MONITORING YOUR HEALTH GOALS?

MONITORING YOUR HEALTH GOALS

Setting suitable timeframes for action items and goal completion is critical for achieving goal setting success.

Setting timeframes for health goals is highly dependent on your starting point, but some general indications are:

  • Allow yourself 1 week per kg of weight you want to lose.
  • Allow yourself 3 months to get in to peak physical fitness.

Similarly, being able to measure progress towards a goal is critical for setting SMART goals. Measuring health goals is one of the easy ones – you can measure:

  • Your weight, BMI and body measurements
  • Performance of physical activity – for example, how long does it take to run 1 mile, weights and number of repetitions, etc.