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!