This is the Year!

Why do we always have to start a new health kick on a Monday, the first day of the month, or first of the year? It’s a mind trick, because January 1 is no different from any other day of the year. (And this year it fell on a Tuesday!) But we have it stuck in our heads that each year we need to resolve to be healthier, eat better, or exercise more. Instead of making resolutions that undoubtedly fail us because they aren’t lifestyle changes, how about we make small steps to reach a simple goal?


If you haven’t met your resolutions in the past, start 2013 with the goal of doing better than you did in 2012. That’s it! Just take a little bit better care of yourself than you have been. Studies suggest that small changes are the real players when it comes to permanent lifestyle changes. So, add a piece of fruit to one snack each day. Add exercise one day per week. Allow yourself a day of relaxation. If you make these small changes each week, you’re bound to build a lifetime habit that is a permanent change, and simply helps you feel better! Happy New Year!

About Amy Kweller MS, RD

As a Registered Dietitian, I have a professional relationship with pears. But as someone who loves great food, I also have a personal relationship with pears! So there is no better way to spend my time than blogging about this lovely fruit. I will blog about pears from farm to table; healthy living, cooking, and recipes; the therapeutic benefits of pears and a wholesome diet; and how pears can fit into your lifestyle. I have a background in clinical and community nutrition, and teaching others how to lead healthy, fulfilling lives is my goal and passion – so send me your questions. My hope is that everyone who visits this site will find something that lingers long after the browser closes, and I expect that will be a deeper love of pears!

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