Lent 2014: 6 Things You Should Be Giving Up (For Real!)

Whether you're Catholic or not, Lent is an excellent time to get serious about those healthy resolutions you failed to put into practice on January 1st. Michael Koller, MD, an internal physicist at Loyola University Health System says Lent is the ideal time to pick up a healthy habit. “Since it’s only 40 days, that’s a goal people feel they can attain...there will be lots of people around to support you and not tempt you to fall off track," he said. 

Use the next 40 days to give up some destructive habits and tackle these (realistic) healthy resolutions instead: 

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Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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