Last year, I read a statistic that changed my evening routine; the statistic was that flossing can lengthen your life by up to 6 years. The bacteria in plaque at the gumline contributes to periodontal disease but worse, is linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
A generic: “Get Healthy” goal is none of these. Breaking down “Get Healthy” into something that is SMART looks like:
I will lose 10 pounds by April 15th. To do this, I will work out 5 times per week, eat a salad daily for lunch 5 times a week and limit my wine intake to 4 glasses per week.
di Palermo Body says
This is so funny because one of my many New Years resolutions is to floss every night. I've been good so far 🙂
One habit per quarter? Definitely sounds reasonable! I picked up 2 new habits last year that I've struggled for so long while living in New York.
I can't wait to draw up new healthy habits for 2010 –
Thanks AM for the post 🙂 It truly inspires
Nah, just an example. I'm on a weight maintenance schedule. =) I agree though – flossing can get addictive!
Little Gems, Accountability Groups ROCK! They can totally change your ability to set and complete goals.
Outre Beauty Bistro says
I hope the losing 20 pounds was just an example, because you look perfect as you are!
I too started flossing….it's kinda like drinking water….once you get hooked on it, you want to do it!
Thanks for yet another encouraging post! Love them! XO Heidi Outre Beauty Bistro
I have broken down each of my goals that very way, for the first time. Hey, maybe i am finally on to something
6 years?! wow
an accountability group would make it harder to jump out on your new yrs res. as well- food for thought (after which you should floss)
I do the SAME thing! I floss a week or so before the dentist and then hardly floss unless there is something in my teeth.
My dentist appointment was 12/22 and I haven't flossed since then!
I'm gonna be better after reading your blog post.
Thanks for the info!