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5 Tips to Help Achieve Your Health Goals

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 6, 2018 11:09:55 AM / by Alex Olson

Alex Olson

5-Tips-To-Achieve-Health-Goals-DNA-Testing-AGSMost people have the goal to live a long, happy, and healthy life. We all reach for these goals by exercising on a regular basis, as well as incorporating healthy foods into their diet. Although we have good intentions, life happens and sometimes their goals can be hard to achieve. If you want to succeed, it's a good idea to set some smaller goals to reach your main one. Goal setting can be sometimes challenging, so here are 5 tips to help get you started!

  1. Set Goals that Motivate You
When setting specific goals, make sure the goal motivates you. If the goal is important to you, you have a much higher chance to accomplish it and feel triumphant. If a goal does not motivate you, you will have no desire to reach it. Create goals that are of high priority to you.


  1. Set SMART Goals

SMART goals stand for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time bound. To set specific goals, they need to be clear and to the point. If your goals are vague, they will not guide you in a specific direction. To set measurable goals, you need to include amounts, dates, and any other numbers to measure your progress. Maybe set weight goals for the month. When you are creating your goals, make sure they are attainable and possible to achieve. If you set unrealistic goals, it will ruin your confidence and you will have no desire to reach that goal. Next, set relevant goals. The goals should go in the direction you want your life to go in, and this will also help to keep you focused. Finally, set time bound goals. Goals need a deadline so that you want to achieve your goal in a timely manner.


  1. Find a Workout Buddy

Workouts are always more fun and interesting when you have a friend to do them with! A workout buddy will help to make the workout go by quicker and they will hold you accountable. And, your workout buddy will be great for support.


  1. Write Down Your Goals

When you write down your goals for the week, month or year, writing it down makes your goals real. When you see it everyday, you have no excuse to not pursue it. One example is making a To-Do list. You can write down all of your goals on it, and post it somewhere will you cannot miss it, like your fridge or bathroom mirror.

  1. Try Something New Each Week

Sometimes it's easy to find an excuse not to workout or eat healthy. In order to prevent this, a great idea is to find something new to love. If you like chicken, try a new chicken dish every week. This allows you to switch it up and still be healthy at the same time. Also, change up your workout regimens. If you continue to do the same workout everyday, you will get bored and will not want to continue pursuing your health goals.


With these 5 tips, you will reach your goals in no time. Don’t forget to stick with it and be patient! 

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Topics: Diet & Eating, Healthy eating

Alex Olson

Written by Alex Olson

Alex is now a senior at the University of Arizona, where she majors in Public Health with a minor in Nutritional Sciences.

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