Starting the New Year Off Right

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Starting the New Year Off Right

TomatoeVia Blue Shield of California, HUFFPOST, New York Times, Time Magazine

About 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution each year, but according to a study from the University of Scranton only about 8% of those people achieve those resolutions. While those aren’t the best odds, setting a New Year’s resolution can be a great place to start your journey towards healthier-living. It’s important to take some time before you set your resolution to think about what’s achievable for you, how you will stay on track in 2013 and how new habits are formed. To help you succeed in the New Year, we’ve compiled some of the most recent advice for meeting your resolutions in 2013. Best wishes, and remember we are here if you need us!

Starting the New Year off Right

“From Blue Shield of California. Featuring Charles J. Renner, MD, Hill Physicians Medical Group. From our award-winning Good to Know TV health series.”

This short video walks you through tips for forming habits — it takes 21 days for something to become a habit —  that will help you be successful in improving your health 2013.

Practice Makes Perfect: A New Way To Think About New Year’s Resolutions

“From Time Magazine by Gary Belsky, former editor in chief of ESPN The Magazine and, is a bestselling author and media consultant who lectures on sales psychology, behavioral economics and decision making to businesses and consumer groups around the world.”

This article talks about the success of “practicing or studying” the skills and habits that will make you successful in reaching your goals before actually putting them into practice. This style of goal-setting was detailed in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology that showed women who spent 8-weeks practicing the habits needed to lose weight before actually dieting lost the same amount as women who started dieting right away and had better success keeping the weight-off. Belsky talks about how this style of goal-setting can be applied to many different types of goals.

New Year’s Resolutions: 20 Health Experts Share Their 2013 Promises

“From HuffPost Healthy Living”

Want to know what Dr. Oz’s 2013 resolution is? This article fills you in on what goals health and wellness experts set for themselves in 2013. Flip through to get some ideas for your own resolutions.

Be It Resolved

“From the New York Times by

Some uplifting statistics about setting a New Year’s goal, as well as the new data about the best ways to stay on track.