16 Steps to a New You in the New Year

Let your New Year’s resolution know you’re in it for the long haul. By taking the following steps, you’ll steadily become the healthier, lighter, younger-looking and all-around better you you’ve always wanted to be. Set out with determination, make the right food, exercise and lifestyle choices, and you’ll get to enjoy a makeover that’ll last a lifetime. Step into 2013 with a renewed sense of what it means to live well!

Don’t Neglect Your State of Mind

\r\n“Depression is a problem that is not to be ignored. If you or a family member is suffering from depression, seek the help of a medical professional. Here are some things you can do to improve your mental health, help your heart and lengthen your lifespan:\r\n

\r\nStretch it out! Exercises like yoga raises levels of endorphins, which relieves stress and gives your brain the feeling of pleasure.

\r\n\r\nTake your omega-3s! In addition to helping the heart, omega-3s also help with depression and low mood. Many psychiatrists recommend it for their patients for depression. You can increase your omega-3’s with a supplement or in your diet by eating more salmon, flaxseeds and walnuts.

\r\n\r\nGet more sunshine! Inadequate sunlight is a common cause of depression (called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD), If you suspect a connection between depression and the time of year, you may benefit from a sun lamp. Talk to your doctor about this.”
- Mehmet Oz, MD

From Cerebral Palsy to Olympian: How This Athlete Beat the Odds

Nick Mayhugh, a world-class athlete in USANA's "Winner's Circle," is showing you how he fuels his body and ambition.

Nick Mayhugh grew up playing soccer like most American kids do. But unlike most kids, he had the elite skills to match his deep passion. He perfected his play, practiced into the nights and dedicated his young life to the sport. For him, that meant secretly compensating for physical effects he was told were normal growing pains but that he knew weren't, like numbness on the left side of his body. So he pushed harder than the others, learning to play with just his right limbs and teaching himself to walk without a limp.

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