Live Life Well: Keeping Your Resolutions In 2018
North American Precis Syndicate
Next year could be better than ever if you resolve to follow five ideas. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—The New Year is a wonderful time to not only evaluate your
past, but also explore your goals for the year ahead. While it is common that
health and fitness resolutions land at the top of people’s list, the
truth is that achieving any goal in 2018 is dependent upon good health.
Whether planning that bucket list vacation, trying a new hobby or spending
more time outdoors, a healthy fitness routine is the backbone of making these
This year, create an attainable health and fitness goal to help you reach
all your resolutions. SilverSneakers, the nation’s leading fitness
community for older adults, offers the following tips on how to make
resolutions that will help you live life well in 2018:
1. Set a SMART goal: SMART
stands for Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic and Time Bound. “Losing
weight” is not a specific measurable goal; instead, say you want to
lose 10 pounds in three months. That way, you have something to strive toward
and measure against.
2. Start small: If you only
focus on an ambitious long-term goal, you may be setting yourself up for
failure. It is important to set weekly milestones that allow you to see
progress and achieve success early and often.
3. Bring a friend: Knowing that
you promised a friend you would join her for that 6 a.m. class keeps you
accountable for showing up and doing your best. Having a friend to work out
with also makes the experience more enjoyable.
4. Track progress: As you work
toward your goals, make sure to track your activities and the progress you
make along the way. Whether it be pounds lost or miles ran, it will be
encouraging to see where you started and where you are now.
5. Celebrate success: Each
milestone toward the end goal should be celebrated. Completing your
resolution won’t happen overnight and the journey should be an exciting
time as you work toward a healthier you.
For more than 25 years, SilverSneakers has been helping older adults enjoy
and get the most out of life by engaging participants in physical activity,
as well as fostering new friendships with a welcoming member community.
Through exercise, SilverSneakers helps people maximize their health and
well-being, and maintain their active lifestyle in retirement.
To find out if you are eligible or to find a class in your area, visit www.SilverSneakers.com.
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)