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Healthy Resolutions for the New Year

Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later, a 2002 study found.  This year, pick one of the following worthy resolutions, and stick with it. Lose weight - The fact that this is perennially among the most popular resolutions suggests just how difficult it is to commit to. But you can succeed if you don’t expect overnight success. Also, plan for bumps in the road. Use a food journal to keep track of what you eat and have a support system in place. Stay in t...

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Simplify the Holidays

Here are some helpful tips to help you simplify the holidays. Start early – If you space out your shopping, planning and prep in smaller doses throughout the holiday season, you'll be significantly calmer come Christmas Eve. Don’t do it all at once, do a little every day...starting after Thanksgiving. It's much easier to enjoy giving when we give thanks for what we've been given first. Write it down – Be realistic, there are so very many things going on this time of year, you cannot keep it all straight in your head at once. Trying to do so is only going to result in forgetting things, which equals major stress. Jot items down. Keep a calendar, keep a list and strive to keep yourself organized. You’ll stay ...

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