February 05, 2019
Did you make a resolution to exercise more, lose weight or to eat healthier this year? Achieving your resolution is no easy feat, especially when it comes to health goals. In fact, according to U.S. News and World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. To buck this trend, here are few tips you can do to stay on track and reach your desired goals.
Set Reachable and Measurable Goals
Start by setting small goals for yourself and create a timeline for when you want to achieve your goals that’s realistic and doable for you. Simple changes to your lifestyle, such as swapping out a bag of chips for an apple or adding an extra session at the gym, can help you feel confident that you’re making progress.
Find a Support Team
Share your progress with your family and friends. They not only keep you accountable, but also encourage you to keep up your momentum. You can also seek out others who have similar goals. Try joining a workout class or setting up a weight loss competition at work with your fellow associates.
Consider getting professional help from a trainer or wellness coach. For example, you can sign-up for classes from the Am I Hungry? ® program. The program is an eight-week virtual workshop that teaches you how to eat mindfully without depriving yourself. As a SmartHealth member, you have access to the program for a small participation fee of $47. To sign-up, please visit https://amihungry.com/acm-workshop-registration/.
There will be days or maybe even weeks where you may falter on reaching your goals, but don’t get discouraged. Take time to reward yourself when you make progress and celebrate each step of the way as you work towards improving your health and overall well-being.