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    Fit Tips: Realistic resolutions

    With the aim of helping faculty, staff and students "Get Your 150" (minutes of recommended exercise a week) to improve health and wellness, the Gazette and Athletics and Recreation will be offering Fit Tips each week.

    It’s that time of year again, resolution time! 

    Don’t be discouraged by failures of the past, look towards 2016 as an opportunity to improve on something awesome! (that’s you)

    Here are a few tips to help you rock your resolution:

    1 – Be realistic, set achievable goals. Instead of saying you want to lose 30 pounds this year. Set a goal of 2.5 pounds each month and focus on that month.
    2 – From wearable tech to apps on your smartphone, use technology to remind you to be active and ‘Get Your 150’.
    3 – Schedule check-ins on your calendar. Once a month ask yourself, how’s your resolution going? Leave encouraging notes to keep you motivated.  
    4 – Don’t let a little slip stop you. Life is busy, don’t let a short fall in your goal be the end of your resolution. Look at the next day as a fresh start to your goal.