S.M.A.R.T. tips for a healthy 2022

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Every year the 1st of January is celebrated as the start of a new chapter. Post New Year’s Day when the toasts are raised and the fireworks and celebration are done, many of us become serious about life. We take the time to reflect on the important moments in the past year — especially our achievements and failures. We often come to the conclusion that we need to be better, healthier, nicer versions of ourselves.

In a world focussed on nutrition, health and exercise we are aware that changes need to be made. However, making them in “resolution style” might not be the best way to see sustainable changes and achieve the set goals. This year, instead of rattling resolutions let’s focus on making S.M.A.R.T. sustainable goals:

Specific
Measurable
Action-oriented
Realistic
Time-framed

To give you a helping hand with breaking those B-I-G dreams into smaller, more achievable goals, here are 12 healthy tips I’d encourage you to inculcate into your 2022 routine.

ONE serving of dessert

When it comes to eating healthy, most of us wonder where sweets and desserts fit in. There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying some of your favourite treats if you remember to pay attention to portion size.

Cover of the January 2022 issue of The Teenager Today

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Sharleen Zacharia

Sharleen Zacharia is a trained Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics.