How To Set S.M.A.R.T. Family Goals To Achieve Healthy Habits

With so many personalities within a family, how do you get your family on the same page to be healthier?

 

I hear this question a lot in my physical therapy practice as well as when I am coaching clients towards a healthier lifestyle.

 

For example, the Mom in the family is trying to lose weight and she wants to eat healthier but her family doesn’t want to eat salad every day. She struggles with trying to cook two different meals because that doubles her time in the kitchen and she is spending more money at the grocery store to satisfy two different menus. Inevitably this doesn’t work because the whole family isn’t working together.

 

If you can relate to this Mom, then I recommend creating S.M.A.R.T. goals the entire family can live with.

 

A S.M.A.R.T. goal is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.

 

In the scenario above, one S.M.A.R.T. goal for this family may be:

 

We will strive to eat 1 fruit and 1 vegetable at...

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Wait and See Doesn't Work

Have you ever started a home project and reached a point where you realized you no longer could finish it on your own?

 

It’s the moment when you know that a ”how-to-video” isn’t enough and you need to hire a professional... or at the very least consult with an expert.

 

Perhaps you are at this point now and the project isn’t a home project but instead, it’s your health.

 

Many people wait weeks, months or even years to consult with a healthcare professional about their health because they choose the “wait and see if it goes away” approach. 

 

If your roof is leaking, the water coming into your home won’t go away until a roofer fixes your roof.

 

If the oven no longer heats your food, the problem doesn’t go away until the technician fixes it or you purchase a new oven.

 

You probably wouldn’t wait years to fix your roof and I doubt you would wait months to solve your oven problem...

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Top 10 Healthy Habits For 2021!

It’s 2021 and I am so excited for the New Year!

 

I’m not much for setting resolutions because they are easy to set and difficult to keep. However, I am all about setting goals and creating habits to achieve those goals.

 

What goals are you setting for yourself and your family this year?

 

What habits will you create so you can achieve your goals?

 

In my latest Facebook video, I talk about my recommended Top 10 Healthy Habits to get your year off to the right start. These are the same healthy habits I talk about in my recently published book DIY Health Habit: 9 Steps To Building Your Health With The Replace And Repeat Method!

 

I encourage you to watch the video and I welcome your comments too!

 

Wishing you the best in 2021 and praying you experience many blessings, too.



To Your Best Health,

Dr. Jeanette

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Creating Healthy Habits

This time of year many people start to reflect on the current year as they look forward to the upcoming year. Despite experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic year, I don’t think people will forego creating new year’s resolutions. In fact, because of health being such a topic of discussion, I predict many health goals will be created for 2021.

 

What about you?

 

Do you want to achieve your best health ever?

 

Are you tired of quick-fix-don’t-work myths and yo-yo crash-and-burn health myths?

 

Do you want to learn how to make the best decisions about your health so you can create healthy habits for a lifetime?

 

I recently published my first book to do exactly that!

 

The DIY Health Habit: 9 Steps To Building Your Health With The Replace and Repeat Method! is your step-by-step blueprint for laying a foundation of good health, building your health transformation, and achieving your best health ever.

 

The complete DIY Health...

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Tis The Season Of Gratitude

Let’s Celebrate November!

 

We are full swing into Autumn now and I absolutely love this time of year. For me, November reminds me of gratitude. Taking time to be thankful is my equivalent of stopping to smell the roses!

 

What are you thankful for?

 

In such a tumultuous year, I think it’s especially important to ask yourself that question. For me, when I stop focusing on what I am grateful for, I start to get sucked into negativity and the Oh woe is me mentality.

 

Here’s a little tip I learned from a business mentor. Every morning, try to find 3 different things to be grateful for.

 

Let’s try it.

 

Today, I am grateful for:

 

  1. I’m breathing. Seriously, I am grateful that I can breathe independently on my own. Before COVID-19, did you even think about ventilators? I didn’t. Now, I don’t take for granted that my lungs can inflate and deflate without me thinking about it. I’ve never had a respiratory...
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How To Stay On Track With Healthy Habits

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, stop smoking, sleep more, reduce clutter, or do better at something, then you know how challenging it can be to stay on track with your goals.

 

It’s one thing to say I’m going to lose 10 pounds this month, It’s quite another thing to actually do it.

 

There are so many distractions that derail our best plans.

 

The birthday party where I’ll just have one small slice of birthday cake.

The office co-worker who was supposed to hold you accountable so you both stop smoking decides she can’t take another minute without her smoke break and pulls your right along with her. Well, I’ll just smoke one so she doesn’t feel bad about herself. I can stop anytime but I don’t want to lose my friend and our daily chats.

 

The long work day and your favorite movie just happens to be on so I’ll just watch for a few minutes. The laundry you were going to do doesn’t get done or the...

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Is It Time For A Reset?

The year 2020 thus far is like no other year I can remember. Regardless of your age, unless you are less than 4 years old, I doubt you will ever forget the COVID-19 Quarantine.

 

My family had such an eventful year in 2019 that this year, despite the pandemic, doesn’t seem so bad. You might read this and be surprised I would say that navigating through a quarantine isn’t so bad. 

It’s all about perspective. 

 

In 2019 between January 30th and May 31st, we dealt with moving into a new house, no heat in -54 degree weather,  my husband getting pneumonia, water damage in our basement, a flat tire on a road trip to Nashville, my husband getting the flu, me getting the flu, my husband moving to 3rd shift after a new company took over, my husband’s father passing away, and my husband losing his voice due to a paralyzed vocal cord.

 

After dealing with all of that last year through the grace of God, this year’s quarantine...

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