SMART GOAL OF FITNESS
Losing weight with diabetes can be easy with S.M.A.R.T. goals.1
S.M.A.R.T. stands for1,2
The goal should be very clear and specific. For e.g.: the goal can be to achieve a weight of 80 kgs from an existing weight of 90 kgs.
The goal to be achieved should be measurable. For e.g.: the weight loss from 90 to 80 kgs can be measured using a weighing scale.
The goal should be one that you can really achieve. For e.g.: For a particular person currently weighing 90 kgs, a goal of 80 kgs can be achieved in 5 months. However, a goal of 70 kgs may not be achieved in that time period.
The goal should be relevant to you. For e.g.: For a particular person currently weighing 90 kgs, losing weight to 80 kgs may be relevant.
- TIME BOUND
The goal should have time frame. For e.g.: For a particular person currently weighing 90 kgs, to achieve 80 kgs in 5 months time.
Write a SMART goal – by choosing something that is important for you and divide your large goal in several small steps, which are practically achievable.2
FOLLOWING ARE 5 AREAS IN WHICH YOU CAN SET YOUR SMART GOAL WITH DIABETES2
Eat healthy and at regular times and decrease portions.
Increase physical activity.
Check blood sugar regularly.
Take the medications correctly.
Follow measures that can reduce the risk.