Today’s Resolution: Do Some Window Shopping

Many shopping websites have registers or wish-lists. Hop on one of these and create your earmarked set of items you would like. The next time you have a birthday or gift-giving occasion where you could be the recipient, let family and friends know you have pre-selected items to get you just what you want. Encourage others to create these carts too so you don’t spend hours shopping for a sweater they do not like!

Today’s Resolution: Walk the Walk

In making efforts to squeeze in some kind of daily exercise, walking is often an overlooked form of healthy activity that we do without thinking.  From household chores to meandering from one room to the next at the office, we are engaged in movement. Try to guess how much mileage you are actually accumulating each day and how many calories you are burning. Get yourself a pedometer and calculate your marathon steps. Even a 20 minute walk with the dog for a 175 lb. man can burn at least 75 calories (that could translate to a couple of cookies!).

Today’s Resolution: Go Treasure Hunting!

Technology has brought a plethora of multi-player activities to our doorstep without ever having to meet other participants. Popular games like Words with Friends (of Alec Baldwin fame), World of Warcraft, even classic Scrabble have invited complete strangers to our cyber game tables. For something that combines physical contact and cyberspace, try GeoCaching (  It utilizes GPS-enabled devices to help you find physical “treasures” at locations all over the world. Don’t count on getting rich, but you might have fun!

Today’s Resolution: Get Canned

Today's Resolution: Get Canned
This is typically the time of year when many community-based groups organize canned food drives. Often the Boy Scouts are out placing bags at residences going door-to-door for a collection a week later. Schools will often request donations for local groups in need too. Even if no one has knocked on your door yet with this type of request, be prepared. Start going through your pantry now, and set aside non-perishable food items for the benefit of others. And if the Boy Scouts don’t come knocking, seek out organizations who would welcome your donation.

Today’s Resolution: Make It a Wrap

Today's Resolution: Make It a Wrap

Looking for a healthy staple to add to your grocery list that still allows for a variety of tastes? Tortillas can be a healthy alternative to standard sandwiches. Dietary needs and tastes are covered whether you try a whole wheat one or sun-dried tomato tortilla. Cheeses, vegetables, deli meat, even peanut butter can be rolled up to make a delicious wrap. Experimenting with these can also be a fun way to include children in making their own lunches too.

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