OnixJ Healthy Living

Every year we make the so called New Year Resolutions, only to break them less than a month after. Why? Why do we feel the need to repeat a pattern time after time even if we know the end result? Some suggest is due to a learnt behaviour or collective cultural belief; a new year should symbolize a new you. Professor Elliot Berkman, from University of Oregon suggests on the article Science behind making – and breaking – New Year’s resolutions by Lauren Lee KVAL News that “There’s social, cultural norms in the United States where New Year’s is a time to choose a resolution and to try to pursue it.” Yet making changes mean we have to overtake the impulse to do what we have always done – eat chocolate and chips for example – and replace it with a new behaviour, such as eating only fruit and…

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