Setting Goals for the New Year

Setting Health Goals for the New Year

Many of us express our grand hopes for the New Year with lofty health resolutions. It could be spending an hour at the gym every single day or losing 30 pounds before mid-year. However, month-after-month, those plans begin to fade and seem impossible to carry out. At some point, it may even seem unachievable.

Life intrudes, and professional and personal responsibilities demand our time. Sometimes, we simply lose steam or feel that sweating it out at the gym is monotonous and boring. It doesn’t take long for discouragement to set in. Guilt and inaction inevitably follow suit.

Slowly but surely, we slide back into our old, inactive, sedentary routine and care very little about maintaining a healthy diet. The key to sticking to your health goals in 2019 lies in setting goals that are more realistic and doable. If you focus on doing this, those health and fitness targets will produce results that will help you feel and look better.

 

Internal Medicine Clinic in Las Vegas, NV

At Radar Medical, we focus on providing holistic care to our patients. Dr. Dipti Shah, our internist treats specific ailments. In addition, she provides advice on how best to maintain overall health in order to lead a healthier and happier life. The advice she provides is far from generic.

She will carry out a complete assessment of your health. Dr. Shah will also keep aspects such as your age, gender, fitness levels, lifestyle, and health goals in view before recommending an exercise and diet routine to follow.

If your physical trainer and dietitian creates exercise and diet plans, you can run those by Dr. Shah and get her opinion on them. The advice that Dr. Shah provides is valuable because it is backed by years of medical experience. Since she will also be aware of your overall health condition, it puts her in a better position to advise you on a plan of action for best results.

 

Get Started on the Right Foot

Setting health goals for the New Year is much more than making some wishes and then hoping they will come true. To set and achieve your health goals, it will help to follow this process:

  • Recognize what you need to change
  • Establish specific goals
  • Begin goal-directed activities
  • Track your progress regularly
  • Reward yourself when you achieve a milestone

This doesn’t sound very difficult right? So why do all the good intentions you have in January fade within a couple of months? The problem lies in the manner in which most of us set up our health goals. They are too general and too challenging, which is a sure-shot recipe for failure. Here are some useful tips from our expert internist in Las Vegas that will help you set your health goals in a better way:

 

Goal Setting

  1. Pick Fewer Goals To Work Toward

You must be pumped-up with enthusiasm for the New Year. However, don’t let the enthusiasm engulf you. Creating a list of 10 resolutions can be intimidating and its is exactly why most people often fail in their New Year health resolutions. The best Las Vegas internist, Dr. Dipti Shah suggests that you narrow down your goals. This will make you more likely to succeed.

  1. Set Achievable Goals

It’s important that you be honest with yourself and more specific with your goals. For example. “I will jog for half an hour everyday” or “I will work out at the gym for 30-minutes, three times a week.” If you set very high goals at the outset, you’ll just be setting yourself up for failure. Overly ambitious plans can fizzle out very quickly, especially when you’ve had a particularly tiring or long day, find yourself sapped of energy or strapped for time.

 

Achieving your goals

  1. Persist, No Matter What

Regardless of how determined you are not to break your workout routine or stick to your diet, there will be times when you miss a target or falter in your resolve. Okay, so you just couldn’t get to the gym in the morning because you were burning the midnight oil. Maybe you blew your diet by indulging in some pastries. Don’t let these slip-ups affect you.

Immediately recommit after them. Don’t condone yourself. Rather do a little bit of self-admonishing, pick up your resolve and persist in your goal. Tell yourself that you will do better the next day. Keep in mind that if your goal for a particular month is to lose 6 pounds and you lose only 50 percent of that, it’s still a win. You did achieve something and that means if you persist, you can succeed.

  1. Having The Right Attitude Matters

Positive self-talk is very important and some examples of this are – “This is good for my health”, “I have the capacity to do this” etc. When you adopt a goal-focused attitude, it helps you sustain your efforts.

 

Celebrate Your Progress

As mentioned earlier, achieving all your set milestones might not be possible. However, you don’t have to achieve every single goal in order to be happy. As long as you have made some progress and are still trying, you will definitely be happier. You will notice a change in your life and you’ll be sustaining that change.

It’s important that you celebrate your progress. For instance, if you lose a few pounds after working out at the gym for a few months, reward yourself by buying new sweatpants or a pair of running shoes. The idea is to keep yourself motivated enough to keep yourself on track with your health goals.

 

Consult The Best Internist In Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Dipti Shah at Radar Medical is supportive of all her patients. Whether it is in creating tailored treatment plans or helping with diet and health advice, she is with her patients every step of the way. It’s a good idea to schedule regular health check-ups with your Las Vegas internist as this helps ensure you continue to be in good health.

For any more information about the best internal medicine Las Vegas services at Radar Medical feel free to call us at 702 644 0500 or get in touch through our Contact Us form.

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My visit today 12 13 2017 what's the most awesome experience that I ever had in my whole entire life in regards to medical attention the staff was absolutely professional... From the time I walked in the door to the time I exited it was an awesome experience. Shout out to the doctor. True professional easy to talk 2.very great listener. I truly overwhelmed with joy.

Trent D

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2018-06-28T17:44:45+00:00

Trent D

My visit today 12 13 2017 what's the most awesome experience that I ever had in my whole entire life in regards to medical attention the staff was absolutely professional... From the time I walked in the door to the time I exited it was an awesome experience. Shout out to the doctor. True professional easy to talk 2.very great listener. I truly overwhelmed with joy.
This is the second app't with Dr. Shah and going in I knew there would be a wait. Why? His Thoroughness. Everything explained, every question answered, time limit off the exam, NONE (that's why the wait)...

Charles

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2018-07-06T17:21:01+00:00

Charles

This is the second app't with Dr. Shah and going in I knew there would be a wait. Why? His Thoroughness. Everything explained, every question answered, time limit off the exam, NONE (that's why the wait)...
Russell Shah saved my life would recommend him to anybody. Best neurologist in Las Vegas. A great expert on the human spine and head injuries. Extremely helpful and extremely knowledgeable. After severely injuring myself dr. Shaw was able to get my Healthcare on track. The first couple of doctors I saw didn't run the proper tests. Dr. Shah was able to properly diagnose me and run MRIS. He is great at his job and great with his patients. The staff there is courteous and pleasant

Jason

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2018-07-06T17:21:31+00:00

Jason

Russell Shah saved my life would recommend him to anybody. Best neurologist in Las Vegas. A great expert on the human spine and head injuries. Extremely helpful and extremely knowledgeable. After severely injuring myself dr. Shaw was able to get my Healthcare on track. The first couple of doctors I saw didn't run the proper tests. Dr. Shah was able to properly diagnose me and run MRIS. He is great at his job and great with his patients. The staff there is courteous and pleasant
Very nice and staff very friendly. Dr. Shah was very helpful and pleasant after my car accident.

Trace  R.

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2018-07-06T17:22:10+00:00

Trace  R.

Very nice and staff very friendly. Dr. Shah was very helpful and pleasant after my car accident.
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