It's no secret it can be challenging to maintain resolutions about eating healthy and staying fit. And now is when good intentions – especially those that began oh-so-long-ago at the beginning of the year – can start to wane.
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But rather than relying on vague ideas about changing your behavior, setting realistic, attainable goals more often leads to success, research has shown.
To keep on track, choose simple, specific strategies and make gradual changes, said Linda Van Horn, chief of nutrition in the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
Then, Van Horn suggests, build on those accomplishments to expand your healthy efforts. Learn more.