SUNDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Many people will resolve to lose weight in 2013 but few of them will take the right steps to achieve that goal, an expert says.
"January is the time of year when gyms get flooded with new and returning members ready to try Zumba or spin classes, and dieters start filling their grocery carts with fruits and vegetables instead of chips and cookies," Alenka Ravnik-List, diabetes program coordinator at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, said in a center news release. "But unfortunately, too often people with good intentions will fail."
But following a few rules can help people change their lifestyle and lose weight.
Ravnik-List offered the following advice:
"If you follow these tips, maybe next year you can pick a different New Year's resolution because you will feel both physically and mentally better about yourself," Ravnik-List said.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about healthy weight.
-- Robert Preidt
SOURCE: Mount Sinai Medical Center, news release, Nov. 26, 2012
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