Resolving to Improve Your Health

Posted January 4, 2018

Keeping those New Year’s resolutions to get back in shape!

It’s a new year, a fresh start, and everyone is setting goals on how they can improve themselves and their lives. New Year’s resolutions can be a fun way to set goals for ourselves. Most of the time, these resolutions are written off and forgotten. However it is important to keep our resolutions, especially if it is something to improve our health.

Why is it Important to Keep Resolutions?

A resolution is a goal we set for ourselves at the start of each new year. It is important because we take the time to evaluate ourselves and determine what we would like to improve upon in our lives. These resolutions help to give us a sense of purpose, and later a very satisfying sense of achievement if the goal is met. This can help improve our self esteem and give us a decent sense of purpose.

Here are Some Ideas to Help Keep Resolutions

  1. Be specific

    Don’t be vague with your resolutions, the best way to make sure you follow through is to make sure you are clear about what you wish to achieve. If you want to lose weight, specify how many pounds you wish to lose. If you want to start keeping a healthier diet, decide what foods you want to cut out or add to your diet. For example, if you were to decide to cut out chips but add trying to eat an apple everyday.

  2. Be realistic

    Set goals that make sense. You likely aren’t going to lose 100 lbs in two weeks, but losing a couple pounds a week until you hit 100 is possible. Rushing yourself can not only lead to unintentional harm, it can also result in discouragement and ultimately giving up. Also make sure it is possible to reach the goal in a realistic time.

  3. Make sure it is possible to maintain

    Congratulations, you’ve achieved your goal and completed your resolution! What are you going to do next? Ideally, you would make sure you don’t fall back into bad habits and keep up your resolution. Make sure your resolution is something you can keep up with even after you achieve it. If you can’t afford to keep a gym membership, try to find other ways to workout and exercise that are within your budget.

  4. Set goals for yourself

    These resolutions are for you . Don’t set resolutions based on what other people feel you should change about yourself. Look at what you want to improve about yourself and your life. Don’t buy a gym membership because your family says you are overweight. Buy a gym membership because you want to work to get back into a shape that is healthy and comfortable for you. Make your resolution something that is personal and that matters to you.

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Let Us Join Your Support System

Another key step in staying healthy is staying on top of your medication regimen. We care about your health, and we want to be a part of your support system.

This is why MedaCheck’s app, Habit, sends off an alert when it’s time to take your medication, along with a photo of the drug, the name of the medication, and any specific instructions to take the medication properly—because it’s not just about taking your medication on time, it’s about doing it the right way. Want to learn more about MedaCheck’s easy-to-use medication reminder system? If you’re a hospital, care center, healthcare organization or home care provider, employer or individual, visit www.medacheck.com.