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This Year, Make Your Fitness Resolution Stick

The New York Times—December 20, 2017

Jordan D. Metzl, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS, authors an article for The New York Times about how to stick to fitness resolutions in the New Year.

He cites a recent study that found that while 50 million Americans pledged to lose weight in 2017, most dropped off after only two months.

According to Dr. Metzl, weekly exercise routines have been shown to reduce rates of depression and anxiety, lessen risk of heart attack and stroke, and reduce the prevalence of diabetes.

He writes that the best type of exercise is the one that someone will consistently perform. Exercises that focus on strength, flexibility, balance and intensity all have value.

Dr. Metzl shares four proven ways to increase the odds of staying with your fitness resolution:

  1. Make it social
  2. Make it fun
  3. Consider an incentive
  4. Commit to a date-specific goal

Read the full article at NYTimes.com.

 

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