Now is the time to start thinking of attainable goals for the New Year.
Try to make them SMART.
S - specific M - measurable A - attainable R - relevant T - time based
You can break a bigger goal like losing 50 pounds or lowering your blood pressure into smaller goals eg.
In six months I will lower my blood pressure. I will do this by losing weight, eating right and exercise.
You can break this goal down to smart goals by:
Weight; S - I will lose 6 pounds in January. M - is measured by weighing A - is this is an attainable weight loss R - it is relevant as it is proven that weight loss lowers blood pressure T - is the month
some add E - which is to evaluate and adjust goals
Exercise; S - I will walk 30 minutes a day in January M - is tracking the daily walk A - I have the time to walk 30 minutes a day R - exercise is proven to help lower blood pressure T - is the month of Jan. again it can be evaluated and adjusted for the next month
Diet; S - I will go on a low sodium diet by staying within the 1300 - 2300 mg for January M - sodium is listed on the food and can be tracked A - this is the recommended daily amounts that can be maintained R - with planning this is a realistic sodium intake T - january is the time
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