Doctor: Make a resolution each week

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SUNBURY — You may have already made a New Year’s resolution, but a local doctor says you can make more than one. Dr. Donna Pinter is president, founder and clinical director of Psychological Services in Sunbury.   “I think it’s a wonderful idea to take the time to evaluate where we are, where we’ve been, and where we would like to go. It’s good to have a lot of flexibility in that, as well. Not that we have to make New Year’s resolutions exactly at the new year. It seems that it is important to make resolutions, not only at the beginning of the year, but at the beginning of each week, for example. So…

Making and keeping resolutions

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UNDATED — This is the year to make a New Year’s resolution…and keep it! Many people make resolutions during the start of the new year. This year, a local life coach is giving some pointers on how you can actually achieve the goals you make. Jorjia Clinger is a life coach who also owns Shapes to Come wellness center in Danville and Bloomsburg. She says you can start by thinking of the acronym SMART, “The ‘S’ stands for specific. You can’t just say you want to lose weight, you have to be more specific about how much you want to lose. Measurable is the ‘M.’ Can you measure the goal? ‘A’ is attainable. When you…

Doctor: Get heart healthy in the New Year

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LEWISBURG – The time for making New Year’s resolutions has come – and a local doctor says getting heart healthy should be at the top of your list.   Dr. Petra Lynch is an Evangelical Community Hospital cardiologist, “Exercise on a regular basis – that should be your number one New Year’s resolution. Try walking for 30 minutes a day. Then, make a resolution to eat healthy. Cut out your fast food, eat less processed food, eat more fiber and eat seasonably. If you do this, you will lose weight.”   Dr. Lynch says you should strive to stay healthy throughout the year, not overdo it in the beginning and get burned out. “Live happily,” she…

Freeburg marathoner encourages running

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UNDATED – Is getting into shape one of your New Year’s resolutions in 2014?  Running could be a good way to get started.  So says Freeburg resident and avid runner Mark Sullivan. But, what if you just don’t like running?  “Most people that say that, I tell them they are doing it wrong,” says Sullivan.  “There is a common misconception where people start to run, stretch quickly and then they start to sprint.  No one likes sprinting very long.  If you start off slower and build up your pace over time, you will enjoy it a lot more.” Sullivan has completed in over 160 marathons and has run the Boston Marathon 27 consecutive times.  In…