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3 Thoughtful Reasons For Taking Up Yoga in the New Year

The popularity of yoga has been on the rise for quite some time. From Bikram’s hot yoga to Anne Anderson’s snow yoga (Snowga), there are styles sure to assuage all types of desires.

Although there are an estimated 22 million people practicing yoga today, a large number of American’s have yet to give it a whirl. If you are in need of a little coaxing to join a yoga class, check out the following reasons why making it your New Year’s resolution might be of benefit to your health and happiness.

You will learn more about yourself

You might be 60 years old and seemingly privy to all of your nuances and inner workings, but there will always be just a little bit more about yourself you can learn.

The word yoga means ‘to yok’ or ‘to join.’ The true purpose of yoga is to unite mind, body and spirit. In the process of this yoking, we discover parts of ourselves that we had no idea existed. This awakening is worth the effort, and it is what makes yoga so much more than just exercise and stretching.
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Mind Over Matter Needed to Achieve Health Goals in the New Year

As we approach the beginning of another new year, many will be setting the intention to get back into a healthy exercise routine. Whether it is jogging, stationary bicycle riding, or attending yoga classes with regularity, the motivation to get with the program takes some determination.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “You can do anything you set your mind to.” Once your mind is set, the rest is easy. The challenging part is getting over the hump of doubt, impatience, and discouragement.

The following are a few tips that will help you set your mind to your goals so you may find success in making your healthy intentions a reality.

Create a mantra

A mantra is a word or group of words used to sharpen your focus during meditation. Although you might not actually be meditating when you repeat your mantra, it will still have an effect on your mind.

When you create a personal mantra, choose words that support your intention, such as “I have energy,” or “I love yoga.” Your mind will soon start believing whatever it is you are telling yourself, so choose your words wisely.
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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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