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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

again evaluate and adjust for the next month.

Here is the link to find recommended sodium intake as it is different for age groups.
healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrit
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n/sodium/reducing-reduire-eng.php


Here is some information on SMART Goals.
sbinformation.about.com/od/businessm
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agemen1/a/businessgoals.htm


Hope to see some great goals listed for 2013!

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Teresa

"Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly."
~ St. Francis De Sales

I just plan to be a little less of what I am!


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