Topic: New Year’s Resolutions

Why I’m Cutting Out Meat And Dairy (Again) In 2013

Why Iâm Cutting Out Meat And Dairy (Again) In 2013

One of my New Year’s resolutions (actually, the only resolution I’ve made so far) is to give up meat, dairy and eggs again in 2013. Like the times I’ve gone vegetarian or vegan in the past, my concern has little to do with animal welfare and everything to do with personal health. And this time I’m more convinced than ever that, for personal health, a meat-free and dairy-free diet is best. More »

Resolution Round-up: Celebrity Resolutions For 2013

Resolution Round-up: Celebrity Resolutions For 2013

Sadly, the above Ryan Gosling resolution is fake — and most of the celebrity resolutions made public are decidedly more mundane. Heidi Klum wants to eat more fruits and vegetables. Katie Couric wants to write more handwritten thank you notes (of course she does). Lauren Conrad wants to be more punctual and drink more water. God bless Emma Watson for learning French in order to eat baguettes; punctuality, produce and hydration are important, sure, but one can’t help but wish for celebrities to have slightly less boring New Year’s resolutions than your average kindergarten teacher. More »

Resolution Rehab: Vow To Get More Sleep In 2013 (Here’s How)

Resolution Rehab: Vow To Get More Sleep In 2013 (Here's How)

It’s no secret that most of us don’t get enough sleep. Even if we have good intentions by climbing into bed at 10pm and getting up at 6am, those eight hours of continuous, deep slumber may not always happen. So while the rest of the world is debating what their New Year’s Resolutions will be, we’d like to offer a suggestion: Get more sleep. Your mood will improve, your energy will skyrocket, and more than likely, everyone around you will be thankful. Here are seven secrets to help you get more shut-eye in 2013: More »

Resolution Rehab: Get Your Health Back On Track With Blissology

Resolution Rehab: Get Your Health Back On Track With Blissology

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably resolved to lose weight, diet, or work out more this year…and every year for the past few years. But if the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then that’s just crazy. Which is why we think you should rehab your resolutions. Instead of taking your tenth stab at losing those last few pounds, or throwing hundreds of dollars at an expensive detox cleanse, try Eoin Finn‘s Blissology Project: We bet you’ve never done before, and we swear it can do a lot to help you get your health back on track after an indulgent holiday season. More »

Resolution Rehab: Weight Loss Is Blisstree Readers’ #1 Resolution; Here’s Why You Should Reconsider

Resolution Rehab: Weight Loss Is Blisstree Readers' #1 Resolution; Here's Why You Should Reconsider

Weight loss ranks among the top national New Year’s resolutions every year, and according to our survey, it’s the top goal of Blisstree readers in 2012. But the overwhelming message we’ve seen about weight loss in January is that for most people, it doesn’t work. That’s not to say weight loss is impossible, but more and more evidence that shows the cards are stacked against permanent weight loss, and simply deciding to shed pounds isn’t a great way to successfully frame your goals. The good news is that there’s still time to rehab your resolution. More »

5 Useless Fitness Gadgets You Should Probably Return

5 Useless Fitness Gadgets You Should Probably Return

If your friends and family know much about you, they probably know that you’re a lover of health and fitness. Which is why it was really, really thoughtful of them to buy you gear that they may have though you’d find helpful for the holiday season. But let’s be honest: if what you got was kegel weights when what you asked for was a kettlebell set, you may be considering digging out that gift recipe and making a swap. More »

Do Ask, Do Tell: Why Secret Resolutions Are A Bad Idea

Do Ask, Do Tell: Why Secret Resolutions Are A Bad Idea

MSNBC’s Today Health ran an article saying that the best way to stick to resolutions is to keep them secret; apparently, psychologists have found that all the kudos you get from friends and family when you announce your goal could be so satisfying that you forget to follow up on your goal. But here’s the thing: Keeping big goals a secret isn’t just impractical; it’s basically the opposite of all the expert advice I’ve ever heard when it comes to taking on new fitness goals. More »