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Healthy Tip of the Week (HTW) June 6th-June 12th


kersti wrote

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I think general goals are as easy to ignore than specific goals. It's about the will and the motivation to reach the goal. For control purposes of course it is better to set concrete goals and tick them after finishing, but general goals could be more motivation because you let yourself enough action space. It depends on the type of human being you are. Try it for yourself and start with sports, and I do not mean Wii sports ;D !

Laura wrote

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I think the main thing in goal setting is being realistic with yourself. You can set a really specific goal (i.e., I will exercise 30 minutes a day 5 days a week + I will eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day), but if you are unable to get the extra fruits and vegetables locally for every day of the week, or if you are unable to budget that amount of time to exercise - you will only set yourself up for failure.

Be honest with yourself: If you can only realistically exercise 1 time a week for 30 minutes, make that your goal. As you begin to achieve that goal consistently, you'll see that you might be able to increase your goals to 2x.. or even 3x a week. It's easy to aim high, fail and then get discouraged by your failure. Instead, I say that every little bit helps. If you make a realistic goal, you're more likely to fulfill it and gain the encouragement to increase your goals down the line. Good luck! If I can do it - so can you! Baby steps - every little bit counts!