As the New Year begins, we all find ourselves setting goals. Too often, however, we give up on our goals before the year is even over. So, we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to help you reach your 2017 health and fitness goals!
- Make a Plan. You may have goals in mind, but you’ll need a road map to get there. Brainstorm your goals and write down clear steps towards accomplishing them. Think of it like mile markers on your way to finishing a marathon. Is your goal to exercise 3 times a week? Start with the goal of walking once a week.
- Find an App. Let technology be a part of your 2017 goals. There are several apps out there that can track your activity and your eating habits. You can also find apps that offer workout videos and online training partners to help motivate you. Plus, a little healthy competition never hurt anyone.
- Choose an Interesting Activity. Exercising can be hard enough to fit in your schedule. If it’s an activity that keeps you interested, you’re more likely to make time for it. If running really isn’t your thing, consider a cycling class, kick boxing, or even a dance class.
- Build a Support Team. The truth is you’re not going to meet all your goals on your own. Along the way, you’ll need friends, family members, or trainers to encourage you and inspire you when the going gets tough. Find a friend with similar goals and workout together. Or, consider joining a group that will motivate you.
Let’s work towards a healthier 2017 together!