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Exercising too much, too hard can lead not only to burnout but sometimes to a serious condition that can harm the kidneys. Thayut Sutheeravut/Shutterstock.com

The serious consequence of exercising too much, too fast

When it comes to exercise, there's no month like January, when resolutions kick into gear and call us to the gym. And while physical activity is good, you can injure yourself by overdoing.
It’s critical that learning and development teams are upskilled and reskilled themselves to help organizations successfully engage in a digital transformation. (Shutterstock)

Upskill the upskillers: The must-have New Year’s resolution for businesses

For a winning digital transformation, every organization should establish the upskilling and reskilling of their learning and development teams as their critical 2020 New Year's resolution.
Gyms start to empty as more and more people give up their New Year’s resolutions. AP Photo/Sang Tan

Why your New Year’s resolution to go to the gym will fail

Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year's resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.
Remembering why you want to eat better and take better care of yourself can help you stick to your resolutions. Being present to family is one important reason. Prostock studio/Shutterstock.com

How putting purpose into your New Year’s resolutions can bring meaning and results

New Year's resolutions are often no more than good ideas that last a few weeks. Research suggests, however, that putting purpose behind your resolutions can make a big difference. Here's how.
You don’t have to run a marathon to get into better shape. Make walking a part of your routine every day. Rawpixel/Shutterstock.com

Hate exercise? Small increases in physical activity can make a big difference

Getting in better shape is one of Americans' top resolutions for the new year, but many people give up after six months. Here are some suggestions to make exercise enjoyable so you can stick with it.
Exercise and activity are important parts of living the lives humans are meant to live from an evolutionary standpoint. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

To feel happier, we have to resolve to the life we evolved to live

As the new year gets underway, millions will make resolutions. The author explains why resolving to live in accordance with the way humans have evolved could go a long way to increasing happiness.
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Trust Me, I’m An Expert: What research says about how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions

What research says about how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. The Conversation, CC BY82.9 MB (download)
Today, experts will be sharing with us insights into how to make a change in your life -- big or small -- using evidence from the world of academic research.
Do you want to learn how to play guitar? Write down why that’s important to you. Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash

Making New Year’s resolutions personal could actually make them stick

We often set generic goals, such as to exercise more. Because these don't necessarily tap into our personal motivations, we may not follow through. Goals that are meaningful to you are more effective.
Modern citizenship in the West increasingly involves a duty to care for ourselves — to eat healthily, exercise enough and even screen ourselves for disease — to minimize our health-care costs to the state. (Shutterstock)

Made health resolutions for 2020? You might not be living a free life

Are your new diet, exercise, meditation and self-care resolutions for 2020 really a personal choice? Or are you a model western "biocitizen," living a life of unfreedom?
Want a mentally healthy year? Don’t resolve to go on a diet. Unsplash/Cerys Lowe

New Year’s resolutions for better mental health

Usually our resolutions are related to our physical health: going on a diet, joining a gym or drinking less. But what about our mental health?

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