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Help Those New Year's Resolutions Stick



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January 09, 2013
Millions of Americans will make New Year’s resolutions about eating better, getting healthier or giving up smoking. But when left to our own devices, the commitment rarely lasts beyond a few weeks.  At Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth, we want you to succeed with those New Year’s resolutions, and we offer tools to help.

Resolution: Lose Weight

If you’re trying to shed a few pounds – or a lot of pounds – it’s important to eat better as well as eating less. That’s where the Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth can help. In the Diet by Design program, a registered dietitian will be your personal coach and design an eating plan to suit your lifestyle and preferences. Learn more by calling 678-312-6040.

If you’ve tried diet and exercise, and find it’s not enough, bariatric surgery may be right for you. Visit gwinnettbariatrics.org for more information and a free informational seminar video.

Resolution: Get Fit

Whether you want to improve your current fitness level, enhance your tennis/golf game, help with inflammatory disease, or meet another personal goal, Gwinnett SportsRehab offers customized personal training. At rates similar to what you’d pay at a commercial gym, you get the expertise of an experienced, degreed exercise physiologist. Learn more by calling 678-312-2839.

Or if you’re a runner, and your 2013 resolution is to improve performance and prevent injury, GMC’s running clinic may be for you. Learn more at 678-312-2803.

If a group fitness class is more your style, Pilates, yoga and circuit training are offered weekly on the Glancy Campus in Duluth. Visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/classes to learn more and register.

Resolution: Help Others

Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth loves its volunteers. Adult volunteers are utilized year-round and play a key role in assisting the GMC staff. Additionally, the GMC Auxiliary raises funds for new equipment, while having a good time themselves! With fun events like the Ms. Gwinnett Extended Care Center pageant, Breakfast with Santa, and special sales, it’s a great way to serve the community’s healthcare needs. Learn more at gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/volunteers.

Resolution: Learn Something New

GMC offers yoga and T’ai Chi classes for seniors through its Prime Time Health program. Both these classes can help with flexibility, strength and balance, and are held in Duluth on the Glancy Campus. For more information, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/primetime.

If you’re a senior, while driving may not be a new skill, learning defensive driver skills can polish up your prowess on the road. At Gwinnett Medical Center we offer the AARP Driver Safety course, a two-day classroom course for drivers over age 50. Learn more or register at gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/classes.

If Internet learning is more your style, you can learn about current wellness topics, and get some delicious and healthy recipes, by following the Gwinnett Medical Center blog at gwinnettmedical.blogspot.com, or our Pinterest posts at pinterest.com/Gwinnettmedical. For a chance to win lots of great prizes like t-shirts and tickets, “like” Gwinnett Medical Center on Facebook at facebook.com/gwinnettmedical.

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