Oconto Falls – A new year is a popular time to make a change for the better. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital and Prevea Health recommend resolutions that focus on improving health, and, offer some 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 from your diet, 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.prevea.com/Your-Wellness.
About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.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. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
About Prevea Health
Prevea Health’s mission is to care for people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, to provide access to more than 200 physicians in more than 60 specialty areas. Prevea has more than 80 locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley region. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.