A research study published by the Journal of Clinical Psychology cited that losing weight often ranks among the top ten New Year’s resolutions, but only 8 percent of those surveyed achieve their annual goals.
Here are a few tips to make sure you maintain your fitness goals the entire year:
Start slow. Start with only 30 minutes of light exercise a day and continue to increase your duration or intensity as your comfort level increases.
Find out what motivates you. What matters most to you? Playing with your children or grandkids? Getting back to a previous fitness level?
Focus on your progress. It can be easy to lose sight of progress when your ultimate goal has a longer timeline. Focusing on smaller milestones as you work to achieve your goal can keep you feeling motivated.
Congratulations and good luck with your new resolutions!
This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.