Attention Faculty, Staff and Students coming Fall 2014!
"Walk for a Healthier You" Wellness Program
This will be a 16-week challenge to help you attain a wellness goal. You will have to use "SMART" to set your goal.
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Action-Oriented and Attainable
R - Realistic
T - Time Specific
Let's take for example. You want to drink more water and this is your first wellness goal. One of the most important things you can do to achieve success is to write your goal down.
My Wellness Goal: By February 1, I will drink 5 glasses of water per day at least 6 days each week. By setting this goal you have covered the following components:
Specific - drinking more water (5 glasses) per day for at least 6 days each week.
Measurable - I am able to count the number of glasses of water I consume. (Keep track on a log).
Action - Oriented and attainable - setting the goal of drinking 5 glasses of water encourages me to increase my water intake at a reasonable level. If I decided to go from drinking 2 glasses of water to 8 glasses, it might not be as easy to attain.
Realistic - setting the goal of 5 glasses is a reasonable goal.
Time - one month to achieve this goal helps me to establish a new habit.