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The Year of Setting SMART Health Resolutions

Posted by USFHP on Jan 20, 2022 12:18:22 PM

Setting New Year resolutions can be a daunting task on its own. Usually, the things we all want to achieve for the year seem so broad and unattainable. Let this year be the year you set healthy goals that are more realistic and intentional.

One major way to set realistic goals is by using the S.M.A.R.T. goal acronym: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. An example of a smart goal is saying “I’ll jog around the park for 30 minutes, three times a week.”

How to Set New Goals:

  1. Make smaller resolutions.
  2. Get specific with your goals.
  3. Write down your goals.
  4. Share your goals with your support system for accountability.
  5. Check-in with yourself regularly.
  6. Celebrate your successes, big or small.

It is said that if you make your resolutions more about wellness than weight loss you’ll focus on eating healthier and feeling better. You would stress less about your weight because you’d be focused on your health and wellbeing.

When it comes to your health resolutions, they should be more practical and achievable. Try to set more common goals, but not too many. Only focus on a few goals at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Health Resolution Ideas:

  • Cook more meals at home.
  • Prioritize your sleep.
  • Eat more whole foods.
  • Create a workout routine specifically for you.
  • Find a physical activity you enjoy.
  • Find a primary care doctor.
  • Practice self care.

Additionally, try a Diet Resolution to get in better shape and health.

We recommend that you consult with your doctor before trying the practices above.

USFHP's TRICARE Prime plan offers benefits that support a healthy lifestyle. We've developed incentive programs that give rewards to our members for meeting certain health goals. 

With our free enhanced benefits, members can choose to receive up to $250 a year in gym reimbursement.

Visit or call 1-800-241-4848 for help finding a provider or assistance scheduling an appointment.

Topics: well-being, Health, exercise, Good Eating Habits, new year