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Keep New Year’s Resolutions with Realistic Goals

By Lindsay Street

Berkeley County resident Cathy Cole looks like the picture of perfect health. Slender with a vibrant smile she easily hides two significant risk factors for chronic disease: stress and a sedentary lifestyle. To turn these risk factors into motivation for a healthier lifestyle, Cole, who’s in her mid-50s, started taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle as part of her New Year’s resolution. Read more

3 Ways You Can Meet Money and Fitness Goals

By LearnVest

Have you noticed how crowded your gym suddenly is this week? Or that all those coworkers who gorged on holiday cookies at the end of December are now munching on salad?

That’s because it’s New Year’s resolution crunch time and getting in shape is one of the most popular goals Americans set every January 1. Read more

Gratitude Is Part of Achieving Your Goals and Dreams

By Blair Singer

I am a big believer that an attitude of gratitude goes a long way in helping you realize your hopes and dreams, and enjoy your life’s journey along the way. Gratitude helps you fully enjoy the experience of attaining that which you desire. By being grateful for that which you have, you pause to reflect on the happiness, joy, love, peace and other positive things that what you are grateful for bring to your life. This allows you to be present for your own happiness, instead of letting challenges and unimportant distractions steal your experience of these positive things away from you. Read more

Why Is Goal Setting So Important For Your Well-Being?

By Linda Stollings

A New Year’s resolution according to Wikipedia, is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice for someone. Read more

How To Trick Your Brain Into Accomplishing New Year’s Goals

By Jenny Katz

It’s the first week of January, and some people have already given up on New Year’s resolutions they made just before midnight on the 31st. Setting goals, no matter how small, is an important part of living a fulfilled and productive life. Those who set goals are more successful, whether that’s earning a promotion or getting a six pack. However, there’s a lot more going on than just thinking and doing. Read more

How to Set and Achieve Goals When You’re Chronically Ill

By Kim Penix

love the last week of the year. It’s a week that always fills me with hope and anticipation of the new year to come.  The stress of the holidays is over and my body can rest and recuperate for the coming new year.

This is also the time that people tend to set their goals for the coming year. (Have I ever mentioned how I’m a type-A person stuck in a chronically ill body? Oh, the torture!)

Goal-setting for someone with a chronic illness can seem like a waste of time. How are we ever supposed to succeed at a goal when our body is trying to shut us down?

I’ve learned a few things over the years I’ve been ill and one is that it is possible to set and achieve goals. You just have to go about it differently than most.

Here are the nine things I think are important when setting goals: Read more

It’s Time to Plan for the New Year

By Buffini and Company

The new year is right around the corner. While you may be busy closing deals and putting those finishing touches on your annual holiday party for your clients, it’s crucial to set aside a day or two to assess your wins and challenges in 2016, think about what you want to achieve in 2017, and craft a plan to achieve those goals. Follow these steps to plan a successful 2017. Read more

6 Ways to Make Weight-Loss Stick

By Katina Granger

Weight loss is hard. After working so diligently to lose the pounds on a restrictive diet, the majority of people gain them right back and often gain more than they lost. What kind of diet guarantees weight loss for life? Read more

Want Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick? Implement Immediate Rewards as You Pursue That Long-Term Goal

by Newswise

New study finds that immediately rewarding oneself is key to adhering to long-term goals.

If you are one of the many vowing to exercise regularly and lose weight in the New Year, consider your approach before mindlessly jumping on the treadmill. Read more

Reflections on 2016 and Planning for 2017

By Christopher Burton, M.D.

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write my last batch of articles for the year. December has officially arrived. This article is going to be different than most, though. This week I’m not going to be throwing out a bunch of sage advice. What I am going to do is ask questions. Specifically, I’m going to give you questions that you can ask yourself as you reflect back on 2016 and prepare for 2017. Read more

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