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NEWSLETTER The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Before you make that New Year’s Resolution...

1. Make your resolutions very small and measurable. For example, world peace is not a great resolution. Very big idea and very hard to measure. However, doing 10 pushups every day is a great resolution. Why? Because it’s small, it’s something that won’t overwhelm you. It’s also very measurable. Did I do 10 today? Yes or no. It’s simple. 2. You can update your resolution as you go. Better yet you can let it grow. So you’ve done 10 pushups every day for a month. Now it’s easy and you’ve got the routine down. Time to update the resolution to 10 pushups a day followed by 10 flights of stairs. Can you see how this resolution has a better chance of actually working as opposed to making a resolution to “start exercising,” or “being more healthy.” I hope you put this to work because it really works if you do it this way. Don’t let past failures stop you from continuing to try - just try differently. Good luck and Happy New Year!

The holidays have come and gone, and January brings that feeling of starting over, turning a page or a new leaf. I’m not quite sure if that’s because it’s the beginning of a new year or if it’s because we get this overwhelming sense of guilt from eating our faces off and just generally being unhealthy during the holidays that we think it’s time to make a change. In any case, if you’re thinking about making a resolution or if you have already made one I have a few pieces of advice for you (don’t worry, it’s not illegal to change your resolution in the middle of it - and I won’t tell anyone anyway). First I’d like to share some of our resolutions from the office: • “Live a healthier lifestyle” • “Lose weight” • “Not sweat the small stuff anymore”

• “Do 10 pushups every morning” • “Spend more time with my family”

These are pretty standard resolutions and maybe some of these are yours as well. If you’re interested in making a resolution but haven’t figured it out or if you’re not sure you picked the right one let me give you two simple tips that can really help.

INSIDE : • How To Approach A New Year’s Resolution • Getting to the Bottom of Back Pain

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