Health and Fitness

New Years Resolutions

Well we’re now a little more than one month into 2022. How are you doing with your resolutions? If you’ve got a little off course, don’t worry. It is never too late to get back on track. Did you resolve to try to lose weight, stop smoking, sleep better, or exercise more. These are all valuable and attainable goals.

In the book “2 Day Diabetes Diet,” Erin Palinski-Wade said that you should aim to set SMART goals. SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based.

If weight loss is your goal then maybe you should say that you going to lose 20 pounds in order to attain a healthy BMI within 90 days.

If your goal is to stop smoking then plan to join a specific cessation program that sets an attainable goal that will enable you to stop smoking within three months and reverse the detrimental effects on your body.

We have all heard about the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation. We are all sleeping less than our ancestors. Set a goal to increase your amount of sleep by 30 to 60 minutes per night. Plan your day so this becomes attainable by doing such as things as decreasing your screen time. Educate yourself regarding the negative affects of sleep deprivation to make this goal even more relevant.

Set specific exercise goals such as taking the stairs every day at work or doing strengthening exercises three times a week. Schedule time to improve your flexibility with stretching and yoga on a daily basis. This will only improve your overall feeling of well-being and may decreasechronic pain issues and may even make you better at limbo!

Don’t worry if you fall off the course. It happens to everybody. Relevant and attainable goals that are important you will always draw you back.

Stay well!

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