Livin’ La Vida Local: New Year’s Resolutions

Let Chicago Help You Stay Strong in 2013

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New Year’s resolutions: They’re easy to make, but tough to keep. Although it may be difficult to stick to your guns all year, it’s not impossible. Knowing where to go and what to do to help keep yourself on track in the new year makes all the difference. If you committed to trying one of the following popular resolutions, we can help you make your big life changes happen during your stay, or if you’re a resident of Chicago.

Do you want to exercise more or lose weight?

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From Monday, Jan. 7-13, you can work out at any of the Chicago Park District’s fitness facilities for free. Find a gym that fits you near your Habitat Corporate Suite fully furnished apartment, then consider a short-term membership. Although most of our locations have on-site, state-of-the-art fitness centers, a CPD gym may offer a tempting class or training program. Lake Shore Park (808 N. Lake Shore Dr.) is less than 0.7 miles from Grand Plaza and Columbus Plaza.

Do you want to eat healthier?

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Cold weather doesn’t mean you can’t find great fresh fruits and vegetables to help you eat healthier. The beloved Green City Market is the only sustainable market open year-round in Chicago. Try out artisanal cheeses, meats, fish, sauces, veggies, baked goods, fresh pasta and more, less than 2 miles from Kingsbury Plaza and 400 N LaSalle, and less than 0.7 miles from Belden Stratford.

Do you want to make more “me time?”

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Take time to rejuvenate your mind and body in 2013 at Timeless Spa and Salt Cave (1324 East Ogden Ave., #100) in Naperville. It offers all kinds of spa services, including salt cave relaxation and a zen bed, which offers the benefits of a full night’s sleep in 20 minutes. It’s less than a half mile from the Iroquois Club and less than 1.5 miles from Lincoln at the Parks.

Do you want to donate some time to charity?

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The Greater Chicago Food Depository has partnered with plenty of soup kitchens around the city always looking for volunteers. Breaking Bread (1111 N. Wells St.), a ministry of LaSalle St. Church, is only a 12-minute walk from The Chicagoan, and less than a mile from Kingsbury Plaza.