It’s that time of year again when millions of Americans are thinking of making New Year’s Resolutions.  Question is…will they keep them?  Studies reveal that only 10% of Americans keep their resolutions for an entire year.  You can change that statistic. 
 
You can eat less; become more active or quit smoking if you are ready to, just by keeping a few tips from the Westfield Area Y in mind:
1.   Select only three resolutions at most.  Staying on track is more likely when the number is manageable.
2.   Vary the resolutions. Don’t focus solely on the body.  Remember the importance of nourishing your spirit and mind, as well as your body.  For example, volunteer an hour each week, read a book a month or call a friend or family member weekly.
3.   Line up a support network.  Accomplishing your goal can be easier with the support of family, friends and even coworkers.  Be sure to tell them how they can help.
 

The hardest thing to do is to get started.  Once started, make sure you don’t do too much too soon.  Progress should be at a constant but comfortable pace.
 
To help you start your 2013 healthy living resolution, the Y invites the community to visit their Main Y facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield on New Year’s Day from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  The first 500 visitors will receive a free gift.  It is a free guest day so bring a friend.  Free TRX classes will be offered at Noon and 1:00 pm (each session limited to 12 participants).  Those who are interested in personal training and sign up on January 1, 2013, will receive 25% off any personal training session package.  Limit one per person.  Session expires March 31, 2013.   
 
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs.