New Years Resolutions

Four Healthy Ways to Kickstart Your February

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

I am a huge fan of the month of January. For those of you who just raised your eyebrows and HATE winter, my apologies to you. For me, January has always been a great time for self-reflection and self-improvement -- something I'm a big subscriber to. This is a great time of year to reset, tighten up and re-focus our personal goals on all levels.

Six Secrets to Sticking with Your Fitness Goals

Natasha Koifman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
Natasha Koifman

Fitness resolutions are just as great because they bring attention to our physical well-being, but they can often become something we do only in January and then forget about. Like most people, sometimes I have trouble maintaining my fitness goals all year, so I'd like to share some tips that help me get back on track. I hope they will work for you too!

Want to Get Away in 2015? Give Up Your Vices and Save

Cheapflights | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights

Thinking of throwing in the towel on your New Year's resolution? Perhaps Cheapflights.ca can help strengthen your resolve. We've calculated the financial upside for giving up each top vice and converted it to something ever so nice: travel!

5 Ways to Stick to Your Health and Fitness Goals This Year

Daniela Andrews | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Living
Daniela Andrews

First it was low-fat, then it was low-carb, now gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, grass-fed, organic, whatever. There will always be a new food trend on the radar, and if something works for you, then, by all means, incorporate it into your life, but don't be confused or confounded by what to eat. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick for Real

Lindsay Jang | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

There's certainly nothing wrong with a journey for self improvement, but too often we put so much pressure on ourselves at this time of year that we wind up with fizzling motivation come February 1 that leaves us frustrated, disappointed and defeated. So what can you do to set yourself up for success to achieve lasting change?

9 Hotels Gyms to Satisfy Your New Year's Resolutions

Trivago.ca | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

If those extra holiday pounds are hanging a little heavy, one of your New Year's Eve resolutions probably includes some serious time spent at the gym. But all workout and no play is no way to spend the next year, and getting and staying fit is not fun when it puts a crimp in your travel plans.

Ditch Your New Year's Resolution Day Is January 17: 5 Digital Tools To Keep You In Check!

Blake Connoy | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living
Blake Connoy

Did you know this Saturday, January 17 is officially "Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions Day"? Most people start the New Year with the best of intentions, but after returning from holidays and getting back into the busyness of life, resolutions have a tendency to be dropped.

Are You Suffering From Post-Holiday Bill Avoidance Disorder?

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

When you've caught the last scraps of tinsel floating around the house, and your New Year's resolutions have fallen by the wayside, there's still a final holiday tradition left to enjoy: dreading the arrival of holiday bills. Yes, this time every year, thousands of Canadians are struck with cases of Bill Avoidance Disorder (B.A.D. for short). Think you've come down with a case? Try all of the following, and call us in the morning.

My (Sort of) New Year's Resolutions for 2015

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

Making New Year's resolutions is completely out of the norm for me. I simply find them a ploy that people use to comfort themselves about a year that perhaps didn't go as well as they expected. Writing down specific goals for the coming year, personally only accomplishes making them feel like a list of chores that I put off completing

7 Tips To Keep You On Track in 2015

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Happy 2015 everyone! It has been over a week since the ball dropped. If you are starting to feel less committed towards your health resolutions, I am here to say "don't give up"! 2015 can be your healthiest year yet, you just have to persevere!! Here are seven tips to help you stay motivated in 2015!

Art and Culture Resolutions for 2015

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

This New Year's resolution proposal is strictly art and culture related, and some of them you can knock off from your own home! (Others might require you to get in your car, and do a bit of legwork). But for the most part, these are things that will make you feel better about yourself and your surroundings in an 'art loving' way. Here we go!

You'll Never Regret Trying to Conquer a Fear

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

I hesitated when 4th Quispamsis Guide leader Heidi Quinn asked me if I would help with the group this year. Girl Guide leader? Ha! I hate camping. I don't do crafts. I can't sew more than a button and badly at that. What could I possibly contribute? This was definitely out of my comfort zone. Guide meetings are now a highlight of my week.

Turn Your Goal "Fretting" Into Succesful Goal Setting

Claudia Richey | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Living
Claudia Richey

Goal setting doesn't have to turn into Goal Fretting. If you are seriously committed to making changes in your life, identify what has been, and hasn't been, working for you in the past, come up with a plan, find a coach to support you every step of the way. Don't be another statistic, do it right this time!

How To Master The Art Of Online Dating In 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Living

New Year's resolutions aren't just a myth. While some of us are resolving to exercise regularly or count calories, many are looking to start dating an...

This Year, Let Go of Perfectionism

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

On my desk is a glass paperweight with an important question carved on one side. "What would you do if you had no fear?" it says. Seeing the inquiry, a friend asked for my response, and without hesitation I answered, "Give up perfectionism." She casually suggested that that would be a good New Year's resolution, and I felt the fear rise in my chest. Could I be successful in the world without trying to attain perfection?

Your New Year's Resolution Should Be To Give Back To Your Community

Ramesh Ranjan | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ramesh Ranjan

Just like many of you, my month of December was extremely eventful -- and worthwhile. What made it busy and worthwhile at the same time was not the gift purchasing, family gathering, or turkey eating. It was being able to give back to the community. Let me explain.

How to Hit the Spiritual "Reset Button" in Your Life

Debra Macleod | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

As a couples mediator, January is always an extra-busy month for my practice. There is always a wave of clients seeking to improve their relationships and family lives so that the new year is a happier one than the old year was. They want to hit the reset button in their lives.

15 Awesome and Terrible Things About Life as a Fit Girl

Alison Tedford | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada
Alison Tedford

It's January and the gym is full! This is a random sampling of all the awesome and terrible things about being a fit girl.

How To Find Clarity In The Face Of Life's Big Questions

The Reply | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

It's exhausting, this constant pressure that exists in the "real world." We're making decisions today that outline the rest of our lives. The choices we make now help us discover who we are, what we want in life, where we live and what people we want to spend our time with. How do you know which path is best? The truth is, you don't.

New Year's Resolutions That Don't Stand a Chance

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

If your aspiration is to run a marathon by spring, even though you've not been performing on that level for some time (or ever), you're bound to fail. And if you train too hard, the outcome will be equally as frustrating. The best approach is to have reasonable expectations and work diligently towards fulfilling them.

New Year Resolutions Millenials Can Actually Keep

Hannah Jack | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

Patio season took a toll on you, girl. Kudos on your sangria tolerance though, that took work! Let's take a little baby break, clear the system, save some dollars, walk home wearing shoes, etc. Plus, this gives you a very dramatic and lovely opportunity to ,at the stroke of midnight on Halloween, transform back into that famous little Drunkerella we all love so much!

Don't Master Cleanse: Eat These Foods Instead

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon; Joanna Adams | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Living

Try as we might to avoid it, the holidays are a time full of sugar, fat, salt, alcohol and caffeine — basically, all the things we're told to minimi...

Dear 2014, Thanks for the All the Lessons

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Dear 2014, Thank you. Thank you for teaching me a thing or two. For confirming that my gut is always, always, ALWAYS right, and that good things happen when I listen to it and bad things happen when I don't.

Overeat During the Holidays? You Probably Haven't Stopped

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The problem is that once people start eating larger portions on special occasions, they tend to continue doing so, although they may believe they are not. Insidiously, it becomes a regular habit that leads to ever-increasing food consumption year after year.

Five Reasons Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

Well according to a study performed by the University of Scranton on January 1, 2013 (yes, New Year's Day), only 8% of people achieve their resolutions. This leaves a whopping 92% who fall off the wagon at some point between January 1 and December 31. Here's why.