Friday, August 10, 2012

Just One Thing -- Step 2: Set ONE Goal

By Audrey Burghard, Health and Wellness Coordinator at the Co-op

Now that you have a list of things you would like to change or know you should change to improve your health, Set ONE Goal.  It might be drinking more water, going for a 15 minute walk every day, cutting back on tobacco or alcohol use, or adding more vegetables and fruits.  Make your goal simple and attainable!  Take some time to set your goal rather than jumping in and picking something that you really can’t take on right now.

You might be someone who is in the more “advanced” stages of being healthy.  You still are not exempt  from needing to continue to make changes.  Some more advanced changes might include switching to all whole grains, reducing red meat intake, getting enough fiber in your day, or reducing stress.  If you are already active, maybe it’s time to enter an event and train for it.  Committing to health is a daily process that is continuous.  It does get easier the more we do it, but we all need to focus on prevention of disease and maintaining healthy body weight.

Send me your goals!  I’d like to hear about all the positive changes being made out there in your lives.  Stay tuned for Step 3, and keep up the good work on your journey toward a healthy lifestyle!

Stay tuned to my blog for the next step!
Yours in Health,

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