A new year is a popular time to make a change for the better. HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital Rehabilitation Services recommends resolutions that focus on improving health and offers tips on maintaining those resolutions throughout the year.
Be realistic. The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make it unattainable. If your resolution is to eat healthy, start by eliminating one unhealthy food item at a time instead of all unhealthy foods.
Keep resolutions to a minimum. Pick one or two specific resolutions and set reachable goals for them. Starting small with resolutions increases the likelihood of success.
Create a game plan and track it. Using a calendar or journal to monitor those few, challenging goals will dramatically improve your success rate.
Have a support system. Tell family members and friends about your resolution. Sharing your goals with others gives you more confidence and a higher level of accountability. If your resolution starts to waiver, others can help keep you motivated.
Stick to it. It takes approximately 21 days for a new activity, such as exercising, to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. Take one day at a time and don’t quit.
To learn about a variety of ways to improve health and wellness in the New Year, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org/Medical-Services/Rehabilitation-Services or call 217-774-6434 to get more information on the Wellness for Life program.
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.