Thursday, January 10, 2013
It's almost two weeks into the year. Have you been diligent and faithful in keeping that New Year's resolution? Did you make any unusual resolutions?
So ... have you lost any weight since Jan. 1? Taken more walks? Relaxed more, and stressed less? Or did you make any New Year's resolutions at all? Only a few days ago, the topic of New Year's resolutions was on just about everyone's minds. It was that time of year when many people were considering how they can better themselves in 2013. It's not like there aren't plenty of options available to live a happier life. The Georgia Commutes Option program offers money to reward commuters who ditch the solo drive. Resolutions involving living a healthy lifestyle are also popular. This Decatur blogger vowed to run a half-marathon in under two hours in 2013. And many gyms are packed during at least the first few weeks of the New Year (if you're …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
From saving on your pet's healthcare to taking more cat naps, here are ways to make the coming year more pleasant for pet owners.
A new year often affords a perfect opportunity to make fresh promises to oneself – about life, finances, and a brighter future. The key to keeping those well-meaning resolutions is to make them do-able. For pet owners, here’s an easy list that can make life better in the coming year for you and your pets: 1.) I will save money on my pet’s basic health care this year. This doesn’t mean skipping needed vet visits or delaying treatment for unusual symptoms or fresh injuries. Your vet is there to help keep your pet healthy and happy. But for yearly vaccinations and routine health testing (heartworm tests for dogs, feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus testing for cats) the average pet owner spent $250 per dog and $220 per cat in …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Chained to a desk most of the day? A fitness trainer demonstrates exercises you can do while you're sitting down.
Patch asked master fitness trainer Derrick Greene of D. Renard's how to stay motivated to keep your healthy living New Year's resolutions. Greene said setting short, manageable goals, eating right and finding an exercise partner were all key. In today's video, he also shows how to fit in exercise while sitting.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Derrick Greene of D. Renard's personal fitness studio in Stone Mountain Village offers suggestions for sticking to those healthy living New Year's resolutions.
So, you made a New Year's resolution to exercise and eat right, and now about a month into it, maybe you're starting to peter out a little bit. Patch asked Master Fitness Trainer Derrick Greene of D. Renard's in Stone Mountain how to stay motivated so you reach your goals. He offered manageable tips on getting the job done. Tomorrow, check back in with Patch for Pt. 2, where Greene shares some exercises you can do right at your desk. Remember to consult your doctor before starting an exercise program or changing your diet.
Friday, December 31, 2010
What's your New Year's resolution?
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- Cyndi Ford
Friday, December 31, 2010
Patch contributor Cyndi Ford sets out to find out what local residents have planned to make their new year a better one, with the question of the week: What is your New Year's resolution? Danny Stallings (asked in historic downtown Stone Mountain): "To be healthier than years past." Mike Davis (asked at the Kroger in Stone Mountain): "Not to gain the weight that I have lost before New Years." Kelly Adams (asked at Stone Mountain Park): "Live life to the fullest, spend more time with friends and loved ones, learn to play the bass, learn how to use a compass." Rick Ellis (asked at Stone Mountain Village): "To marry my girlfriend." Mike Clinkenbeard (asked in downtown Stone Mountain): "To keep fit, and encourage those around me to …