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Resolutions work
Posted 1/2/2013 7:53:00 AM

I know, I know. Why do we keep making the same resolutions over and over again, year after year, if they're supposed to work. Well, according to statistics, people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times(!) more likely to achieve their goals than those who don't explicity make resolutions.

After years of not making resolutions - my argument has been that I should try every day to achieve my goals, not just wait for the new year - I can now see why it makes sense to have specific goals with a clear start date.

The 'Statistic Brain' website also lists the most common resolutions people make. Any guess what tops the list? Yep, Losing weight.

Throughout the month we'll have tips for keeping your resolutions, and we start today with weight loss. But we're not even going to discuss food yet. Today's tips are about small lifestyle changes you can make, ...

AUTHOR: Ellen Jaffe
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