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It’s that time of year again: New Year’s Resolution time. Did you make any this year? Are you one of the countless people to have joined a gym? Have you signed up for a special meal delivery plan? Or a fad diet? If you did, you aren’t alone. Approximately 21% of people resolved to lose weight or to eat healthier in 2017. Here’s the problem: drastic changes often don’t work. Radical workout goals or diet plans are too difficult to maintain to be successful for most people. That’s why gyms make money—they bank on people joining on January 1 and then never setting foot inside the place again after February.
But you don’t have to be a statistic this year. There are tangible, realistic steps that you can take to become a better you. The key is to avoid doing anything drastic. Making minor tweaks to your lifestyle will result in real change. So instead of juicing for two weeks or eating no carbs or going jogging at 5 a.m. every morning (all of which will most likely result in you reverting back to your old, bad habits tenfold), here are some ideas that you can incorporate into your life that you will want to continue to do once the excitement of the new year is replaced by the dreary, cold winter.
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