As we crossed over to 2011, I noticed a statistic that predicted only 12 percent of people would make a New Year's resolution this year. The primary reason cited for this is that resolutions are so difficult to keep. Historically, I read, more than 50 percent of New Year's resolutions are abandoned during the year.

I am not a lifestyle counselor, but I know that sticking to your resolve can require a lifestyle change. We all know that established behaviors are difficult to reset in the context of our many behaviors and influences. We need to consider the objective within the context of lifestyle.

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