Jan 01, 2020
It’s not surprising that most New Year’s resolutions are health-related, people often think of the New Year as an opportunity to set new goals for losing weight, eating healthy, and becoming physically fit. New Year’s resolutions often fail after a few months into the New Year because goals aren’t specific enough. Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
- Mark your calendar with the next race you would like to run or create a timeline that includes how much weight you are planning to lose.
- Include dates as benchmarks that will help you stay on track to your goal. Don’t expect to change overnight.
- Visit your doctor; consulting with your healthcare provider before starting a diet or physical activity regimen can help assure you that you’re not setting yourself up for failure. Your doctor can develop a plan that is ultimately safe and effective.
- Get a physical exam and include blood tests that monitor your heart health such as your cholesterol and sugar levels. These laboratory tests can help you determine your goals.
- Get adequate sleep, most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep.
- Reward yourself by treating yourself to something you enjoy that does not conflict with your resolution.
- Keep trying. If you have given up on your resolutions, start over again.
Now is the best time to visit your healthcare provider for a healthy start to your New Year. Schedule your appointment at any of our locations today!