It’s that time of the year again, when you make your New Year’s resolutions to become a healthier, more productive and all-around better person next year. The hard part, of course, is following through. Here are some tips from Suzette Glasner-Edwards, a clinical psychologist with the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, that appeared in the UCLA Magazine article, Firming Resolve. Then check out these helpful resources right here at UCLA:

Lose weight, get in shape

  • Check out the popular, successful and free Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP), a comprehensive conditioning program to improve cardiovascular fitness and overall strength and mobility. Registration opens at the start of the new year for the next 12-week session, running Jan. 26 – April 17.
  • You can also sign up for Move Mail to receive daily emails at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., reminding you to get up and move. The emails provide instructional videos, walking routes, health and nutrition tips, and updates on FITBREAKS and other programs happening across campus.
  • Want to bicycle your way to health and fitness? Visit the Healthy Campus Initiative’s “Be Well” site for tips, maps and more on biking and other forms of non-car transportation.

Quit smoking

  • Visit Breathe Well to find smoking-cessation resources both on and off campus.
  • Sign up for the UCLA Freedom from Smoking Program, part of the UCLA Wellness Initiative and presented by UCLA Health. Sessions are on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks at the 200 Medical Plaza Building. Call 310-825-0014 for more information and to sign up.

Manage your mind