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Experts say daily reminders are important to staying focused on a new diet or exercise plan — so long as the goals are realistic. Setting attainable milestones like losing a couple pounds a week for several months can help avoid discouragement. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

Attitude, support key to achieving New Year’s resolutions


With the excess of the holiday season winding down, Americans turn once again to the annual tradition of New Year’s resolutions.

Losing weight, quitting smoking and reducing stress are just a few of the health-related pledges that top the list of go-to resolutions, but unrealistic goals and lack of support can cause even the most well-intentioned plan to fall by the wayside.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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