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Will you make any resolutions this year?

According to ancient history, Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return

borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month

of January is named.

In modern history it seems we make resolutions out of habit. We make resolutions because a new year seems like a clean slate,

a new page, and a new opportunity to accomplish something that we usually feel we’ve failed at in the past. For my part, I

resolved for countless years on end to get in shape without any real understanding of what I meant by that, or how I might

practically accomplish it.

Previously, my biggest success with resolutions was using my newly acquired health club membership for a three whole months

(I continued to pay for it for a whole year). It wasn’t until I made actual lifestyle changes that I achieved anything in the realm

of resolutions, and I couldn’t make lifestyle changes until I knew what this meant and how to go about it. A lifestyle change is

defined as a change that alters various lifestyle-related behaviors such as diet, physical activity, substance consumption,


Initiating a lifestyle change, and altering your behavior is difficult, but not impossible, and can be made a great deal easier

with help and guidance. If your intended resolutions have anything to do with wellness for yourself and your family

in 2019, and beyond, please let us help you craft a plan for enacting real, lasting,permanent change.