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VOLUME 2 • NUMBER 1 • January 2016

Seniors and Staying Motivated

Each year it's a familiar story—in January, millions of Americans resolve to take charge of their lives and challenge themselves to make changes to improve their lifestyle. Somehow, as the months go by, it becomes more challenging to stay dedicated to these commitments. For those of us who need some additional motivation, here are some tips for staying motivated and achieving your goals:

  • Stay positive. Reflect on the past and refocus for success in the future.
  • Set measureable goals and benchmarks you will be able to reach throughout the year.
  • Start small—even the tiniest of changes will bring you closer towards your goal.
  • Think about time in little chunks. It's easy to carve out five minutes each day.
  • Be proactive by creating an action plan and sticking to it. Avoid making hasty decisions in the last-minute.
  • Be kind and compassionate—congratulate and reward yourself when you deserve it!

A Message from Dr. Marco
Dr. Noah Marco, Chief Medical Officer
While staying motivated and goal-driven throughout the year can be a challenging task, aspiring individuals of all ages can greatly benefit from building a solid support system. Surrounding yourself with friends and family who will inspire and encourage you to keep up your commitments is essential to reaching your goals. Try spending time with people who regularly check in with you and ask about your progress. Just knowing someone truly cares will keep you accountable all year long. Seniors, in particular, reap several important benefits when they connect with others in this special way. The partnership and support of this type of relationship enhances a senior's self-confidence, physical and mental health, and overall quality of life.

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