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April 2011 Tip of the Month

Category: General
Converting Resolutions to Reality

Has your physical training gone by the wayside? How are you doing on your New Year's resolution? If you haven't done as well as you had hoped or you've given up and it's still important to you, READ MORE:

When I was a kid, I was looking through a book I found among some of my Dad's old things, called "Ripley's Believe It or Not." There, the world's record fastest time for eating a jeep was listed. Yes, eating a jeep! I was only 7 or 8 years old at the time and being an inquisitive sort, I ran to my Dad to ask him how anyone could have possibly eaten a jeep. He theorized that they sawed off one piece at a time, ground it into filings which they mixed into their food and then ate.

And you ask, what the heck does eating a jeep have to do with achieving your New Year's resolution? The answer is, though healthy new habits are very difficult to form, if we break them down into small enough bits and are diligent about swallowing more and more bits regularly, it's not only possible but it's painless to achieve sustainability in a major habit change. It's the ol' "how do you eat a whale? One bite at a time." Please click on "Patient Support" on our website, http://www.wellnessworksct.com/ for the free download of our Success Calendar, a handy habit forming tool which explains this in more detail.

It's critical to bear in mind that it doesn't matter what exercises you know or what nutritional facts you have at your fingertips, it's your habitual daily disciplines that will determine your health and wellness. For example, most people know that doing cardiovascular exercise 4 - 7 times per week would be very effective in reducing body fat percentage, however until one actually does that sustainably, that bit of knowledge is useless. The laws of human physiology cannot be overcome by intellectual power or knowledge base. Only sustained habitual behavior of the right types will create and maintain a healthy you.

Good luck with your renewal of New Year's resolution vows and feel free to call me. I'm always happy to hear your success stories!

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