Tuesdays bits: New Year’s Resolutions For 2017

New Years Resolutions:

Infographic: Americans' Top New Year's Resolutions For 2017 | Statista
Source: Statista

Food and Exercise:

  • People aren’t eating out at restaurants as much lately, but that doesn’t mean they are eating better. Sales at pizza deliveries are soaring. (Bloomberg)
  • Changing the way you eat is difficult. Fad diets come and go. Few, if any really do much. It really comes down to eating less and exercising more, but giving up an addictive food like cheese, not that’s tough. (bigthink.com)
  • Physical inactivity is bad. Six percent of all cases of heart disease and 11 percent of all premature deaths in the United States are caused by inactivity. Exercise is good. It increases life span and protects against heart disease. But couch potatoes are at risk even if they exercise. Active couch potatoes often share the same elevated risks for disease and early death as their less active peers do. (New York Times)
  • How often should you be exercising? To get results, this report says you can get away with fewer workouts than you think. (Medium.com)
  • If winter makes it tough to exercise, this might help motivate you. (QZ.com)
  • Of course, intermittent fasting, err skipping a meal might help you lose weight. (Medium.com)

 

Spend Less:

My wife and I have two cars, but we really only need one. The problem for us is that our cars are so old that we can’t get much for the cars…  Do you need a car? The number of households in the US without a car has been on the decline for the past half-century, however with the increased reliance on mass transit and Uber, Lyft, 2015 saw a slight uptick in the percent of households without a car.

  • Drunk driving also seems to be on the decline. (Washington Post)
  • Study says states with medical-marijuana laws have lower traffic fatality rates. (Washington Post)

Invest More:

  • How to make your financial resolutions stick (CNBC)
  • 17 financial New Year’s resolutions for 2017 (Motley Fool)
  • 12 Questions For Your Investing New Year’s Resolutions (Seeking Alpha)

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