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Why Fitness Goals Are Important to Your Health

By Virginia Laird

Each year, millions across the nation set out to make New Year’s resolutions which can help make general improvements to their health and wellness, as well as other areas of life. Before committing to your goals, it is wise to consider including a couple of goals concerning your health. Personal trainers admit that fitness goals sometimes seem to be the most difficult to maintain. However, these same goals can be the most rewarding and produce the best results. Making these goals can help in several ways, including:

  • Goals should be set with a plan
  • Fitness goals are important
  • Setting goals can breed success

Goals Should Be Set With a Plan

Setting goals is a great idea and an easy bandwagon to jump on when the the new year rolls around. However, research suggests that the vast majority of those who set resolutions do not follow through all year long. When setting goals, it is best to always have a plan of action. Including both long and short-term goals for the plan can help keep you motivated and on the path.

Fitness Goals Are Important

Fitness goals are important because they create accountability, establish focus, and allow you to take control. Without goals it is easy to get lost in the moment, eating the wrong foods, skipping the workout because you are having a lazy day, or any other excuse which may be preventing you from being successful in attaining your desired end results.

Setting Goals Can Breed Success

There are probably more than a handful of things which you would like to (or need to) change in the upcoming year. Many people consider:

  • Weight loss
  • Healthy eating
  • Stop smoking

Once you have determined the goals you will commit to, having goals to meet along the way is a great way to stay focused and motivated. Without checkpoints along the way to you final destination, it can be a struggle to remain committed for the entire year. Success is best found when accompanied by goals and establishing these checkpoints.

Now is the time to begin planning your goals for 2018. Be sure not to overwhelm yourself with too many goals. Keep your list short and simple, this can help you be successful. Good luck and may your 2018 be your best year ever!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Spanish Fork, Utah.

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