As everyone knows, losing weight is one of the top New Year's resolutions.  You've probably made it once or twice yourself, and we commend you for accomplishing such an ambitious goal.  And if you didn't follow through, don't worry -- the majority of your fellow resolutioners didn't either.

DEFINITION of 'resolution': "the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.; the act of resolving something; an answer or solution to something."

It's 'solution,' meaning you are solving a problem, with the prefix 're,' which usually means again.  As we strive to solve a problem again and again and again, they tend to become empty promises to ourselves.

The good news is that losing weight isn't the only path to well-being in 2014.  Good health happens when the physical, emotional and social or environmental parts of our lives are in balance.  When people resolve to 'lose weight,' they are actually saying, 'I want to feel and look better.'

For 2014, we challenge you to make new kinds of New Year's resolution.  Experts have recommended the following and their suggestions may surprise you.

Pick one, or several, from the list below. Then make a deal with yourself: This year, "lose weight" isn't going to be your main goal, just a nice side benefit to being happy and healthy.

Get some fresh air.

Step away from the screen.

Sleep more.

Add something healthy to your diet.

Stop multitasking and be more mindful.

Take time to breathe.

Try something new.

Be better - have good habits.

Choose a theme to help you stay on track!

Read the full article at CNN and see how these resolutions will resolve your unsolved ones!


Donna Aiton

Donna Aiton

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