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30-for-30: A New Approach to New Year's Resolutions

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New Year’s Resolutions can seem rather intimidating when you try to tackle too much life-change overnight. For those of us that benefit from bullet-point lists, consider a 30-for-30 approach. These bite-sized goals can lighten the load on your quest for personal improvement. Take on any of these challenges for a solid 30 days:

Walk an extra 30 minutes a day.

Too much? How about an extra 30 minutes a week. That’s three 10-minute walks each week.

Add 30 minutes of extra sleep time to your schedule.

Sleep debt is real. Turning in 15 minutes earlier, just a few times a week will make a world of difference.

Reduce your caloric intake by 30 calories per meal.

This can result in more than 100 extra calories saved per day. That’s 700 fewer calories a week, and 2,800 fewer calories a month. Trimming just 30 calories from each meal can turn into a 10-pound weight loss over the course of a year!

Cut 30 minutes off screen time and give to your family.

Shut off the televsions, confiscate the smart phones. It might seem odd at first to your family members, as they may question your motives. And they may resist. But persist, and eventually, this extra time spent together will become a staple in your home.

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We all know it's hard the make life-long changes. Taking smaller steps, making subtle changes may increase your chances of success!

For tips on keeping fitness resolutions, click here.

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