6 Tips to Help You Stick to Your New Years Resolution

January 1st, "New Year New You".... "This is the year I will/wont"..... (fill in the blank). Sound familiar? Each year approximately 50% of the population make New Years resolutions. Some of the most popular include: - Losing weight - Going to the gym - Quitting smoking - Improving money management - Finding love - Getting a new job Researchers have looked at success rates of peoples' resolutions: the first two weeks usually go smoothly, but by February, people are backsliding and by the following December, most people are back where they started, often even further behind. Why do so many people not keep their resolutions? Often times, resolutions are significantly unrealistic. They may

S.A.D. Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD affects many Americans causing them depressive symptoms during a specific time of the year, most commonly winter. While we are still not 100% certain how it works, however it's clear that SAD thrives in cooler darker places. In the United States, SAD prevalence ranges from 1% of the population in Florida to over 9% in many northern states.. Some common symptoms of SAD include: - low mood for most of the day - loss of interest in usual activities - lethargy or chronic fatigue - irregular sleep patterns - irritability and mood swings - increase in appetite specifically carbs and comfort foods While we can't all pack up and move to Hawaii, we can use tools a

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