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New Year’s Resolutions
Although the Mavericks won both games against Colorado School of The holiday season may be the hap-happiest season of all, but it can also be the most stressful time of the year. Not only that, but it’s easy to overindulge in food and drink at holiday parties. It’s no wonder that by the time the new year comes around, many people make resolutions designed to undo the havoc we wreak on ourselves in December.


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New Year’s Resolutions

Although the Mavericks won both games against Colorado School of The holiday season may be the hap-happiest season of all, but it can also be the most stressful time of the year. Not only that, but it’s easy to overindulge in food and drink at holiday parties. It’s no wonder that by the time the new year comes around, many people make resolutions designed to undo the havoc we wreak on ourselves in December.

The trouble with New Year’s Resolutions is that they’re hard to stick with. According to Health magazine, approximately one-third of American adults resolves to better their health in some way each January. A 2002 study found that 75 percent of people keep their resolutions for at least a week. That number dwindles to 46 percent six months later. If your New Year’s Resolutions include a commitment to a healthful lifestyle, the easiest way to keep your eye on the prize is to make small changes over time.

According to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 38 percent of Americans resolve to lose weight. The idea of waking up early and going to the gym every morning is enough to crumble the mightiest willpower. One simple and less intimidating step towards achieving your weightloss goal is to reduce the size of your dishes. Smaller plates mean smaller portions, which in turn mean a smaller pants size. Hamilton Recreation Center’s registered dietician can also help you watch your eating habits and maintain a healthy weight.

Perhaps your resolution is to quit smoking. Spending some time in Hamilton’s gym can help. Exercise combats the weight gain that often comes along with quitting. It also improves your mood and energy levels, reducing the stress of leaving cigarettes behind.

The University of Scranton found that spending less and saving more money was one of the top 10 most popular resolutions in 2012.

Whether you hope to better your personal life or improve your health in 2014, Hamilton Rec Center can help you meet your goals. For more information about CMU’s dietician or personal trainers, visit
coloradomesa.edu/reccenter/index.html. •

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