January 3, 2018

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2018

Already feeling like caving on your New Year’s resolutions? Too cold to drive to the gym? Making up excuses that eclipse even the implausibility factor of “the dog ate my homework?” Our latest video in the Tips from the Sports Medicine Team series features Cooley Dickinson Chief of Orthopedic Surgery Dr. Jonathan Fallon and UMass Assistant Athletic Trainer Marc Paquet, discussing how to keep your New Year’s resolutions to be more healthy and active. Don’t give up!


Cooley Dickinson Orthopedics presents
“Tips from the Sports Medicine Team.”

Marc Paquet:
A lot of people make new year’s resolutions to try to lose weight, stay fit, be healthy. What are some ways that people can go about this and stick to their commitments?

Dr. Fallon:
So some things that you can do that will really help you stick to your new year’s resolutions include creating concrete goals and a schedule, maybe even put it in your phone calendar so you have something to stick to. Also, start slowly – if you jump right in too fast you’re going to burn out and not actually stick to these resolutions. And finally, conscript a friend – get somebody that you’re now going to be culpable to to show up at the gym every day. And make it fun – do something that you want to do.