The Light - An Alumni Publication Winter 2014/2015 - Page 26

Wendy Cossman is the editor of New Directions, the Health and Wellness section of the YFU alumni news magazine, and welcomes your healthy living and eating tips from around the world at alumni@yfu.org. Cossman travelled to the Netherlands on a YFU exchange in 1971. She is a registered nurse and health coach. Learn more about Wendy’s consulting services at weightogoconsulting.com. 10 Commandments of Keeping Your Resolutions Who can remember their New Year’s resolution for 2014? Was it losing weight? Drinking less? Exercising more? Maybe it was finding time to relax? How many of you accomplished your goal? Whatever your New Year’s Resolutions are for 2015, now is the time to put words into action! We have just gone through a feasting season of holidays celebrated in different ways around the world. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza, finished with a toast to welcome the New Year. Holiday food, traditions, and celebrations threaten to expand your waistline and get you off the path to health and wellness. Why do we over eat during the holidays? All year we have food-focused celebrations, but none like the traditions of the holidays. The pressure to make it special is what causes temp ][ۈ