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Supporting health-related New Year's resolutions

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29 Dec 2016 - General
 

As the year ends, it is common for people to make a list of New Year's resolutions. Some of the most common resolutions are health-related. This can range from achieving a certain weight, establishing new exercise routines, quitting smoking, or simply eating healthier. For healthcare providers, it is important to help patients make a commitment to these health-related resolutions. Personally, I ask patients to make realistic goals, which can be objectively tracked and measured. How do you support your patients in committing to these resolutions?