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January 2012 Newsletter: Tips to Make Your Resolutions Stick
BONUS article: 5 steps to breaking bad habits.
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7 Tips to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Year after year, losing weight is one of the most popular resolutions. And year after year, it's one of the most failed ones. But 2012 can be the year to beat the cycle. Here are links to articles about tried-and-true tips to help you jump-start your new lifestyle--and maintain it.

  1. Learn how much you should eat in one sitting--and how to stop when you're full.
  2. Find creative ways to stay active that you'll enjoy.
  3. Learn how to keep up your motivation to move.
  4. Burn maximum calories while walking or doing chores.
  5. Reduce the calories in your favorite recipes.
  6. Toss more fruits and vegetables into just about anything.
  7. Skip the fad diet pills and tricks that may do more harm than good.



Resolved: to Get More Sleep

Snoozing longer may sound like a lazy resolution, but it's far from it! Getting enough quality sleep is important for good health--both short-term and long-term. Even so, this can be a hard resolution to get started, especially if you have insomnia. Here are tips on how to achieve what can sometimes seem like a lofty goal.


Resolved: to Get Mentally Healthy

Thinking about therapy but not sure about the options? Here are some pros and cons of four popular types--straight from a psychiatrist.



Resolved: to Eat Healthier

There's all sorts of advice about healthy eating. But not all of it's good. Learn the truth about 14 nutrition rumors. Which are fact and which are fiction? Some may surprise you.


















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