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ASK MR. PEDOMETER & FRIENDS

Originally Published: Jan 3, 2018

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 Notebook to write New Year's Resolutions in.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.