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3 Ways to Keep Health Resolutions

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Monday, 08 February 2016 12:30 PM Current | Bio | Archive

New Year's resolutions can lift you up with a rush of optimism and determination. But too often they're followed six to eight weeks later by the self-defeating thought, "I just can't do it!"

But still you resolve, year after year, to become as healthy as possible. As Oprah once said: "Cheers to a new year, and another chance for us to get it right."

Now, that's a lot better than Gwyneth Paltrow's attitude toward resolutions: She reportedly said she doesn't make big resolutions because she's afraid of breaking a promise to herself and failing.

To help you (and Gwyneth) succeed, here are easy ways to stick to your "get healthier" resolutions.

1. Caffeinate. A study in “Sports Medicine” suggests that a little caffeine before exercise can make it easier to stick to the routine, because the exercise seems to take less effort.

2. Add mini-movement to your day. Amp up your calorie burn by using an exercise-ball chair at your desk (you'll burn 6 percent more calories than in a desk chair) or get a standing desk (you'll use 20 to 50 additional calories per hour).

3. Cut calories only occasionally. You don't have to slash calories every day. Four or five days a month, restrict your diet to 1,000 calories, and you'll reset your metabolism and reduce inflammation.

These are easy and powerful ways to shed pounds, get healthier, raise your spirits, and feel younger. Happy New you!

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To help you succeed, here are easy ways to stick to your "get healthier" resolutions.
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Monday, 08 February 2016 12:30 PM
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