Goal Setting

So is it worth setting goals? Yes, but you need to spend some time thinking about the goal and planning how to achieve it. The following steps can be followed. Set one goal rather than multiple ones, such as being healthier. Quantify this and personalise it, losing 5% body fat will make you healthier. Make it realistic, losing 1 stone in one month is unrealistic as this would require extreme calorie deprivation. A more realistic goal would be to lose 1 stone in weight in 3 months or even 6 months. Identify how…Read more …

Developing New Habits

To achieve any goal, we need to break old habits that may have been formed over many years and replace them with new ones. The rate new habits are achieved depends on the complexity of the task. So it’s easier to adopt a simple habit of drinking an additional glass of water per day rather than achieving a more complex goal of daily gym attendance. Research indicates that it takes around 66 days for a new habit to be formed. So it’s much easier to work on simpler tasks rather than trying to…Read more …

Will Power

Will power is the ability to resist short term temptation in order to meet long term goals. The frontal cortex of the brain is in charge of willpower, it is also responsible for, short term memory, solving abstract problems and keeping focus. So with busy lives, it’s no wonder we set ourselves up to fail.Read more …

Why New Year resolution do not work

Every year, millions set New Year resolutions yet only about 20% are achieved. This is evidenced by increased gym participation in January but by mid February many fitness fanatics have fallen by the wayside. Many people blame poor willpower as the reason why they do not achieve their resolutions.Read more …