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How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

December 29, 2016

Experts agree: the more specific you can be with your resolutions, the more likely you'll be able to keep them. Instead of making lofty declarations that may not be achievable, consider narrowing in to focus on measurable goals. Below are a few examples of how to be more specific.

 
1. Going broad: "I'm going to live a sustainable lifestyle."
Thanks to the plastic bag ban, we're now using reusable containers when we go to the market. There's increased awareness about where our food comes from and how it's produced. There's a preference for organic, whole foods and a groundswell of support for local farmers. Now, it's time to think beyond the bag. Beyond food. Look at your clothes. Where do they come from? Does the company that makes them value sustainability? Are the materials they use natural, biodegradable, or made from recycled materials? Instead of broadly declaring you'll change your entire lifestyle to become more sustainable, narrow in and say, "I resolve to do away with harmful synthetic clothing and instead will support brands that believe in environmentally sustainable efforts and materials."

 
2. Going broad: "I'm going to be more active this year."
Isn't this on everyone's list? Without a more focused intent, you're almost certain to fail on some level. Try to get more specific by stating, "I'm going to take up a new outdoor hobby this year." Even in the winter, with the right clothing, you can stay safe and warm outdoors. Why not try your hand at uphill skiing? (Yes, that's a thing.) How many other great outdoor adventures await? Get outside and explore!

 
3. Going broad: "I'm going to eat healthier this year."
Great resolution. Seriously. But again, without defining how you are planning to do that, you could be setting yourself up to fail. Instead maybe say, "I'm going to break up with sugar... starting with eliminating juices and soda from my diet for one year." Sugar: that ubiquitous - and often unnecessary - additive that creeps into almost everything we consume is linked to serious issues such as diabetes and obesity. Eliminating it from your diet could be the start to a healthier, happier new you.

With resolutions, as in life, staying focused is the key to success!

Best wishes for a safe, happy and healthy 2017!



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Sizing Guide

To find your size in Ridge Merino clothing and socks, start with the size charts below.  Remember if for any reason your receive your order and it doesn't fit, we offer free exchanges and returns.  


Women's, Men's, Kid's and Sock sizing information below: 

 

 

Women's Clothing - Size Guide

 

 

Finding the right size.  The measurement below refers to body size, not garment dimensions (with the exception of the specs marked actual garment measurements).  If you are in between sizes, either size down for a tighter fit or up for a looser fit. 

 

  

 *Looking for the inseam length? Please refer to the product page to find out.

HOW TO MEASURE:
Chest - Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist - Measure around your natural waistline.
Hip - Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

Actual Garment Measurements*
Sleeve Length- Measured from the collar (at high shoulder point) to the sleeve opening.
Body Length (Torso) - Measured from the highest shoulder point (at collar) to the hem.
*listed on select product pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men's Clothing - Size Guide

 

Finding the right size.  The measurement below refers to body size, not garment dimensions (with the exception of the specs marked actual garment measurements).  If you are in between sizes, either size down for a tighter fit or up for a looser fit. 

 

Men's Size Guide

 

*Looking for the inseam length? Please refer to the product page to find out.

HOW TO MEASURE:
Chest - Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist - Measure around your natural waistline.
Hip - Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

Actual Garment Measurements*
Sleeve Length- Measured from the collar (at high shoulder point) to the sleeve opening.
Body Length (Torso) - Measured from the highest shoulder point (at collar) to the hem.
*listed on select product pages

 

 

 

 

 

Kid's Clothing - Size Guide

 

Finding the right size.  The measurement below refers to body size, not garment dimensions (with the exception of the specs marked actual garment measurements).  If you are in between sizes, either size down for a tighter fit or up for a looser fit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unisex Socks - Size Guide