You've crafted your New Year's resolutions with care. Now comes the tricky part: translating intention into action — ideally, the ongoing kind. For this, you need more than a wing and a prayer. You need pragmatic support systems and the good sense to put them to work.
Last year, I made a weird resolution. I guess it was typical in one respect - that it was intended to end a bad habit and thereby improve my life. But it was also a little odd in that the resolution only pertained to the conversations in my head. I made no commitment to change any of my outward behaviors.
The good news: The fitter you are, the easier it is to keep your appetite under control. The bad news? We all slip up sometimes. Thankfully, there are strategies you can employ to tame cravings and avoid a downward spiral. Use these tips from Lona Sandon, MEd, RD, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the... Read more »
You can go through all the motions of a fit lifestyle — regular exercise, eating nutritionally — but if your head isn’t in the game and you lack the self-confidence to succeed, you’ll be destined to backslide. To build confidence, Gary Miller, PhD, associate professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest University in... Read more »
We live in polarizing times. It's a period characterized not just by galvanizing issues, but by a great deal of vitriolic rhetoric. Every time we turn on the radio or TV, or even turn around in our homes or offices, we're likely to get an earful of why one person or position is right and another is totally, unredeemably wrong.