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Change in 2011: Resolutions, Family-style

Article / Review by on January 4, 2011 – 8:41 pmNo Comments

Change in 2011: Resolutions, Family-style

Change in 2011: Resolutions, Family-style

No cigarettes. Fewer carbs. More treadmill.

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing, why not back up a moment and consider making change as a family?

Experts say that taking a team approach to adopting new habits (or killing bad ones) may be especially effective, because it leverages the built-in support system right within your own home.

We spoke with URMC’s Dr. Anthony R. Pisani (a psychologist with the University of Rochester Institute for the Family) to learn how families can begin (e.g., do you need a formal family meeting, or a signed family “contract” to kick-off?), track (how do you maintain momentum?) and celebrate (or reward!) change – whether it’s limiting sweets, cutting back on TV, or making family meals a priority.


*  The above story is adapted from materials provided by University of Rochester Medical Center


University of Rochester Medical Center

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