Have you resolved to improve your health this year?
Striving for a healthier lifestyle is a resolution we can get behind here at Premier Medical Group!
Often times, the most difficult part of achieving your new year health goals, is keeping up your January 1 motivation all year long. It takes many small achievements to build up to one large goal. Here are some easy tips to help keep you going as 2017 wears on!
1) Write them down.
Is your goal this year to get more sleep? Maybe you want to spend more time reading a book rather than looking at a screen or you want to improve your eating habits. Whatever your goal may be, write it down and place the reminder somewhere you will see it often, such as sticky note on your bathroom mirror. This simple reminder will help keep your goal top of mind as you go about your day.
2) Start with something achievable.
If your ultimate goal is to drop 30 pounds, don’t let yourself feel overwhelmed. A goal like this simply cannot happen overnight. Start by setting a measurable, achievable goal that will help you work towards your ultimate goal. For example, if you wish to lose 30 pounds, start making it a priority to get to the gym 3 times a week. Once you have established a routine on the schedule, work in another achievable task – like adding one more day to your gym rotation or eliminating sugary drinks. The small steps will help propel you further on your health journey!
3) Find a support system.
Make your new year goal setting more fun with the help of family, friends and co-workers. Recruit the help and support of people in your life to help keep you on track. People are often honored to be part of the self-improvement process. Who knows, you may even impact others to improve their own health this year too!
These are just a few tips that can help break down your big, awesome, new year health improvement goals into more manageable pieces. Be sure to add things like well-checks and getting your flu shot to your list of healthy to-dos in 2017 as well. Here at PMG, we love helping our patients take care of themselves! Still, even those with the healthiest lifestyles do get sick from time to time. In that case, come see us at Premier Medical Group for #FullCircleCare. Here is wishing you the best as you knock out your health goals this year!