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You have made some resolutions, so here’s how to keep them; what the most popular resolutions are

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News It’s time again to make those New Year’s resolutions. A recent national poll found that some of the most popular resolutions have to do with health: losing weight, exercising more, eating healthier and kicking the smoking habit. These are all admirable goals, and some that many Kentuckians– who lead the nation in poor health, obesity and smoking...

BBB Trends: Check out those dietary supplements to make good decisions about New Year’s resolutions

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau The recurring New Year’s resolutions to eat better, live healthier, and exercise more often will most likely see a resurgence again this year. Most medical professionals encourage a combination of increased activity and careful eating to reach these fitness goals, but the desire of some people to lose weight quickly could lead to unexpected health complications. Wild...

SmartHealthToday: Counting the ways to better yourself? Making list is easy, keeping it is real test

SmartHealthToday Team A new year = a new you, right? Well, maybe … if you actually keep your resolutions this year. Coming up with all the ways you want to better yourself is the easy part. Want to learn the guitar? Quit smoking? Cut out sugar? Lose 20 pounds? Read more non-fiction? It’s easy enough to make a whole list of things like a wish list. But sticking to these resolutions, even after...

Lyn Hacker: New Year’s Resolutions are great … as long as you don’t bite off more than you can chew

Well, we’re coming up on the end of January and it’s time to take a look at how well we’re coming along on our New Year’s resolutions. I make them every year, (although I don’t write them down – too embarrassing later). Which ones are you all keeping, and which ones are proving to be a real pain? The act of making resolutions is perhaps one of the things that helps...

Recycling Resolutions: Almost half of us make the same New Year’s promises year after year

These two New Year’s resolution postcards are from 1915, almost 100 years ago today. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   At the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014, the University of Scranton, by way of the Journal of Clinical Psychology and Statistic Brain, reports that approximately 45 percent of us will make New Year’s resolutions.   Another 17 percent will consider making them,...

Mark Rucker on Getting Fit: How to do what I did and what sparked my journey to change

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about New Year’s Resolutions and the fact that I resolved not to make resolutions. The point that I wanted to make was that sometimes we get so focused on the “big” changes that we’d like to see that we lose sight of the “small” changes that we need to make to get there. I’ve had quite a few people ask me recently about the beginning of my journey and what...

Chef John Foster: With the prospect of a new year comes the prospect of creating new diet

  As we spiral away from Christmas and careen toward New Year’s, I am reminded of the long tradition of making resolutions. I am not a resolution man – too much guilt associated with the annual failure to live up to the promise. I prefer to set goals and plan projects, two methods I find I can quantify as half-done, almost done, completed, etc., and still see some progress, and maybe...