SHAPE editors share their plans for a staying healthy and happy in 2015

By Marnie Soman Schwartz

Being healthy and happy is about so much more than fitting into a certain size pair of jeans. So rather than vow to lose the last 5 (or the first 20) pounds (again!), try one of the healthy resolutions our staff is making this year. Wish us luck!

Take Walking Breaks

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"My goal is to get up from my desk to take walking breaks more often-even if it's only for five minutes!"

-Kylie Gilbert, Digital Editorial Assistant (It's a good idea-here's why sitting is worse than we thought!)

Conquer a Fear of Heights

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"I want to learn how to rock climb to get over my fear of heights."

-Bianca Mendez, Web Producer

Host More Dinner Parties

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"This year, I want to host more creative (yet not time- or money-consuming) dinner parties."

-Elizabeth Goodman Artis, Chief Content Director (If this is your resolution, too, start with The Top 5 Recipes Every Woman Should Know.)

Limit Screen Time

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"I'm resolving to not check my phone in bed!"

-Hannah Doyle, Editorial Assistant

Try New Fitness Classes

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"My plan is to get a friend to try a new workout class once a month with me. I won't get bored with my workouts and I'm guaranteed more girlfriend time."

-Rachael Schultz, News Editor

Bring Lunch From Home

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"I want to start making my lunches (like these 10 Filling Vegetarian Sandwiches) instead of eating out every day-it's healthier, and I'll save money!"

-Jenny Hart, Photo Assistant

Express Gratitude

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"I plan on showing gratitude more often."

-Kelsey Castañon, Assistant Beauty Editor

Make Date Night More Special

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"My boyfriend and I resolved to go on more fun, special dates this year. We end up watching TV on the couch too often!"

-Julia Malacoff, Fashion Editor

Go On More Running Dates

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"I want to run more with friends. After being a solo runner for more than 30 years, I've recently tried running with a friend in the morning and I am amazed at how different the run feels. It makes the route go by much quicker and it gives me about an hour of uninterrupted chat time with various friends."

-Rory Evans, Deputy Editor (You can also try one of these 10 Running Goals You Should Make for 2015.)

See My Docs

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"I'm making myself a promise to make appointments with various doctors, like my dermatologist and allergist, to stay on top of my health."

-Nicole Morelli, Assistant Fashion Editor

Get Back to the Barre

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"I've taken ballet classes on and off since I was seven years old, but my attendance has lapsed in the past few years. I plan on doing lots (and lots!) of plies in 2015."

-Marnie Soman Schwartz, Nutrition Editor

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