Getting in Shape for the New Year

It is amazing how we all dash through the holidays, ring in the New Year and realize that most of us have a resolution in common – to get healthy, fit and to lose weight.I tend to fall into that same group of feeling that it’s time to revive myself and have a new outlook on my well being.  In fact, today I was at the YMCA for a workout and found the gym to completely full of action – people everywhere working out!

What it boils down to is that we all need to take time out for ourselves.  As Americans, we work harder and longer hours than ever.  We need to slow down and carve out some time to work out, cook something healthy for dinner and relax.  One of my other resolutions was to go to bed early and get a full eight hours of sleep so I can tackle the day ahead.

One of the other key things that we all need to do is to get our annual checkups.  I am a true believer that early prevention is the best prescription to better health.

While you are tacking those New Year’s resolutions, remember to take time for yourself and enjoy every minute of it.


Laura Heatherly with Nashville’s Mayor Karl Dean. Mayor Dean started a great program called Walk 100 Miles to get people in Nashville moving!

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