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12 Ways to Have Your Happiest and Fittest Year Ever

New year, new chance to live well. Experts share simple ways to enjoy your happiest, fittest, and most prosperous year yet.
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Small steps, big results

by Alice Oglethorpe

There's a reason many of us make new year's resolutions in January: Starting the year strong sets you up for success down the road. "After an indulgent holiday season, people want to get back on the wagon in every area of their lives," says Susan Blum, MD, founder and director of the Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, N.Y. But instead of making huge resolutions that you'll forget by February, it's smarter to take little actions. Need a place to begin? Here are baby steps that make a big difference.

The Experts: Lauren Slayton, RD, a nutritionist in New York City and author of Little Book of Thin; Susan Blum, MD, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan; and Farnoosh Torabi, author of Psych Yourself Rich.

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