New year, better health

January 8, 2019


Herbie Collins, sophomore, weight lifting in the high school workout room

Each year thousands of people make New Year’s resolutions that will probably only last about a week. Most of the resolutions involve fitness and health, and the common goal is losing weight.


The gym begins to fill with thousands of new members, taking up all of the machines and equipment. Even the swimming lanes at the gym get completely full to the point where people have to wait or just leave.


Not only does the gym get packed with newcomers, the items in the organic aisle at the grocery store slowly disappear due to newfound “healthy” shoppers. Many people think that eating healthy will help them lose weight, but actually eating healthy does not guarantee that you will lose weight. It will guarantee that you will stay around the same weight as you are now.


The gym and the healthy aisles at the grocery store aren’t the only things to begin filling up, our minds do as well. They become filled with happier thoughts, especially because many resolutions revolve around being a better person or focusing on mental health. That isn’t the only reason these type of resolutions are popular: they are also popular because by leaving the old year behind you you have almost a clean slate.


In order to succeed with their resolutions many people find it helpful to make a schedule or tell a lot of friends about it so that they have to stick to it.

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