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Getting a head start on health in 2018

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People were finding different ways to get active at the Y, whether it was swimming, running, or spending time on the machines. People were finding different ways to get active at the Y, whether it was swimming, running, or spending time on the machines.
A big push towards better physical health is something that can be seen every year in early January. A big push towards better physical health is something that can be seen every year in early January.

A big push towards better physical health is something that can be seen every year in early January.  Many people set being more active as one of their New Year's resolutions and hit the gym early - and that was the case at the Lima YMCA on New Year's Day.

People were finding different ways to get active at the Y, whether it was swimming, running, or spending time on the machines.  This is something that those with the YMCA say they see every year.

"It’s a great time of year for people to get started back if they haven’t been in the fall, and we see a lot of families coming in - we’ve got some guests in today already, so people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions, and hopefully sticking with it too," said Terri Averesch, Vice President of the Lima YMCA.

While it's easy to set a New Year's resolution, for some, it's difficult to see it done through the year.  Professionals say that the best way to avoid giving up is to set an attainable goal and continue working on it - and you just might see your resolutions fulfilled for 2018. 

"Write them down - that’s very important - write them down so you see your goals, give yourself a time limit as well, maybe set a day or an approximate date of that goal that you want to achieve," said Abe Frieson, a Fitness Coordinator for Mercy Health St Rita's.

But even if you find yourself falling a little short with your goals, it's important not to give up.

"Don’t get discouraged if you don't meet your goals at the time that you wanted, just re-evaluate them and hit it anew," said Frieson.

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