Creating Healthy Behaviors

Creating healthy behaviors is tough and adding them to our daily habits can be difficult. We can make this process a little bit easier and more sustainable by moving one small step at a time. These small steps of positive changes will result in long-lasting and sustainable healthy habits. We hope that the guides listed below will support your efforts in creating and adopting healthy behaviors.

There are, of course, web and mobile applications that can be used to automatically track some of these behaviors. However, sometimes it can be helpful to have something tangible and to manually update trackers. This method can add more accountability and requires more engagement.

SMART Goals

SMART goals are used to create more effective goals. As you set out to draft your goals make sure that they are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-specific. This will help to set you up for success as you work to accomplish your goals.

Habit TrackerĀ 

Pick a habit or two that you would like to track. Simple track whether you were able to successfully stick to your habit(s) every day for 30 days. Continue to add to the list of habits as you adopt more healthy habits.

Grocery List

A simple guide that can help us maintain a budget while grocery shopping. It is also a reminder that we need to get a variety of options to maintain a healthy diet.

Weekly Meal Planner

Use this to plan out your meals throughout the week or to track your meals throughout the week. Whether you meal prep or just prefer to have one less thing to plan in your day, then this guide could be useful. If you are using it to track your food throughout the week, remember to track your water intake as well.

Workout Calendar

Print this and post it by your workstation or on your fridge as home. Track your workout and try to build a healthy streak. Reward yourself by staying consistent with your workout and seeing the improvements to your health.