Five Resources to Support Your Patients' New Year’s Health Goals with Integrative Medicine

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Many patients are motivated to change their lifestyles and improve their health at the beginning of the year. But, New Year's resolutions are always easier said than done, and patients often get discouraged early in the process, ditching them altogether.

Resolutions are daunting; sticking to a lifestyle change for an entire year with no actionable short-term goals is nearly impossible. Studies have shown that the mere act of setting a goal, especially for someone else, is not a strong determinant of its success. Instead, factors that maximize goal progress are centered around the patient’s self-motivation and intended implementation strategy. In short, to accomplish long-term goals, patients need to want to change their lifestyle and have a well-thought-out plan on how to do it.

In this article, we’ve rounded up a list of resources on integrative interventions to help patients implement achievable and sustainable health goals in 2024.

Read more for tips on supporting weight loss, sleep, social media use, and stress management.