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New Year’s Day 5Ks and Marathons Start 2013 on the Right Foot

Once we wake on January 1st, we have high hopes for a resolution but rarely is there a plan in place for these new habits. Often, January 1st ends up looking pretty much like December 31st. So, what’s the way to make New Year’s Day truly be a new day? Consider lining up for a New Year’s Day race! It’s a really great way to put your feet where your mouth is and literally start the new year on the right foot.

There are New Year’s Day races all over the country. From 5Ks to full marathons, there’s a distance out there for all level of runners. It’s a great first race for many looking to kick off their new plan, a re-commitment for the ones who let their previous good habits get away from them, and to keep the seasoned runner on track.

Some cities have morning races while others have starting guns that fire off at midnight. Here are just a few of most popular January 1st races from around the country. Find one near you and start 2013 off right!
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9 Kid-Friendly Resolutions Your Kids Can Make and Keep!

With the new year comes new resolutions. Of course, many adults vow to start a new diet, a new exercise program, create a budget, or finally get organized. However, the turning over of a new year is also a great way to introduce new healthy habits for your kids. Below is a great collection of New Year’s Resolutions for your little one. Help them pick select and set goals that can make 2013 their healthiest year yet.

Brush Up! Add a second tooth brushing session everyday. This keeps teeth extra clean and reduces the risk of cavities as well as a host of dental-related health problems.

Sing Away the Germs! Add the singing of a song like “Happy Birthday” to hand-washing time to ensure they scrub long enough for proper washing and germ killing takes place.

Drink Up! Get a water bottle with measurements and make sure enough water is being consumed everyday. Let them choose a fun and stylish bottle in a color they like and help them understand that it’s not a chore but why water is so important.
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Nutrisystem Sets You Up For Success with a January 1 Delivery Date Guarantee

It’s almost that time of year again to reflect on another year gone by, consider the changes we’d like to see in the coming year, and then go about trying to make those changes happen. It sounds romantic, easy almost; but how do we ensure our plans don’t fail?

We’ve all been in that hard spot where we’ve set out to achieve a goal but felt ill equipped to do so. This can be one of the biggest deterrents to change of all. But for those making a weight loss-centered New Year’s resolution in 2013, having a false start in January is a thing of the past thanks to a delivery date guarantee offered exclusively by Nutrisystem.

For all orders placed by 5 p.m. eastern standard time on December 18, Nutrisystem is guaranteeing a delivery date by January 1. Recognizing the importance of setting a date and sticking to it, Nutrisystem wants to help its customers get their weight loss efforts in motion the moment they want to start making a change.

Since its founding in 1972, Nutrisystem has helped Americans lose more than 70 million pounds with their tried and true weight loss approach: Convenient pre-portioned meals delivered to your doorstep to take the guess work out of weight loss.

Not only is Nutrisystem user friendly requiring just one order and shipment per month, it’s also incredibly nutritious. All plans, including those catered to men, women, diabetics, seniors and vegetarians, provide food options that are low glycemic, contain plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, and are low in saturated and trans fats and sodium. In this way, Nutrisystem foods are specifically designed to help you lose weight effectively while still providing all of the essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
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4 Ways to Beat the Resolution Rush!

By Chrissa Hardy for HelloGiggles.com

It’s strange that a day filled with giving thanks can end in regret, isn’t it? Yet every year, that’s the feeling I experience before I go to bed. And Thanksgiving is a mandatory day to over-indulge, so why do I torture myself with this annual guilt? It’s because I know that the over-indulging won’t end on Black Friday. Really, that’s just the beginning. From Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve, we’re shopping, snacking, cooking, baking, noshing, drinking, dessert-ing and then digesting. We’re plagued with decorating, gift-buying, hosting parties, mingling at the parties of others and we’re trying to juggle all of these additional tasks on top of our normal hectic schedules.

We don’t even have time to ease out of our extra holiday “padding” before we need to squeeze into our snazziest cocktail attire and set goals to better our lives as the ball descends into the new year.

That is some serious pressure.

Wouldn’t you like to ring in the new year without the padding AND the guilt? I know I would. Here are four ways for you (and for me!) to stay on track through the holiday season and make your resolution list that much shorter and more manageable.

1. Get organized with to-do lists.

I make to-do lists for everything and I find that in times of chaos, creating these lists not only makes it possible for me to complete all of the necessary tasks, but it also calms me down. Seeing the big picture broken down into smaller, more manageable chunks is a stress-reliever. That goes for shopping lists down to dinner menus, and we’ve got 3 free meal planner worksheets you can download now.
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Dr. John Spencer Ellis’ Advice for Resolutions, Personal Trainers, and Eating Right

Few people know more about the fitness industry than Dr. John Spencer Ellis. Active in the fitness and health community for more than 20 years, and a renowned member, Ellis is known for a variety of things, including his stint on the Real Housewives of Orange County, the creation of NESTA, and most recently the launch of DietGuru.com.

We had a chance to speak with John and catch up on a few goings-on in the fitness world right now. We talk about making the resolutions last (yes, there’s still time!), identifying the best personal trainer for your needs, and how Diet Guru can help you become an A+ eater.


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