Health Tip: Keep Those New Year's Resolutions

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(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.

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