Do you also find yourself breaking your New Year Resolution only after a week? The problem may lie with your resolution itself! Here are a few ways to make sure you make the right kind of resolution for your heart health and are able to keep it!
Set Specific goals
Know clearly what it is that you want to achieve this year. Instead of deciding that you want to lose weight, decide how much weight you want to lose. And focus on what you want to achieve. If you weighed 90 Kgs in December, think practically how much you would like to weigh end of this year. If you have a goal in mind to walk towards, the path will itself become clear.
Short term aims
To be able to overcome procrastination, set short term aims besides your one year long goal. If you want to keep a check on your junk-food intake, set a limit for each week. This will help you to monitor your progress and keep you motivated.
Know your body
Your resolutions need to be only and only about yourself. You don’t need to think of losing weight just because your cousin is trying to do it. It is important torecognize your unhealthy habits and only then can you start working to improve them. Observe your physical activity levels, eating habits, weight and height and then decide what would you like to change and how.
Stick posters around your room or magnets on your fridge doors, set reminders on your phone or mark on your calendars, download videos for aerobics or read stories of people who have overcome health adversities. Do whatever you think would motivate you the most, but do take some steps. Only thinking or writing down a resolution will take you nowhere.
Tell others about your resolutions and ask about theirs. Help your friends and family so that you all can inspire and keep a check on each other!