New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on them.  40-45% of American adults will make a New Year’s resolution.  Among the top are resolutions about losing weight, eating healthier and exercising more.  Unfortunately, less than half of the people who make a resolution will be able to succeed at it.

Consider these resolution tips to help you be successful:

  •  Focus on realistic goals with measurable results:  Break your resolution down into small steps.  Be specific with what you want to accomplish and how you are going to do it.
  •  Don’t keep your resolutions to yourself: Sharing your resolution with a friend, family member or co-worker will help to keep you accountable.
  •  Be patient and don’t give up:  Its okay if you don’t see huge changes right away.  Real change takes time, commitment and encouragement.
  •  Don’t be afraid to ask for help:  Making changes to our diet and lifestyle is not easy.  Seek help from a qualified health professional for reliable and up-to-date information

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