Not just another resolution
Did you know? 88% of all those hopeful New Year’s Eve resolutions end up as failures. That’s not necessarily a hopeful statistic to start this new decade with, but it does provide the motivation for doing something else entirely: to adopt a long-term view for your health.
A decade is a long time
The arrival of 2020 and the ticking over of the clock doesn’t just herald a whole new year; it ushers in an entirely new decade. That’s a good time to start thinking of your health as a long-term objective, and not just a sprint to lose the weight, get fit, or join a gym. Instead, by taking a long-term view on your journey of health, you’re equipping yourself to make better choices. Here’s why:
- The bandwagon doesn’t matter: If you’ve ever adopted a new dietary plan, you’ll know that the ‘temptation’ of cheat day looms large in your mind. All too often, one bad day at the buffet has you falling off the bandwagon and giving up entirely. Instead, by taking on a long-term view of your health, one bad day won’t matter, and the bandwagon is non-existent. It’s far easier to simply try again the next day, when you don’t beat yourself up about yesterday. That’s why we love the 80/20 approach to eating and exercise.
- Incremental progress wins: You might’ve started an 8-week weight loss challenge, and have seen great results. But, six months down the line, you’ve put the weight back on and have forgotten half your gym routine. That’s why incremental progress matters more, and small wins become big ones in the long term.
- Small changes have the greatest impact: Making small changes to your diet, routine, exercise programme, or even your daily meditative practices, can have the greatest impact on your life and health overall. Many small changes accumulate to make big ones. Instead of worrying about how you look and feel today, you know that, in the long term, you are building towards maintaining your health, and not simply trying to focus on one unattainable goal.
LifeDoc Can Help
Now that the new decade has arrived, we’re looking forward to finding out how you have taken a long-term view on your health. You’ve got this! And, LifeDoc™ can help. Chat to your doctor or dietitian about new ways you can adapt your routines, exercise programme, and meal planning, to accommodate for a long-term view on your journey to health. Make that appointment, and take your notes using LifeDoc™. LifeDoc ™ can help. LifeDoc ™ helps you take charge of your personal health information, remember medical appointments, and securely stores your personal medical history. Stay up to date with LifeDoc™ on Facebook and Twitter.