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Numerous Ways to a Healthy Lifestyle by Nutraclick

November 21, 2013

nutraclick health tipsThe first step in developing a healthier life is to decide on goals you’d like to reach. Goals are important because they give you specific milestones by which to judge your progress. Just by writing goals, you program yourself for success. Goals, followed by action, lead to achievements that create a healthier, happier life.

How to Set Health and Wellness Goals

Your goals must align with your personal beliefs. Assuming you believe that good health is important, then goals for achieving it will align nicely. Once you set goals, your subconscious will encourage you to achieve them. Begin each goal with the word “I” and write in the present tense. If you doubt that good health is a worthy goal, sit down and brainstorm the consequences of your current health habits. If you smoke, you might write that poor stamina, cancer, and emphysema will occur in the future. Do that for each of your health habits – the good and the bad ones. That should lead you to a belief in the worthiness of good health as a goal for you and the desire to achieve it.

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The second step is to believe that you can become healthier. To reinforce that belief, the goals you set must be specific, based on your needs, and challenging, but obtainable. Don’t make goals too vague, such as, “I will get healthier each month.” To reach a goal, it must be specific and clear so that you know what to do each day to achieve it. Don’t set goals that don’t match your needs, for example, “I will lose ten pounds,” if you don’t need to lose weight. The goals you set should list small steps toward your ultimate goal of wellness and good health. Best health and wellness products on NutraClick‘s website!

The next step is to decide on what you want to achieve. Set goals in the areas of wellness (i.e.; illness prevention and feeling good), appearance, and general health. Write down all goals you can think of in each area, prioritize them, and start with the top two or three in each area. Something as simple as drinking more water can become a worthwhile, achievable goal. When you finish, you will have a specific plan to improve health and wellness.

Writing Your Goals

It’s important to write down goals to keep you on track. Let’s consider nine specific goals. Your goals, of course, will vary. Each written goal must be specific, clear, and measurable. Include the final goal and the interim steps in achieving it. For example, here are seven goals in the areas of wellness, general health and appearance.

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Wellness Goals

1. By May 1, I will update my immunizations by visiting my family doctor for an evaluation and requesting any needed vaccinations.

2. During the next 6 months, I will lower my cholesterol at least 10 points by changing my diet to a healthier one. I will:
– eat at least six ½ cup servings of fruits and vegetables daily,
– reduce red meat to twice per week,
– eat fish twice per week, and

3. During the next four months, I will prevent colds and flu by:
– getting a flu shot,
– using hand sanitizer after shaking hands, and
– spraying phones, computer keyboards, and doorknobs with disinfectant daily.

Appearance Goals

4. In six months, I will lose at least 26 pounds. I will:
– limit calories to 1,500 or less daily, and
– exercise for 30 minutes per day – either walking or using my exercise bike.

5. I will decrease body fat and improve muscle tone in six months, reducing my BMI by 2 points, by exercising for 30 minutes per day – either walking or using my exercise bike.

General Health Goals

6. In six months, I will reduce my blood pressure from 135/90 to 125/85 by walking or using my exercise bike for 30 minutes per day.

7. In three months, I will build endurance by increasing my daily exercise from 0 minutes per day to 30 minutes per day, starting at 5 minutes daily and increasing by 2 minutes per week.

Review your goals daily and visualize your ultimate success. Some women like to keep a chart on which they check off each task each day. Don’t give up if you don’t accomplish each task every day. If a goal is beset with obstacles, list them. Are there interim goals to address the obstacles? Those should be accomplished first; then return to the original goal. Don’t give up!

After the first six months, take stock, reassess your progress, and continue on with the current goals or change the goals that you’ve accomplished to new ones.

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