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How to Set Healthy Goals

Wow! It’s June already?! Remember those New Year’s Resolutions? Yea, me neither. What makes reaching your goals so tough? (Besides pizza!)

We’ve all made resolutions we think will stick, but what really makes a successful goal? 45% of Americans set a resolution, but only 8% achieve their goals by the end of the year. At Jawbone, we’re thinking year-round about how goals work for people in our community. The Smart Coach team is dedicated to creating an experience that helps you achieve your health aspirations. How do we ultimately help the UP® community achieve their healthy goals in an intelligent way? Research and experimentation are at the core of how we approach goal-setting for the UP® community.

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How University Students Sleep

Good sleep is strongly linked to learning, memory, creativity, and problem solving. However, poor sleep habits notoriously plague college and university students, depriving them of performing their best when it matters the most. Research into the problem has generally been limited to sleep surveys of single universities, for short periods, of less than 1,000 students (110, for example). Leveraging the sleep tracking capabilities of UP by Jawbone, we can take an unprecedented look at how tens of thousands of college students sleep across the country at over 100 universities, totaling 1.4 million nights of sleep.
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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

As the clock strikes midnight on December 31, many around the world will embark on new resolutions, the first step to improve their lives—or so they think.

Unfortunately, most resolutions don’t work out. According to John Norcross, arguably the foremost researcher on resolutions, 81% of New Year’s resolutions fail. Even more shockingly, 29% of them fail within the first two weeks. Why?

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