Committing to a healthy lifestyle is something that is both challenging
and rewarding. We know how hard it can be to stick to a good diet and
fitness routine. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track with your
health and fitness goals.
#1. Write down your goals.
It’s easy to have a broad set of goals for your health and fitness,
but do you have a hard time realizing what your specific health and fitness
plan should be? Write down the ideal weight you would like to be or the
amount of miles you want to run/walk and come up with a plan on how you
will achieve them. Writing down the exact goals you want to achieve, along
with the steps it takes to reach them, helps make your goals tangible.
It allows you to have concrete objectives to strive for.
#2. Start small.
Change is hard. Don't overwhelm yourself by replacing your old routine
with a brand new health and fitness routine. Start by introducing healthy
behaviors into your life little by little. Your new healthy habits will
slowly build themselves up into a routine that you're used to.
#3. Find a teammate!
Recruiting a friend to achieve your health and fitness goals with allows
you to hold each other accountable for the goals each of you have set.
Together you can cook healthy meals or create fun work out routines. Working
on your goals with a friend is a great way to motivate yourself to maintain
your healthy habits.
#4. Remove temptations.
Remove things in your life that would tempt you to go against your healthy
habits. Just because you pass the cookie dough on your trip to the grocery
store doesn't mean you need to buy it. Instead, buy a healthier sweet
snack to replace the temptation of the cookie dough.
#5. Celebrate your victories.
Changing your habits can be extremely tough. That's why you need to
keep track of your victories and celebrate them! Celebrating your commitment
to healthy habits is a great way to continue your success.
Start your journey to a healthier lifestyle by implementing these tips
into your everyday life. You'll definitely sense a difference in the
way you feel about your health. Contact our
Family Medicine physicians at 302.660.7333 for more information on how to get your health on track.