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Resolution: Health

January 01, 2013

New Year's brings a focus on healthy living. Have a goal to reach? Take Ohio State experts' advice.


Resolution: Health

's goal is making Ohio State the world's healthiest university.

Part of the chief wellness officer's mission? Helping Buckeyes achieve their personal health goals.

This year, Melynk encourages people to "make just one change" rather than try to tackle an overwhelming list of health challenges. Read her , from the Ohio State Alumni Magazine. (Need a way to hold yourself accountable?  through the .)

98在线福利网Thinking about making a change in 2013? Here are five resolutions--and ways Ohio State can help you achieve your goal.

Trash your negativity: If you want to get rid of unwanted, negative thoughts, try just . Ohio State researchers admit it sounds silly--but they say it works. (What else affects positive attitude? Surprisingly, posture and nodding or shaking your head.)

Eat mindfully: Stressed at the thought of monitoring fat intake and counting calories? --responding to your body's physical cues of hunger and fullness. Ohio State researchers have found that mindful eating is just as good as a more traditional, education-based approach, in helping diabetic patients lose weight and moderate blood sugar.

Rev up the workday: Fitting fitness into the workday--often dominated by sitting in front of a computer screen--is a challenge. At Ohio State, staffers are

Be a good friend:98在线福利网 Social butterflies aren't just having fun; they're being healthy, too. A growing body of Ohio State research suggests that good relationships are an important part of physical health. A new finding: related to nerve damage. Older research suggests social interaction also has a positive impact on and recovery from and .

Get fit, help find cures: Whether you're a serious athlete or a couch potato in transition, Ohio State has a 2013 challenge for you. Beginners and dedicated cyclists can starting Jan. 8; goes to Ohio State cancer research. Triathletes can get involved through the , benefitting heart disease research at Ohio State's .