[READ] Health and Fitness January 2013 edition online

The merriment of the Christmas season seems nothing but a distant memory. It would be great if we could say the same for the extra bulge that comes with the season of eating, drinking and over-indulgence.

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New Year's Resolutions to eat cleaner, exercise more and become better you have started to lose their appeal if they haven't already been forgotten along with the Christmas merriment.

Marta Starzyk is all about achieving goals and the only way to get there is to never give up a keep pursuing your dreams no matter how small they may be.

Carla Maree Vella talks about losing weight without going on a diet, while nutritionist Daniel Petre helps out with some tips to get you back to the pre-Christmas you.

But health is not all about getting fit and losing weight. Mariella Dimech talks about helping your teenagers become resilient adults and Mireille Vincenti discusses the issue of heavy school bags and how they are affecting children's backs.

Whatever resolutions you have made for 2013, make them a lifestyle change and not just a fleeting attempt at a better life. Have something achievable to work towards - even if it is something really small - and reward yourself when you achieve it, don't allow small setbacks to define the status of your new lifestyle as failed and remember how good it feels to be fitter, thinner and full of energy.

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