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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – New Year Realistic Resolutions

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – New Year Realistic Resolutions

Aired 1.7.2019

It’s the start of the New Year and our social media feed is full of New Year resolutions and individuals posting ‘new year, new me’.   According to a recent Forbes and U.S. News article, up to 80% of New Year resolutions fail by February.  Whether the resolution is to lose weight, exercise, or just be happier, we are still the same individuals we were 2 weeks ago.  The difference between a successful resolution and a failed one is based upon setting realistic expectations and setting one’s self up for success.  This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses tips on how to set realistic New Year’s resolutions.

Setting Your Goal

Whether your goal is to eat healthier, exercise more, or other – start small.  Often, individuals plan for a large amount of change at the start of the year which makes it difficult for one to adapt.   For a healthier diet, one might eliminate sweets one month and then eliminate dairy the next.   For exercise, possibly adding an exercise routine twice a week for a month and then increasing to three times a week.   Whatever the resolution, start small.  

Be Prepared

Even though it is a New Year, we are often faced with stress and anxiety.  Rather than reaching for the bag of potato chips, piece of chocolate, or binge watching a show on Netflix – take a 15 minute walk or enjoy 5 minutes of meditation. 


According to the CDC, a third of US adults do not get the 7 hours recommended amount of sleep each night.  Lack of sleep has been linked to obesity and other chronic diseases.   Adults should try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. 

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.