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Amica Insurance shares wellness tips for 2017

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LINCOLN, R.I. - Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions, so Amica Insurance is sharing wellness tips to help develop a healthy plan. 

“Healthy habits don’t just happen – they need to be planned,” said Jean Tapley, wellness program manager at Amica. “With a solid plan in place, your resolution will become a reality.”

Tapley recommends using the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. method to set goals:

  • Specific: Consider the details by setting a weight goal and timeframe.
  • Measureable: Keep an exercise and food log, and weigh yourself weekly.
  • Attainable/Achievable: Losing 10 pounds in a week is not realistic, but one to two pounds a week is attainable.
  • Relevant: Consider the positive effects of weight loss – feeling better, staying off medication or being able to play with grandchildren.
  • Timely: Use a calendar, diary or log to track progress, and make adjustments to meet your goal within a specific timeline.
  • Enjoyable/Exciting: Participate in an activity that you enjoy, and reward yourself for your achievements along the way.
  • Resources: Recruit a workout buddy, or subscribe to a healthy cooking magazine.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,700 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit

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