- S: Specific, significant
- M: Measurable
- A: Achievable
- R: Realistic and Results-oriented
- T: Time based and Trackable
You are much more likely to stick to an exercise plan if you commit to a 30 minute walk or jog three days a week instead of saying, “I will exercise more.”
It is best to be as specific as possible and to make sure the goal is attainable. Accountability is important to success.
I encourage people to discuss their plans with a primary care provider, and to rely on trusted family and friends for support. A primary care provider also can help uncover barriers to achieving a goal, and troubleshoot ways to overcome those barriers.
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