New Year, New You
As we head into the new year, dLife Expert Columnist Janis Rozler suggests that instead of making new year's resolutions, you focus on keepin' on with the good behaviors you already have. But if you do have resolutions in mind, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Making resolutions is a New Year's tradition, but why do we often fail to comply? Janis Roszler talks about why we don't keep our resolutions and what to do about it.
- If you do find your resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, Janis Roszler is back to say, "Banish the Guilt!"
- And if you want to make resolutions but don't know how to start, think small to make big changes. Here are 12 Foolproof dResolutions to get you started!
Already made your resolutions? Let's get them implemented...one day at at time.
Improve Your Diabetes Management
- With the start of a new year, comes motivation for change. If you are looking to get back on the right path with your diabetes management, these 10 small steps can help get you there.
- Staying in control during the holidays is tough. These 5 changes will help you manage your diabetes AND the stress of the holidays.
Improve Your Eating Plan
- It can be easy to eat unhealthily during the holiday season. Get back on track for the new year by starting a health diary.
- If one of your resolutions for the new year is to shed some pounds, these weight loss tips will help you reach your goals.
- Making a few simple changes in your diet can help you feel better, lose weight, and get some of those diabetic complications under control. Revise your shopping list to include the 11 foods you should be eating.
- Before you begin your New Year weight loss plan, read up on why your scale doesn't tell you the whole story.
Improve Your Exercise Plan
- Getting into an exercise regimen doesn't have to be daunting. Start by walking.
- Not sure where to start? Check out these videos for exercise how-to's.
- Another year, another resolution to quit smoking. You're not alone. Make it happen this year with these tips!
Remember Your Mental Health
- Many people are feeling their lowest during the winter and/or holiday season. That makes for a very unhappy new year and can be the start of another year of poor diabetes management. Don't start the new year in the doldrums. Let Expert Columnist Jen Nash shows you how to wrangle those thoughts and manage the low moods.
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN 06/12.
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