Smart Health: Resolutions can start anytime; let go of old habits to get fit and healthy and lose weight

By Kristen Mees St. Elizabeth Healthcare It’s that time of year again. January is coming, and you are ready to push the reset button and stop all of your bad habits. For the past few years, the No. 1 and No. 2 New Year’s resolutions have been to get fit and healthy and lose weight, but only 8 percent of people felt they kept those resolutions. Rachel Wagner, MS, LD, a registered dietitian at St....

Good Eats: Make feeding your body right
a priority, then the rest will fall into place

By Rachel Crabtree KyForward columnist   Time for New Year’s resolutions again… or have we all just given up?   It seems as if the majority of resolutions or goals we set at this particular time of year pertain in some way to our diet – or more specifically, losing weight. And yet every year we’re here on Jan. 1 doing it all over again. So how can we lose weight successfully this...

Gena Bigler: Setting realistic goals, starving the inner critic make it easier to find success

We see the New Year as a new beginning, a time to make a fresh start. About 48 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution. We join health clubs, commit to dieting and set financial goals.   But by mid-February, we are driving past the gym enjoying a pastry and a $7 coffee. Backsliding is a normal part of change. Most of us fall off the wagon on our way to permanent change.   There...

Mark Rucker on Getting Fit: Resolutions not needed; just commit to making small changes

Each year it seems that we all go through the same routine. As we approach the end of the year, we reflect back on all of things that happened throughout the year and we resolve to move bravely into the new year, armed with a desire to change the things that we didn’t like about the last year. New Year’s resolutions are a tradition for many, something that I myself used to do year after year. Well,...

Savvy Money: Tips to help you resolve to set – and meet – financial goals this year

By Christina Harrison and Judy Howell KyForward columnists   Let’s talk about resolutions – everyone will be, so we might as well join the crowd!   Most of us fall into one of two camps – we are resolute about resolutions or we avoid them altogether.   We admit to having fallen into the latter camp over the last couple of years. Why? Because we hate February. That is when all...