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Healthy Resolutions: Ways to Stay on Track

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According to studies, of the 45% of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions, only 8% are successful in achieving their resolution. Whether you’ve already committed to a resolution, or you’re still looking for something to focus your energy on, we’ve compiled a list of healthy and attainable goals to strive for in 2016!

Drink 8 (or so) glasses of water per day

You can adjust this number according to what your body needs. On days where you are more active, more than 8 glasses may be necessary. But on normal days, 8 glasses of water is the recommended amount to keep your body well hydrated!

Set Fruit and Veggie Targets

This set of resolutions can include goals like eating 2 servings of vegetables with every meal, or 4 different types of fruits or vegetables servings in a day. Even trying one new fruit or vegetable per month or striving to achieve the recommended 9 servings of fruit and vegetables each day will have you well on your way to a healthy resolution!

Fit in Some Movement or Stretching Every Day

Even on your busiest days, carve out some time to include movement. Adding a lunchtime walk or a ten-minute yoga stretch before bed is a great way to introduce daily movement into your healthy routine.

Learn a New Type of Exercise, or Achieve a New Fitness Goal

Why not use 2016 to achieve a goal you’ve always dreamed of conquering? From taking up tennis to being able to finish a set of push-ups, the New Year is a great time to look into a new sport and achieve a long-standing personal fitness goal!

Commit to a Small, Incremental Change Each Month

This month, order a side salad in place of fries. Next month, reduce the sugars in your daily coffee. The following month, add on 5 minutes to your 30-minute walk. Choosing small, monthly goals will add to your year of success!

What are your Healthy Resolutions?

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