Make This Your Healthiest Year Yet!

There’s no better time to start a goal than the first of the year. It’s a chance to renew and dedicate yourself to your goals and dreams. For some people, it’s a financial goal and for others, it’s to make it the healthiest year ever. How do you achieve any goal? First, you have to write it down in terms that are concise, measurable, and realistic. Having a timeline can prevent procrastination. Start by ensuring your goal is realistic.

How are you going to make this the healthiest year ever?

With a few exceptions, everyone has something they can do to live a healthier lifestyle. What is your biggest health nemesis? Is it excess weight? Smoking? Lack of exercise? Whatever it is, precisely identifying your biggest problem will give you a starting point. It helps provide direction. If you’re overweight, how many pounds do you need to lose? If you need to get more exercise, how much is more?

How are you going to achieve it?

Achieving any goal is all about being consistent. If you want to be healthy, you can’t eat broccoli at one meal and think you’ve accomplished your goal. Focus on how you’ll incorporate your goal consistently into your lifestyle. Is getting fit your goal? Put regular exercise into your schedule as you would with any important appointment. If eating healthier is your goal, start meal planning or take a smaller step like eliminating food with added sugar might be your answer. Is weight loss a goal? How much are you going to lose?

Break down big goals into smaller ones.

Weight loss is probably the most popular goal. A realistic goal is to lose one to two pounds a week. Just divide the number of pounds by two for two pounds a week and you’ll find how many weeks it will take. If it’s 30 pounds, at two pounds a week it will take 15 weeks. That gives you a roadmap on how to reach your ultimate goal. You’ll also have to create a plan of action on how to achieve that goal. Are you going to focus on healthy eating? Is exercising the route you’ll take? If you want to get the best results, do both. Don’t forget to include a method of tracking your success.

  • Decide how you’ll measure your success and how you’ll know you reached your goal. You can measure your endurance by climbing stairsteps or using a health marker, like lower blood pressure.
  • Every journey starts by taking the first step. Don’t procrastinate. Take action. If you want to be fit, move more. You can start today by walking regularly as you create your written goals.
  • While you can reach a weight loss goal by eating healthier, adding exercise makes it even easier. You build muscle tissue and melt fat tissue when you workout regularly. The more muscle tissue you have, the more calories you burn 24/7.
  • We can help you define your goals and create a realistic plan of action that will help you reach them. We help you track your success and hold you accountable for sticking with your goals.

For more information, contact us today at Habitat Health & Fitness

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