Making New Year's Resolutions That Will Last All Year

 
As we continue to get ready for the New Year we must keep in mind the goals we want to reach this year.  Make sure to think of SMART goals!  Below are some great goals and ideas for helping you to stick to your New Year's resolutions all year long.

Be More Active!
Include the whole family and get fit together.  Doing things as a family makes being active fun!  To reach this go
al, make a schedule that you know you can stick to.   Try planning ahead and setting specific time for activities to help keep you on track.  You should also plan for any type of weather to make sure you get plenty of activity time.  Don't forget to turn off the TV!

Eat More Fruits & Veggies
Try adding fruits and vegetables to every meal.  Choose fruits and vegetables that are in season throughout the year to make sure they are fresh and low in cost.  Fresh fruit is a great snack that can usually be taken on the go.  Low sodium canned or frozen vegetables are a great way to add to any meal.  You can add them as a side dish or serve with some whole wheat pasta.  Make a goal to try a different fruit or vegetable each week. 

Choose Whole Grains
Whole grains are filled with fiber to help you feel full longer.  You can easily add more whole grains to your meals by choosing whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta and brown rice.  Many cereals also have whole grains.  Check the labels to make sure they say "whole grain" at the beginning of the ingredient list.  Try to eat on more whole grain each day!


These are just a few examples of the many healthy New Year's Resolutions that you may want to try.  Choose 1 or 2 of these goals each month.  By doing this you can focus on each goal and really put in your best effort to achieve it!  When a goal becomes a habit, you will know you are ready to try another goal. 

What are your New Year's Goals? 
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