2017 Healthcare Countdown

2017 Healthcare Countdown

Keeping you healthy, happy and fit through the holidays and into New Years

The holiday season is officially here and New Years is just around the corner! With so much to do and so little time it’s easy to forget about those health resolutions and goals you set almost a year ago. East Jefferson General Hospital is here to help guide you through the holiday season with quick tips and friendly reminders of things left to do in 2016 so you can finish this year stronger than ever!

Cheers to the New Year!

2017 Countdown CalendarSetting New Year’s resolutions can be daunting for many. Year after year, the same things are added to another new list and each year those same things go unachieved. This year, try doing things differently!

The beginning of a New Year often brings new opportunities for some and a fresh start for many. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year’s achievements and growth and to start a new list of health goals and lifestyle habits to strive for in the upcoming year.

This year, instead of large, generalized goals such as ‘lose weight’ or ‘run more’, try setting smaller, more attainable ones that fit your lifestyle and make the most sense for you. For each goal you set, create a plan for how you will accomplish it. List what you will need to do and how often it will need to be done in order for you to achieve that particular goal. Be as specific as possible when getting started! This will help you see the results of your efforts more quickly and keep you motivated to stay on track. When setting new goals it’s also important to set realistic time frames for achieving these ‘mini goals’ in order to track and measure your progress and make the appropriate adjustments if necessary.

Whether it’s eating better, becoming more active, spending more time with family and friends, volunteering, taking more time for yourself, or anything else on your list, be sure you have a plan to help you achieve the results you want in 2017!