New Year New Goals! What are your 2020 Goals?
Can you believe it is the start of a new decade too!?! All these new things often coincide with giving us a prompt to consider new goals and plans for the future which is great!! So what are your 2020 goals?
(Here at MOVE) We/the team love helping people achieve their goals! We are particularly well equipped to help you with your physical goals (and breaking down some of those barriers that may be holding you back). Get us in your corner and supporting you achieve your goals.
Why get us helping out??
Because many of the practitioners have experienced firsthand the influx of clients about 3-4 weeks into a New Year who went too hard and fast and end up not being able to continue with their plan (and possibly have done this ourselves).
First – ask yourself the question why? Why is your goal important to you? By having a clear why you can better formulate some of the finer details of your goal. For example if you want to lose weight is it to look good in the photos at your cousins wedding, or to create a long term healthier lifestyle change? Both goals have their place but will greatly change the how in achieving it.
The how to go about your goal is very specific to you rather than go all out, is a gradual change more likely to work? With that said though there are some of us who need commit 100% to a change and the gradual approach will not work. Again, understanding your own why will help you adhere no matter which how is best for you.
In terms of the physical body –we do know that a gradual change in load allows our tissues to adapt to new loads which increases the tissue tolerance to further load and decreases the risk of injury. A helpful rule is the “Rule of 3”. Start with the particular level of exercise eg going to the gym once per week stick with it for 3 repeats. If there are no adverse issues you are ready to progress. This is a simplified example and would vary greatly depending upon your own starting point and previous experience.
If you need help – feel free to reach out to our team. We have Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Pilates Instructors and Massage therapists that can help. And remember you don’t have to wait until the start of a new year, or new week to start making some changes. We are here to help you out whenever you are ready.