Thursday, January 17, 2013
If your weight loss program has hit a wall, don't give up: Here are six surprising ways to get back on track.
It's Jan. 17, and the numbers on the scale have hardly moved, or worse, they're creeping up. The smoker in your life is still puffing away at Pall Malls and the one with the drinking problem is three sheets to the wind—on a Tuesday. Somewhere deep in the bowels of the earth, road construction season is well underway, but don't despair. There's still time to set things right. 1. It's not you. It's your New Year's Resolution itself. It's true: Most people fail, even if their New Year's Resolution is based on their most earnest and ardent wish. "Usually within the first month about 75 percent have fallen off the wagon," said C. Alan Steed, a psychologist from Allina's Medical Clinic in Eagan. Why? Steed says that in many cases New Year's …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Have you resolved to have a family movie night each week? Take more time for yourself? Share your 2013 resolutions in the comments section below.
I make new resolutions every year. There's something about Jan. 1 that makes me want to start some things fresh. And usually I'm able to stick to about half of them—like giving up watermelon for the month of February or taking a nap once a week. (Wink) Try as I might, I haven't been able to convince myself that a gym is a great place to be three times a week—however, I'll give it another shot in 2013. Patch wants to know what resolutions you've made for the new year. Have you vowed to have a family movie night each week? Take a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park? Make a standing date with your partner? Or maybe you've decided to count to three before yelling at your clumsy nine-year-old for breaking yet another glass dish. Tell …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Studies suggest most of us have difficulty sticking to our resolutions. There are websites available to help us make our resolutions become reality.
As today is the second day of the New Year, has anyone broken any New Year’s resolutions yet? If you have, you apparently aren’t alone. According to a survey cited in the column Healthy Resolutions and How to Keep Them on Yahoo!, 35 percent of Americans break their resolutions before the end of January. After six months, 40 to 45 percent stick with their resolutions, according to a reported cited in New Year's Resolutions That Aren't Losing Weight on Huffington Post. But not to fear. There are plenty of websites and online articles to help motivate us to slick with our goals. To find those sites, enter “how not to break New Year’s resolutions” or “how to keep New Year’s resolutions” into your favorite search engine. For those of us how …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Ready to shed those unwanted extra pounds or work your cardio for a healthier you? Patch will show you how.
Every year, starting on Jan. 2, people rush to the gym with only half-hearted intentions of getting in shape. Most of us have a vision in our head about how we will soon look like a supermodel or have the muscular tone of a professional athlete, but forget that there's more to it than just having the right clothes or athletic shoes. According to Adam Yahn, a certified physical fitness trainer at the Anytime Fitness in Apple Valley, there are three keys to successfully changing the old you into the new you — physically. "Number one: Commitment to becoming physically fit starts before you first step into a gym. You have to really want to work at it if your going to be successful. Number two: Make sure that you receive proper nutrition …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Area residents went on video to talk about their hopes, goals and wishes for 2011.
Lose weight. Learn Spanish. Fight for justice in the world. Those are just a few of the New Year's Resolutions area residents made for 2011. To hear more, check out our video.