Setting health goals important as winter settles in

By Kaila Stencil, Food WIse Nutrition Educator Kewaunee County


Winter is right around the corner.  The temperatures have dropped and the darkness seems to occupy most of the hours of the day (not really, but it sure feels like it!).  If you are anything like me this is the time of the year that I begin to lose motivation when it comes to eating healthy and being active.  Let’s make this year different.  This is the year that you achieve your health goals! I’m going to give you three tips to help you.


  1. Find a friend to help you with your goals. You have probably heard this before but I’m going to tell you again because its so important.  Find a friend to exercise with.  Set a schedule and stick to it!  Be an accountable exercise partner and show up even when exercise is the last thing you want to do.  Share recipes with each other to find healthy dishes that taste delicious!
  2. Start small and work your way up. Don’t start with the hardest workout you could pick.  You will likely give it up quickly.  Start with a less difficult exercise and add in more difficult things as you continue to exercise.
  3. Start before the New Year!!! Don’t let the holidays be an excuse for you to delay your health goals.  You will feel so much better when the New Year comes around and you already have a jump on your new habits.

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