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Magazine Subscriptions That Can Help You Keep the Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Resolutions Most Popular Magazine Subscription Discounts DealsNeed help making that new year’s resolution stick? We’ve got a magazine subscription that can help! Get inspiration and motivation in your mailbox each month with these titles for each of the most popular resolutions.

Did you make new year’s resolutions this year? It’s a popular practice to vow to improve oneself as one year changes to the next, but according to the Journal of Psychology, fewer than 10 percent actually follow through on them.

There’s apps dedicated to helping resolution-makers stick to their plans, and even social media can be a useful tool to offer accountability. But we’d like to think that new inspiration and motivation arriving in your mailbox every month can help, too.

So with that in mind, here’s the magazine subscriptions we recommend to help you keep the most popular resolutions you—or someone you know—probably made this year.

1. Lose Weight and Get Fit: Getting in shape may be the most popular promise many make to themselves—and also the one most often broken. But Weight Watchers’ low-fat recipes and Health’s workout routine recommendations offer easy-to-follow instruction that can help.

2. Get a Better Job: Looking for a raise? Maybe better opportunities? If you don’t see much of a future in your current role, maybe it’s time to move on. That can mean striking out on your own with the help of Entrepreneur or brushing up on business trends with Fast Company.

3. Save Money: Resolution or not, saving a few more bucks is always a wise move. All You magazine is packed with coupons to help you spend less on everyday items, while Shop Smart is a popular source for smart spending advice on big and little purchases.

4. Eat Healthy Food: Whether you’re making a gradual change or a major one, you can find a food magazine that can help. Cooking Light is well-known for making over your favorite meals with less fat and calories, while Vegetarian Times is an ideal source for nutritious, but meat-free recipes.

5. Manage Stress: Taking up a hobby or pursuing a new leisurely activity is one way to get your mind off the daily grind. Crafters would find plenty of inspiration in magazines like Crochet Today! or Creative Knitting. Field & Stream is a popular choice for outdoorsy types, and budding shutterbugs can get started with tips and equipment reviews found in Popular Photography.

6. Manage Debt: Take saving money a step further by paying down your debts, planning for major purchases, or life changes like retirement with the help of the sound financial advice found in magazines like Money or Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

7. Take a Trip: Getting away from it all is another way to treat yourself—perhaps for staying on track for another resolution on this list. Plan the perfect getaway with the insider travel tips found in Travel + Leisure or Coastal Living if your ideal vacay is close to the water.

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7 Magazines to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions on Track

New Years ResolutionsThere’s plenty of 2013 left to accomplish those new year’s resolutions—especially with the help of these seven magazines. And for a limited time, save up to 90 percent off.

Still trying to get going on that list of new year’s resolutions? Or looking for help on breaking down those overwhelming goals—lose weight, get organized, save money, take up a new hobby—into smaller, more achievable bites?

There’s plenty of year left, so no need to abandon that list or those goals entirely. Simply turn to a magazine that addresses what you want to accomplish, and not only will you find a source of helpful hints to get there, but also you can look forward to new ideas and encouragement every month.

In honor of the new year and that new you you’re dreaming of, our Red-Tag Winter Sale and $2 Sale feature several helpful magazine subscriptions up to 90 percent off that address some of the most popular resolutions you might have made.

Here’s our seven picks and how they can help.

Real Simple: Once and for all, you’re determined to get your life organized. Whether it’s that hall closet you’ve been avoiding to planning easy and nutritious meals during hectic weeks, there’s an action plan that addresses the clutter you’ve got.

All You: Like, well, just about all of us, you want to save more money, but you don’t want—or don’t have the time—to go to extreme measures to do it. Instead, you need practical and proven solutions because, after all, they add up too.

Cooking Light: Lose weight—it’s a phrase as familiar as “auld lang syne” and it seems the willpower to do so vanishes just as quickly. But eating lighter, healthier foods that still taste great could just be the push you need to get started.

InStyle: Silly as it may sound, you resolved to step up your style this year, and it’s a worthwhile goal. Stepping out of your comfort zone in your wardrobe could give you more confidence to take risks in other areas.

Reader’s Digest: Rarely were you without your nose in a book, at least back in those days before all those adult responsibilities chewed up your “me” time. If reading more was on your list, start small with a longer article here and there.

Parenting: From trusted advice on toys to tips on providing healthier snacks, you’ll feel like the best parent you can be to your little one. Choose between Early Years (ages 0-5) and School Years (ages 6-11) editions.

Popular Photography: Want to take up photography, but don’t know where to start? For this and other hobbies, specialty magazines, like this one, can help with advice on which equipment to buy and educational how to’s.

 

Whole Living magazine February 2012

3 Great Ways to Keep That Healthy New Year’s Resolution

Whole Living February 2012We’ve all made and broken them, but several magazines are offering great tips to help us keep our healthy New Year’s resolutions.

The most popularly made—and perhaps broken—of New Year’s resolutions got a lot of support from the first magazine issues each New Year. Cover after cover promised “light recipes” with “big flavor, no guilt” to result in a “new you!”

But simply resolving to lose weight and eat better may be the source of the problem. For the first year ever, I tried to be very specific with my list of resolutions—or more specifically, the things I wanted to accomplish over the next 12 months.

While they fall into some of those typical generic resolutions like “lose weight” and “eat better,” I have a step-by-step action plan that seems much more attainable than the usual all-encompassing, wide-ranging and rarely accomplished wish list.

With the power of these specifics in mind, I waded through all the low-fat this and cleansing diet that in the new year issues of magazines, and I found three very concrete and useful tools that may help you or a friend if losing weight or changing your eating habits is a goal this year.

If committing yourself to a weight loss plan for an entire year seems overwhelming, try Whole Living magazine’s 21-day cleanse. It’s got an action plan with small steps to take each day, a list of things to avoid, secrets for success and three weeks of recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

But this is more than a diet. This addresses preparing your mind and your body to maximize the effect of the cleanse. Even if it’s not something you stick to regularly, Whole Living suggests revisiting the plan occasionally, even if just for a few days, to give your body a “tune-up.”

One of the lesser emphasized points of Whole Living’s plan was the impact of having a support group, while EatingWell magazine focused solely on the “social network diet.” Involving friends, family, co-workers, your spouse and, yes, even your contacts on the modern social network, can create accountability and provide much needed encouragement.

The magazine shared the story of a woman named Deanne Hobba who reached out to her various support groups—and even built some new ones—to back her up as she lost 123 pounds. But there’s more than inspiration here.

EatingWell followed Hobba’s story with “The Ultimate Get-Slim Guide,” packed with tips, social support sites, calorie-counting apps and a five-day meal plan to get you started.

Motivation for healthy eating could even be found in the most unlikely of sources. Cooking with Paula Deen offered a healthy homemade gift to give in support of a friend’s New Year’s resolutions—or to keep for yourself.

Her Greek vinaigrette combines olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard and Greek seasoning that can be prepared, bottled and presented with a note of encouragement attached. The magazine also included a recipe for big Greek salad packed with fresh veggies and feta cheese.

Here’s another tip: Don’t skimp on the olive oil by going light. While all olive oils are high in fats (the heart-healthy ones), light versions have less flavor.