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ASK MR. PEDOMETER & FRIENDS…

Q:  Mr. Pedometer, am I the only adult who never makes New Year’s Resolutions?  Why bother?

A:  New Year’s Resolutions are just another name for goals.  Some people say failing to set goals is like starting to drive your car with no destination in mind:  How will you know when you arrive?

Having said that, I will acknowledge that you certainly are not alone in passing up January as goal-setting time.  The East Bay News devoted an entire page to the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions.  I was surprised to read that, according to a poll conducted by the Marist College Institute of Public Opinion, “The majority of Americans (56%) did not make New Year’s Resolutions.”

Of those who did, the survey found these to be the top four:

  • Be a better person (12%)
  • Lose weight (12%)
  • Exercise more (9%)
  • Eat Healthier (9%)

Mr. Pedometer would note that if you carry out the last two, you likely will have accomplished the first one.  (-;

EAT RIGHT, MOVE MORE, BE WELL.