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‘May’ We Talk about Getting Healthier?

By Colleen Doyle, MS, RD


I just heard on the radio the other day that spring is more than halfway over. Before we know it, the year will be halfway over – and at that point, I always like to reflect back on the last six months, think about those resolutions I set at the beginning of the year, and see how I’m doing. It’s a time for me to take stock, get real, and get back on track if need be.


At the beginning of the year, I did a little research to see just how popular setting New Year’s resolutions is. According to surveys, about 50% of us will make some kind of resolution. And likely, those resolutions will be related to eating better, being more active, and losing weight.


All lofty goals, of course, but according to those same surveys, only 8% of us will achieve what we actually set out to do.  Forty-five percent of us will have thrown in the towel by the end of January, and most of the rest of us? Well, by Valentines’ Day, love may be in the air, but chance are, those New Years resolutions are getting the boot.  And by the mid-year mark, well…let’s just say, most people are asking, “What resolutions?”


So what’s the deal?… Continue reading →