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How are those resolutions going?

Experts: Failed New Year’s goals may have silver lining

Samuel Wieberg, left, and Luke Yarnell spent a part of their Friday afternoon at the Firley YMCA “burning some calories.” The pair are high school friends who are back in Jefferson City from college and Air Force technical training, respectively. They were home for the holidays and caught up to hang out and work out. For people trying to stay on a workout regimen, it is usually better to pair up or join group activities.

Samuel Wieberg, left, and Luke Yarnell spent a part of their Friday afternoon at the Firley YMCA “burning some calories.” The pair are high school friends who are back in Jefferson City from college and Air Force technical training, respectively. They were home for the holidays and caught up to hang out and work out. For people trying to stay on a workout regimen, it is usually better to pair up or join group activities. Photo by Julie Smith.

The new year brings a wave of New Year’s resolutions. As we near completion of our first week, many of those plans for the new year may have expired.

Local experts offer tips on how to benefit the most from those resolutions, whether they are kept or not. Mitch Rademan, personal training coordinator for the Jefferson City Area YMCA, said people should consider joining a group fitness class to help them meet their exercise goals. He said the most important thing is to make fitness enjoyable.

Sarah Burbee, a licensed and registered dietitian with Capital Region Medical Center’s Diabetes Management Center, said it’s important for resolutions to be manageable.

Dr. Joseph McCormack, a psychologist with St. Mary’s Health Psychology Services, believes it’s important for people to not be perfectionists when it comes to New Year’s resolutions.

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