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How to Keep Your Health Goals for the New Year

Are you ready for a healthier you this new year? Find out how to keep your health goals through the year with these helpful tips.

January 02, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

Do you have plans to get healthy this new year? We want to help! Whether it’s eating better or exercising more, learn how to stay on track for the whole year. Here are a few tips to help you keep your health goals and even turn them into a new lifestyle.

Make a Plan

Did you know that only 8% of Americans are successful in achieving their New Year’s resolutions? Don’t be part of the majority who quits after the first few weeks; create a plan that will make your health goal(s) a reality. Write down your goal(s) in a journal to map out small steps to take towards making it happen. You can even get started with these beginner workout tips, stocking your kitchen with healthy food and trying the plate method.

Take It Easy

It’s normal to feel stressed when you try to keep up with your health goals as well as your daily routine. Whether it’s been a few weeks or months, it’s okay to take a break if you feel overwhelmed. However, you don’t have to ignore it. Managing your stress in a healthy way can help you improve your mood and get centered. From deep breathing exercises to talking with friends, you can take time for yourself to work through your feelings. When you’re ready to continue, pick up where you left off and keep going.

Stay in Control

Anyone can have a bad day. There’s no need to give yourself a hard time if you skipped the gym or if you had a few slices of pizzas at work. The point is to stay in control and use your time well to make up for it. If you can’t make it to the gym, here are a few ways to work out during your busy day. Plus, you might want to check if your food is stressing you out so you can keep your energy levels up.

Reward Yourself

Celebrate your results when you start seeing progress! It’s important to give yourself a pat on the back for all the hard work you put into your health goals. This doesn’t mean eating a ton of junk food and being a couch potato for a weekend. Treat yourself to some new fitness wear or a night out with friends instead.

This new year, follow our five steps to get healthy now and learn how you can stick with your plan to a better lifestyle.



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