New Year’s Resolutions

Premier Physician Network providers answer Frequently Asked Questions about Being Healthier in the New Year.

Is my Health Goal Realistic?

Often, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of succeeding in setting a New Year’s resolution or other goal is the resolution or goal itself. When making a resolution, especially one regarding your health, make sure you set one that’s realistic and reachable.

You can create realistic resolutions by following these tips from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH):

  • Be specific in setting an end goal
  • Take small steps toward that goal by setting mile markers to achieve along the way
  • If you’re looking to make a lifestyle change, make sure it’s manageable long-term

Ask you doctor how to set a realistic New Year’s resolution or other goal to improve your health.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Meghan Brewster, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine; Sally McIntyre, MD, Belmont Physicians; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Cindy Smith, MD, West Carrollton Family Medicine; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine