Lorn Healthy Options weekly health tip – May 27

Rob Graham, lead exercise professional at Healthy Options.

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The power of small steps

Are you overwhelmed by the big goals you set yourself at the start of the year?

Maybe you started by going full throttle and fizzled out after a few weeks, losing motivation when the results didn’t happen instantly.

It can be difficult to introduce changes into our lives, especially drastic changes. Psychological research tells us we are far more likely to maintain long-term behaviour change when we start with small steps.

Our suggestion is to look at the big goal and break it down into more manageable smaller goals. This way when we reach those small goals, we can put a flag in the sand and reassess where we are and what we can achieve next. This will keep our positivity high and allow us to build toward the long-term goal.

Breaking away from our comfort zones is hard. We want to slowly introduce healthier behaviours, like a change in diet, activity levels or improving our sleep pattern, until they become learned habits we don’t even think about. Then we can introduce another new habit.

To see the health tip in full head over to lornhealthyoptions.co.uk/free-message-from-Mull.

Rob Graham, Lead Exercise Professional at Healthy Options.