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New Year, New You: Setting Health & Wellness Goals

Posted by USFHP on Jan 18, 2023 11:45:00 AM

Photo by Malte Luk 

Need a resolution for the new year? It’s a great time to tackle new health and wellness goals! Around 44% of Americans make New Year's resolutions; however, only 9% will follow through on them by the end of year to actually achieve their goals. 

New year resolutions require thought and preparation. With that said, it is important to make your goals realistic and measurable. Because a limited percentage of people continue with their resolutions after the first month, here are some attainable suggestions to keep in mind when setting your resolutions for the new year.

  1. Move More

    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that adults exercise at moderate intensity for 150 minutes a week and strength-train at least twice a week.Try going on a 10-minute walk sometime each day or being active for 30 minutes one or two days a week to start and increase when comfortable.

  2. Drink Significantly More Water

    • If the idea of consuming what amounts to a gallon a day leaves you hesitant, start smaller by adding a water bottle you look forward to using to your daily repertoire. It is recommended that women drink up to 11½ cups of water per day and men drink 15½ cups.

  3. Try A New Food Once A Week

    • Whether you want to be more adventurous in the kitchen or focused on your weight, changing up your eating habits by trying new foods can be a great goal. Trying new foods can help you achieve a balanced diet!

  4. Do Something That Makes You Happy Once A Week

    • Self care is the best care! It is an awesome way to keep yourself relaxed and happy. From bubble baths to horseback riding, take some time to do whatever makes you happy.

How We Can Help

USFHP offers care coaching with highly-qualified healthcare professionals to help you understand and manage your specific health needs in collaboration with your providers. We’ve got you covered, from physical to emotional care, as our members’ overall health is our priority. 

Visit or call 1-800-241-4848 for more information or assistance scheduling a one-on-one appointment.

Topics: health literacy, new year