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New Year’s Resolution: These are The Best and Worst US Cities For Keeping Them

Up to 92 percent of Americans are not likely to keep their New Year’s resolutions! Among common promises, to “get out of debt” and that too is most commonly broken.

This week, personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions as a follow-up on its Most Sinful Cities ranking.

To help Americans stick to their 2018 goals, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 52 key metrics. The data set ranges from adult obesity to income growth to employment outlook.

Let’s take a closer look at a Best vs. Worst:

Fremont, California, has the lowest share of obese adults, 14.7 percent, which is 3.1 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 45.1 percent.

Fremont, California, has the lowest share of delinquent debtors, 1.80 percent, which is seven times lower than in Tempe, Arizona, the city with the highest at 12.65 percent.



South Burlington, Vermont, has the lowest unemployment rate, 2.1 percent, which is 5.2 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 10.9 percent.

Charleston, West Virginia, has the lowest prevalence of adult binge- and heavy drinking, 11.1 percent, which is 2.4 times lower than in Madison, Wisconsin, the city with the highest at 26.4 percent.

San Jose, California, has the lowest share of adult smokers, 8.4 percent, which is 3.1 times lower than in St. Louis, the city with the highest at 26.3 percent.

El Paso, Texas, has the lowest average wedding cost (as a share of the median annual household income), 31.19 percent, which is 3.9 times lower than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the highest at 121.43 percent.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-new-years-resolutions/28749/

Before You Vow to Keep that New Year’s Resolution….READ THIS!

 

If you are planning on making a New Year’s Resolution, you know the odds of keeping it is not very good, but chin up! There are tricks and tips that are available to help you maintain your “New Year, New You” goals.

These 5 infographics break down the Resolutions game we all play each year and offer tips for not being a statistical quitter.

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New Year New You: 4 Health Tips for Moms-to-be

While many people are dieting and changing their exercise and eating habits for the New Year, pregnant woman too can adjust theirs as well, not for losing weight, but for maintaining and elevating their health while carrying their babies.

Below are 4 tips from Veria.com, an online extension of the national health and wellness TV network Veria Living, to ensure a happy and healthy pregnancy.

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Stay hydrated
Drink 8-10 cups of water each day. Even slight dehydration can dramatically reduce energy level. Avoid reaching for caffeinated beverages – anything more than two cups of tea or coffee a day can reduce your body’s levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin
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Think of lean proteins, including eggs and poultry,
 as your friend
Remember to include some in each meal. Lean protein is super rich in B vitamins, which help convert food into energy.

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Eat every 3-4 hours,  3 meals and 2 snacks
Not going more than 3-4 hours without food helps to stabilize your blood sugar. When blood sugar drops from lack of food you feel tired and cranky.
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Take fish oil supplements

2,000 mg fish oil daily during pregnancy was found to reduce the incidence of Postpartum depression following delivery. If you didn’t take fish oil while pregnant, it is never too late to start. Other studies have found a higher intake of Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil will decrease depressive symptoms in non-pregnant individuals as well.
It’s Important to differentiate between the typical “new mom blues” and Postpartum depression. Some common symptoms of Postpartum depression are depressed mood, sleep problems, loss of appetite and trouble caring for your infant.
If you suspect you have Postpartum depression contact your healthcare provider to discuss treatment options.
Be well!

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