Be more social. Eat better. Get in shape. No matter your resolution this year, consider tacking on one more: Make a difference. Here are four ways to launch the new and improved you in 2014.
Ring in the New Year: If you're still weighing your New Year's Eve options, consider attending an event that is more than just a boozy celebration. Here are two options: Sheraton Denver Downtown’s Party with a Purpose , which partners with a local charity, and KOSI's New Year's Eve Gala , which benefits the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Tuesday; times, locations vary
Feed the Hungry: While trying to revamp your own diet, help supplement those of others, as well. January is a time of need  for food banks across the Rockies . Adding a few extra cans to your grocery list can make a big difference. And don't forget your four-legged friends , too. Days, locations vary
Take a Swim: OK, technically it’s not a workout, but a quick plunge in the icy waters of the Boulder Reservoir will certainly get your heartrate up. Join hundreds of others at the Boulder Polar Plunge , an event raising funds for the Boulder County AIDS Project  for more than three decades. Warm up with your free T-shirt. Yes, it has long sleeves. Wednesday, 10 p.m.; Boulder Reservoir
Keep up the good work: Coloradans stepped up in a big way in 2013, helping rebuild following floods and fires, and setting records yet again on Colorado Gives Day . But no matter your cause, there's always more good work to be done in 2014.
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