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Tips for keeping New Year's Resolutions

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Every time that ball drops, a new year full of new dreams and new resolutions is upon us. People will start hitting the gym, hitting the pavement, and hiding the treats all in the hopes of improving themselves.

Dr. Kate Roberts, Psychologist, talked to NBC 10 about how well these resolutions are usually kept, "unfortunately, most resolutions aren't successful. Typically by February or March, people who have made resolutions typically aren't still following them."

We've all done it, right? How many times have you gone to the gym in January to find it more crowded than ever, or how many new people do you see joining your running route on January 1st ; the reason people give up on their resolutions so frequently says Dr. Kate is because they are not making them manageable enough.

Dr. Roberts advice is to "always start small; if you want to get healthier, your goal shouldn't be to get healthy, it should be I'm going to exercise by doing ten minutes a day of walking."

She also notes that it is important to realize that change should happen every day. People who put off change for the New Year are likely not to reach their goal because they already started it by procrastinating.

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