December 29, 2015 |  written by IVX Health

How to Set Health Goals for the New Year

With 2016 quickly approaching and 2015 nearly behind us, it’s time to reflect on our past year and to look forward to what we want to accomplish in the new year.  Part of succeeding in the new year is effectively setting goals, so read on for our tips.

By Petey21 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
As we cross the finish line for 2015, take some time to figure out where you want to go in 2016. (Photo by Petey21, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Review Your Successes and Struggles

Our last post detailed how to review your year in health, and acknowledging where you are is a very important part of setting goals.  Look at where you are now.  What works?  What’s not working?  That’s your foundation for the goals you choose for next year.

Consider SMART Goals

You may have heard of the SMART method.  In short, it encompasses the following as characteristics for goals:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-bound

You can read more about the specifics of the SMART method here.  It’s a great jumping off point to think about setting new year’s resolutions that stick.

Don’t Be Afraid to Get a Little Uncomfortable

One of the potential limits of the SMART method is that it can encourage you to be safe.  And while there’s merit in setting achievable goals, there’s also something to be said for reaching for things a little outside your comfort zone.  Are you inflexible but want to explore the benefits of yoga? Go for it!  Never run a mile in your life?  Sign up for that 5K and find yourself a training plan.

Reflect and Adjust Throughout the Year

It’s hard to know what’s going to happen next week let alone through all twelve months of next year.  Make appointments with yourself to review your goals and adjust them as necessary at intervals throughout the year.  A monthly check-in is great, but even quarterly will allow you to see where you are, where you’re headed, and determine if you need to adjust your course.

Have a Great Year with IVX Health

If better health is part of your plan for 2016, we’d love to be a part of it at IVX Health.  Whether you’re exploring options for IV treatment for your chronic illness or simply looking to boost your immune system or energy with a Myers’ Cocktail, we’re here to help.

With the warmth of a spa-like setting and the comforts of home without having to entertain medical professionals, you can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room.  We’ll even provide refreshments.

We also understand the demands of a busy schedule, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on weekends at two convenient locations on either side of the state line in both Lee’s Summit and Overland Park. If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at either one of our locations.

Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.