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Make Your Resolutions Stick: 3 Resolutions to Keep and 3 to Ditch in 2014

Make Your Resolutions Stick: 3 Resolutions to Keep and 3 to Ditch in 2014

Use these tips to get healthier this year.

An estimated 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions. And about a third of these resolutions pertain to weight, diet and health. But how long do resolutions really last? One week? One month? Maybe even two months? We all go in with good intentions to stick to our goals—so why do we often give up on our resolutions so quickly?

Maybe it has less to do with willpower and more to do with what we’re resolving to do. If you’re attempting to completely overhaul your entire lifestyle, it might prove harder to stick with than if you’re vowing to change small habits that can have lasting effects. This year, make resolutions you can stick to and ditch those that are unattainable. Resolutions that focus on lasting and sustainable small changes rather then quick—and often unreasonable—transformations might be your key to success. Based on research, here are our 3 resolutions to make and 3 resolutions to ditch.

—Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D.

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