(HealthDay News) -- With the new year often comes a host of resolutions to lead a healthier lifestyle.
But how do you make those resolutions stick? The American Psychological Association suggests:
- Write your pledges down so you can hold yourself accountable.
- Start small and set realistic goals.
- Change behaviors one at a time
- Enlist a friend for support and companionship.
- Ask for support from family and friends.
- Accept that there might be lapses, but focus on long-term goals.