7 Tips to Setting Realistic Health Goals for 2013.. ...

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If you are trying to lose weight or get healthy it is important to set realistic health goals.

You want goals that are achievable and measurable with a little bit of a challenge.

Often times people set goals that are unrealistic and set themselves up for failure.2

If you are interested in learning about how to set realistic health goals for 2013, then keep reading.

1. Achievable

When setting realistic health goals you need to be sure your goal is achievable.

Saying "I want to weigh 100 pounds" when you are 5 foot 9 isn’t very realistic nor is it healthy.

Give your goals a little reality check before you start pushing for them.2

Goals that seem a little off will need to be reconstructed to be more attainable.

2. Specific

Saying you want to lose weight isn’t enough when setting a goal.

A good goal is more specific than that.

How do plan to lose weight?

A better goal would be something like, β€œI plan to walk every day and eat a healthy diet to lose weight.”2

3. Relevant

Your specific goal needs to be relevant to your life.

Obviously trying to lose weight while you are pregnant isn’t going to happen.

It’s not a goal that makes since nor would it be healthy for you as a mother or your child.

4. Measurable

Of course numbers help too.

Even the goal in my second point is lacking.2

So we know the goal is to lose weight and we kind of know how the goal will be achieved, but how do we know when the goal is reached.2

I mean, technically if you lose one pound you’ve lost weight.

I guess my question is, at what point will you claim victory.

Your goal needs to be measured.

An even better goal than the previous one would be, β€œI plan to walk every day and eat a healthy diet to lose 5 to 10 pounds.” With this new goal we know when we have reached the end.

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