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Nutrition Health Review everyone. Expect that at some point this year, you will struggle with motivation—so be prepared! Make a plan for every situation and set up milestones and a reward system. It's up to you, and only you, to discover what motivates you and keeps you on track. And with these tips in mind and with steady commitment, determination, and belief in yourself, there's no reason you can't achieve success in 2017! SOuRCES 1. Statistic Brain. New Year's resolution statistics. Accessed January 30, 2017. 2. American Psychological Association. Making your new years resolutions stick. Accessed January 27, 2017. 3. Norcross, JC, Mrykalo MS, Blagys MD. Auld lang syne: success predictors, change processes, and self-reported outcomes of New Year's resolvers and nonresolvers. J Clin Psychol. 2002;58(4):397–405. 4. Norcross, JC, Ratzin AC, Payne D. Ringing in the new year: the change processes and reported outcomes of resolutions. Addict Behav. 1989;14(2):205–212. 5. Alexander C. The Emotional First Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery. West Chester, PA: Matrix Medical Communications; 2009. 6. Goal Setting Guide. Short term goals: the ultimate strategy to excel in short term goal setting. February 2, 2012. http://www.goal-setting- Accessed January 30, 2017. 7. Baker RC, Kirschenbaum DS. Self-monitoring may be necessary for successful weight control. Behav Ther. 1993;24(3):377–394 . 8. American Psychological Association. How social support can help you lose weight. Accessed January 30, 2017. 9. Umberson D, Montez JK. Social relationships and health: a flashpoint for health policy. J Health Soc Behav. 2010;51:S54. 10. Mayo Clinic. Social support: tap this tool to beat stress. depth/social-support/art-20044445. Accessed January 30, 2017. 11. Kross E, Bruehlman-Senecal E, Park J, et al. Self-talk as a regulatory mechanism: how you do it matters. J Person Soc Psychol. 2014 Feb;106(2):304-24. 12. Pocket Lint. Be inspired: how to use tech to improve your life. tech-to-improve-your-life. Accessed January 30, 2017. 8 Willing and Able, continued from page 6 Pain for Memory Gain F eeling pain during an experience may help us recall the experience. In a German study, participants looked at a neutral object in a picture. Those who had been undergoing painful thermal stimulation (heat) when they first saw the object remembered the picture better a year later. Participants were also asked to view normal household items. Sometimes they would be put through some amount of pain, and other times they were not. After viewing the pictures, the volunteers were asked to state whether they remembered seeing a certain object. The results showed that regardless of the pain applied, 75% of the objects were remembered. A type of magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) showed that emotionally charged memories lasted longer, as did strong bodily sensations. Sources: (online), December 24, 2015, revised January 6, 2016; Science News, February 6, 2016 Signs of Food Allergies Can Begin at Birth L ittle is known about the immunological causes of food allergies. Studies are showing that the blood in the umbilical cords of infants who went on to have food allergies had overactive immune cells at birth. Their cord blood had more monocytes, compared with CD4+ T cells, and decreased numbers of regulatory T cells. Moreover, the monocytes from food- allergic infants secreted more inflammatory cytokines than those from healthy infants. Researchers believe that events during pregnancy may play a part in determining whether food allergies might develop in the child later. An excess of monocytes may be a warning sign that the immune system may overreact to harmless proteins in food, causing dangerous and life-threatening reactions. These findings suggest the need for anti-inflammatory approaches to prevent hyperreactions later. Source: Science Translational Medicine, January 13, 2016 FAST FACT! Sex counts as exercise! "Sex is a really great form of exercise," says Joseph J. Pinzone, MD, CEO, and medical director of Amai Wellness. "It won't replace the treadmill, but it counts for something." Sex increases your heart rate and uses various muscles. So get busy! You may even want to clear your schedule to make time for it on a regular basis. "Like with exercise, consistency helps maximize the benefits," Pinzone says. Source: WebMD, relationships/guide/sex-and-health

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