New Day, New Goal
This post is part of our Eating Healthy at Home series, presented by Kohl’s Healthy at Home, highlighting bite-size changes you and your family can make to positively impact your health and well-being. Learn more at HealthierGeneration.org/EatingHealthyAtHome.
January is the season of goal-setting – a time to declare our New Year’s resolutions and the healthy changes we and our families will make in the coming months. For many of us, that means pledging to eat healthier, exercise more often, and get more sleep.
These are great goals, but New Year’s resolutions – especially health resolutions – can often feel daunting. And despite our best intentions, it’s easy to lose momentum as the year progresses.
But what if we focused on bite-size health goals instead? Experts suggest that we’re more likely to make sustainable lifestyle changes when we break down our big goals into small, specific, and achievable tasks. Every small win adds momentum to reach our larger goal.
This year, we’re swapping our New Year’s resolutions for daily resolutions – small goals we can accomplish in a single day. Want to make big changes to your or your family’s health and well-being in 2020? Start small!
Choose one of these bite-size goals to focus on each day to create long-lasting healthy habits.
- Eat a healthy breakfast (try one of these quick, healthy breakfast ideas)
- Stretch for 10 minutes
- Drink enough water (try these 8 tips to stay hydrated)
- Take a 15-minute walk
- Express gratitude – list 5 things you are grateful for
- Eat one additional serving of fruit or vegetables (try these simple tips to eat more fruits & veggies)
- Get 8 hours of sleep
Through Kohl’s commitment to family health and wellness, you and your family can find nutritious tips, recipes, and resources to make bite-size goals here. What bite-size goal are you working toward today? Share with us on social media using the hashtag #KohlsHealthyAtHome.