Barbara Bushman, a clinical exercise specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Bushman, a professor at Missouri State University, said success favors the realistic. About 45 percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions, according internet to researchers at the University of Scranton. About eight percent achieve their goal. Jacqueline Ratliff, an exercise physiologist http://ebelianyvamc.newsvine.com/_news/2014/01/01/22129468-sun-and-fitness-dont-always-go-hand-in-hand with the American Council on Exercise, borrows an acronym from project management to delineate successful goal-setting. "With regard to New Year's resolutions, it is important for people to make these goals S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound)," she explained.
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