ROCHESTER, N.Y. — As the New Year rolls around, you may start thinking about those New Year's resolutions.
The University of Rochester Medical Center's Center for Community Health & Prevention is sharing some advice for those who want to be healthier in 2022.
The center says you should make your personal goals specific and timely. For example, tell yourself you'll eat a cup of fruit each day instead of saying you'll eat healthier next year.
Experts also say you should negate all or nothing thinking when eating healthy and exercising.
"If we want more kindness in the world, we need to be kind to ourselves," said April Ho, lead dietitian at the Center for Community Health & Prevention. "We need to be patient with ourselves. We need to realize we're not perfect and we need to be accepting of where we are in this journey right now."
Ho says personalizing goals can also help you achieve them.
What works for one person may not work for someone else.