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Consistency is Key: Establishing a Routine for Wellness Success

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Kristin Bogdonas introduces the topic of maintaining healthy habits throughout the year. As many people set health and wellness goals at the beginning of the year, she explores six key strategies for turning resolutions into lasting habits.

The first strategy is to set SMART goals - goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. For example, setting a goal to walk 30 minutes per day instead of just saying "exercise more". Setting clear goals helps create a roadmap for success.

The second strategy is building a support system by sharing goals with friends, family, or joining a community with similar objectives. Having support provides encouragement and accountability to stick to healthy habits long-term.

The third strategy is creating a consistent routine by establishing a daily or weekly schedule that incorporates wellness goals, such as meal planning, workout sessions, or mindfulness practices. Consistency makes it easier to integrate habits into daily life.

The fourth strategy is celebrating small wins and successes, no matter how small, to boost motivation. Building healthy habits is a journey, and every step forward deserves celebration.

The fifth strategy is adapting to inevitable challenges and viewing setbacks as opportunities to learn and adapt, rather than failures. Develop strategies to overcome potential obstacles to navigate ups and downs.

The sixth and final strategy is prioritizing mindful self-care by taking time to recharge the mind and body through hobbies, meditation, or simply taking a break. Self-care contributes to overall well-being.

In summary, setting SMART goals, building support, creating consistency, celebrating progress, adapting to challenges, and prioritizing self-care are the key strategies discussed for maintaining healthy habits long-term. Listeners are encouraged to visit the provided website for more information and a copy of the episode.

Kristin Bogdonas believes that everyone deserves access to fresh, affordable food and is committed to helping people improve their health literacy. In this digital age it can be difficult to decipher what nutrition information is accurate and what is hype. Connecting people with factual information and evidenced-based programs will help people build the skills and attain the knowledge necessary for positive behavior change. Although nutrition is important for a long and healthy life, one should not overlook the other dimensions of health required for overall wellbeing; physical, mental, emotional, vocational, spiritual, environmental and social. Each dimension impacting the next.