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Time To Reset Resolutions

Time To Reset Resolutions
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BETHESDA, Md. (UPI) — For many, resolutions started for the new year are forgotten, but a U.S. health official said there is nothing magical about the first of the year.

George Askew, chief medical officer of the Administration for Children and Families, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, said the end of January might be good time to take stock of what went wrong, and then reset your goals.

“It’s perfectly fine to do a reset,” Askew said in a statement. “There’s nothing special about Jan. 1 for setting resolutions and deciding for yourself that you need to make some changes in your life.”

“People tended to dream big about what they can accomplish, but if the big dreams don’t work out, scale back to what you reasonably think you can do, work on that, and pick up again when you fall short,” Askew suggested.

Or join the Healthy Monday initiative, founded in 2005 in association with The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, to help end chronic preventable diseases.

Want to eat more vegetables? Start eating one more on Monday. If you have forgotten the extra vegetable or didn’t have time to prepare another vegetable by Saturday start again on Monday.

Jan. 1, might not be a magical date, but Mondays are. Research conducted by Johns Hopkins showed people view Mondays — more than any other day of the week — as the day to kick start healthier choices and behaviors. Respondents chose Monday as the day they would start diets, exercising, quit smoking and make doctor appointments.

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  • ibcamn

    argh……i’m here by myself again?!where is everyone?,wait a tick,what do you mean this isn’t about super bowl hangover day!?…did it get dubbed a holiday and no one told me!?!,healthy?monday?since when?2005?did not know that,do now,good thing,lets go with that and stop talking about making day after super bowl a holiday,get your lazy a$$ up out of bed and get to work so you can pay your new higher taxes to the king,get up you lazy basterds!……enough said!

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    AT 12:01 AM ON NEW YEAR’S DAY, NEGROES EAT HOGSHEAD AND BLACK-EYED PEAS TO ENSURE A GOOD YEAR.

    RESOLUTIONS ARE USELESS BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE LACK THE WILL-POWER TO “FOLLOW-THROUGH;” MOREOVER, RESOLUTIONS ARE USUALLY UNREALISTIC GOALS WHICH ARE INCONSISTENT WITH AN INDIVIDUAL’S WAY OF LIFE.

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