's "The Biggest Loser"
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Become more creative with spices and seasonings in the kitchen -- bring on the curries, stir fries and marinades!
Try out new exercise classes and sports -- and get my kids to tag along with me!
And master a healthy version of peanut M&Ms! (Long shot, I know, but I’m very determined and resourceful).
-- Joy Bauer, author of Joy Bauer's Food Cures: Eat Right To Get Healthier, Look Younger, And Add Years To Your Life
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Beam and be on your own team.
In this coming year I will continue to take good care of me for all the world to see.
I will be able to cope because I have hope.
I will always remind myself that overeating is defeating.
I will tell myself to not rust but to lust for health.
And I will remember to tone what I own
And sweat 'til I'm wet.
And everyone has to know-
You don't get a choice on how you are going to die,
But you do get a choice on how you are going to live.
-- Richard Simmons, creator of Richard Simmons: Boogie Down The Pounds
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I tend to think of "New Year's resolutions" as "New Year's intentions" and they usually have to do with cultivating a more peaceful inner life; I often bring in the new year with a meditation (that is, quite honestly, if I don't fall asleep by midnight, which is more often the case.)
More faith, less fear
More mindfulness, less busyness
More compassion, less judgment
More allowing, less forcing
More calm, less chaos
More stillness, less distraction
More peace, less discord
More forgiveness, less resentment
More trust, less doubt
More caring, less apathy
More hope, less despair
More love, more fun, more joy
-- HuffPost Wellness Editor, Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, author of The Detox Solution: The Missing Link To Radiant Health, Abundant Energy, Ideal Weight, And Peace Of Mind
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Eat more real food, less food-like substances. More health care, less disease care.
-- Frank Lipman M.D., author of Revive: Stop Feeling Spent And Start Living Again
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My New Year's health resolution is to keep doing what I'm doing -- good sleep, daily exercise, daily meditation.
-- Deepak Chopra, author of God: A Story Of Revelation
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I resolve to cook a little more at home. I will keep my pantry and fridge stocked so I don't suddenly find myself famished with nothing healthy to eat. I'll freeze lots of leftovers so I can easily reheat them at a moment's notice. I know with this I'll eat out less, enjoy more nutritious food, and save money!
-- Kathy Freston, author of Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change The World
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Ten minutes of yoga every morning, to get my blood pumping and my body limber and aligned. Ten minutes of cleaning every morning, to get my home in order and bring my day into balance. One raw meal or snack every day, which will basically mean one major salad dish or juice to flood my body with alkalizing minerals, nutrients and enzymes.
-- Daphne Oz, author of The Dorm Room Diet: The 8-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works
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Love more, fear less. Float more, steer less.
Show up. Be present. Tell the truth without blame or judgement. Be open to the outcome.
Spend five minutes every day in awareness of the nature of mind.
Practice loving kindness and compassion in every act and every word.
-- Mark Hyman, M.D., author of The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program For Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, And Feeling Great Now!
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Stop fixating on the details of diet and health at the expense of losing sight of the big picture, namely, to eat whole plant-based foods while using little or no added fat, salt, sugar. Remember, taste preferences will change.
-- T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., author of Whole: Rethiking The Science Of Nutrition in 2013
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First off, I decided to stop favoring my stronger, more stable left leg. I favor it too much, and I know this creates an imbalance that prevents me from performing better athletically. Looks like I'll be putting the right foot forward in 2013. Second, I've been just okay at handstands and it's time to step it upside-down. I've decided to get inverted six times a day until I can hold a clean handstand for one minute. The plan is to hold three handstands in the morning for as long as I can and three at night.
-- Tony Horton, author of Bring It!: The Revolutionary Fitness Plan For All Levels That Burns Fat, Builds Muscle, And Shred Inches
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The relatively painless act of keeping a regular schedule. That’s right: just try to maintain a predictable schedule on a daily basis. This entails the following:
--Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, weekends included.
--Eating at roughly the same times throughout the day, snacks included.
--Taking any prescribed medications at the same time every day.
--Exercising (if you do) at roughly the same time every day.
As a doctor, of course I'd love for you to change your habits for the better and reduce your risks for illness. We all know the benefits of exercise and the bane of smoking. We all know that eating fast food won't fix the fat around our waistlines. But I'm also a realist, which is why I suggest you work your way to a new you just by making a single initial goal of keeping a regular schedule. Simple as that. Watch -- and feel -- what happens.
-- David Agus M.D., author of The End of Illness
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My resolution for the new year is to do a better job of making recreation a priority. Partly, this is selfish and partly it's not. Some recreation is really for me. I love riding and pledge to make time in the saddle a priority in the new year. Nothing is better for my mental health! But I also pledge to be more conscious of recreational "down time" with my wife and kids -- all too easily neglected for the sake of ambition.
-- David Katz M.D., author of Epidemiology, Biostatistics And Preventive Medicine
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Dedicate some time each night for meditation and relaxation. While I try to do this when I can, this year I want to make this a priority in my life.
-- Michael Breus, Ph.D., author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep
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I'll be focusing on undoing the damage of sitting. Sitting is death. I was on book deadline for 2012 and it caused all sorts of hip and back issues, which led to other issues. I'll be getting a proper standing (or treadmill) desk, using foam rollers, doing more squats in workouts, and getting outside as much as possible. Humans aren't designed to sit 24/7. Life in captivity isn't much of a life at all, so 2013 will be my year of movement.
-- Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Body and The Four Hour Chef
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My resolution for the new year is to spread the word on the importance of taking vitamin D every day, and to help the world understand that Integrative Medicine can improve their health and well-being. I want to move our disease-care system to a true Health-Care System.
-- Soram Khalsa, M.D., author of The Vitamin D Revolution: How the Power Of This Amazing Vitamin Can Change Your Life
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