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Setting “SMART” physical activity goals is a great way to help you feel and look your best. “SMART” stands for goals that are: specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and time-framed. Setting “SMART” goals can also help you achieve bigger goals you may want to set for yourself over time.
Use these 10 “SMART” goals below to get your inspired. Then visit the My Goals tool found on EaTracker. Pick from many ready-made goals or write your own goal!
Walk briskly for 10 minutes every day this week.
Go for a walk with a friend for 15 minutes 2 times this week.
Do 15 minutes of activity 2 times this week that strengthen my muscles and bones (e.g. weights, Pilates, yoga).
Go to the local YMCA, community centre or gym and do an activity (e.g. aerobics, Zumba, swimming) with a friend 1 time this week.
Do an outdoor family activity with the kids this weekend (e.g. go for a hike, play at the park, play tag in the backyard).
Replace 30 minutes of screen time (e.g. TV, social networking, gaming, watching videos) with 30 minutes of physical activity 2 times this week.
Be physically active for 20 minutes 2 times this week (e.g. brisk walking, jogging, bike riding, dancing, swimming).
Go for a bike ride for 20 minutes 1 time this week.
Try a new physical activity this week.
Be physically active for 60 minutes 4 times this week (e.g. brisk walking, jogging, bike riding, dancing, swimming).
EaTracker is a free online tool created by Dietitians of Canada that makes it easy for you to track your eating habits and physical activity. It also has a My Goals tool to help you set and reach your goals.
Start today! Sign up for EaTracker yourself or call EatRight Ontario to get started. Best of all, it’s free!
Your guide to setting healthy living goals
10 “SMART” healthy eating goals
Note: If you have a medical condition, speak to your health professional before starting a physical activity routine.
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