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SMART Goals For New Year Weight Loss
Entering a New Year brings new resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. This often results in a health kick from the community; however, people often find these changes unsustainable with approximately 80% of resolutions failing by the second week of February.
Now with the concern of COVID the challenge is even greater. If you are thinking of bettering yourself in the New Year, setting SMART goals may help. SMART an acronym that you can use to guide your goal setting. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
Annually, losing weight and getting in shape is one of the most popular resolutions. If you aim to improve your health and reduce your weight, it is best to avoid quick fix programs. Many people think of dieting as a drastic and rigid change, with a high risk of putting the pounds back on. What is more likely to succeed is gradual change, made in a much more sustainable way.
When considering dietary changes, look for programs that are designed to offer a realistic approach that will teach you how to take control of your nutrition, alleviating hunger pains, crash dieting or the pressure of following strict plans. In your weight loss journey, it’s important to remember that a combination of diet and exercise is best at any stage of weight loss. Exercise is a healthy way to increase lean muscle mass, reduce fat and improve quality of life.
Personalized diet and exercise programs that consider dietary restrictions and health complications can help you achieve your goals. Health exercise programs along with educational resources can help you succeed whatever stage you are in your health and wellness journey.
As COVID is a constant on everyone’s minds, we hope to help alleviate some of those concerns with healthy exercise. Staying on top of your health is more important now than ever before. A healthy diet and regular exercise will promote a strong immune system.
The path to achieving a healthier you requires dedication and diligence. Local health professionals are here to support you through the process to ensure healthy, sustainable changes for 2021 and beyond.
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