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Why? Goals give you something to work toward. They motivate you and hold you accountable.
Goals challenge you! We can help in that department, by the way — our Healthy Driven Challenge provides dozens of healthy nutrition, physical or emotional challenges to tackle.
Don’t think of your goal as a temporary pursuit. Make it a change in your lifestyle. WebMD offers some great suggestions to help you make that permanent change.
Here’s what some of our bloggers resolve to do in 2016:
• This new year I’ll work on spending more time at home with my two children and watching my portion sizes at meals. - Dr. Jonathan Gibson
• I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I try to work on improvements to my lifestyle in a more continuous fashion. This past year I gave up artificial sweeteners and white/refined rice (switched to whole grain/wild rice). I also added pull-ups and heavier (>1x bodyweight) deadlifts to my workout program to increase my overall strength and fitness. - Laurie Lasseter
• I have asked Santa for the FitBit Surge to help keep my fitness routine on track! It’s not easy to keep things consistent being a full-time wife, mom and Fitness Coordinator so any help I can get to keep me motivated is a plus! - Carol Teteak
• My resolution for 2016 is to take a moment when life gets too stressful just to breathe and relax. Between buying a house, moving and planning a wedding, things are going to be very hectic for me in the first half of the year, so I’d like to try to remind myself to just breathe and take a moment to focus, rather than letting time pass me by in a whirlwind of stress. I’d also like to make sure I keep up on my diet and exercise routine to help keep the stress at bay! - Alanna Troyer
• One of my resolutions for 2016 is to go to bed when I’m tired. I enjoy staying up late and watching Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert on TV and I don’t always get my 7-8 hours of sleep that I need! - Toni Havala
What are your resolutions for the coming year? Share what you’re working on in the comments!
Resolve to be healthy driven! Our free, online HealthAware assessments are a good place to start.
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