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​​​​It's that time of year again, where we sit down to set our resolutions for the New Year.

Whether you're planning to eat better, follow an exercise routine, clock more steps or get more sleep; We're here to help you meet your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be.

Here are six easy way to keep your health resolutions for 2018:

1. Honesty is the Best Policy

When creating your resolutions, set goals and changes that are realistic and attainable. Specific, clearly defined goals are more effective at maintaining motivation than broad targets.

For instance, if your goal is to lose weight, be realistic and set yourself multiple small goals such as 1 kg a month instead of sweeping declarations like 20 kg in a year.

Read more about how to set challenging, specific and attainable goals as well as what drives the motivation behind following through on a goal.

2. Here's Your Reward

Create mini milestones and reward yourself for completing them! Afte​r your health goal has been set, break them down into small but specific tasks. Make sure to reward yourself after completing each task to keep motivated on your hardest days.

For instance, if you've met your target of 150 minutes of physical activity per week, treat yourself to your favourite hawker dish guilt-free. Of course, do try to stick to healthier options if you do eat out! We want you to succeed.

Read more about how rewards and mini milestones can help you meet your health resolutions by combating procrastination.

3. Social Support

Social support is a crucial element in ensuring you achieve your health goals. Your family and close friends - people who are around you every day - are those who will not only help keep you on track to achieve your resolutions, but also be there for you if your resolve grows weaker.

They can even double-up as your gym buddies or soccer mates who will spend time and energy to help you achieve your goals. Having common goals is helpful, so do consider making new friends who sahre the same goals as you.

For instance, if you're aiming to quit smoking, joining a community like "I Quit Club" will help you find individuals who understand how difficult it can be to kick the habit. They can provide coping strategies, tips and support to quit smoking.

Read more about how you can build a supportive network of family and friends and perhaps even consider a social media detox to create better connections with those around you.

4. Take It Slow

Understand that meeting your health resolutions takes time and effort, especially if they involve breaking bad habits along the way. Breaking bad habits involve identifying the cues, routine and reward associated with them. Once these are addressed, you will be in a better position to create new, good habits that work for you.

Read more about how you can build habits that stick and shake up old habits.

5. Track Progress

The best way to stay on track is to frequently monitor the progress you have made. As you work towards your health goals, it can be difficult to see the impact of the changes you have made. There are plenty of ways to track your progress, through tools, a diary, support groups, programmes or even your mobile!

Whether you choose to go with paper and pen or digital, explore which way works best for you. The ideal method is one that is convenient and easy enough for you to update often.

Read more about HealthHub Track and how you can use it to keep up with all your health goals.

6. Breathe

Research has shown that the pleasure of sweet victory is often a better incentive than the bitter after-taste of defeat. On your journey to achieving your health goals, mistakes can happen. Instead of reprimanding yourself over a small stumble, keep the long-term goal in mind and focus on the benefits of fulfilling your next target.

If you miss a workout session this week, make up for it in your next session or simply use the steps instead of the escalator or the lift. Whether your health resolution in 2018 is to get fit, quit smoking, drink less, we wish you all the best in achieving the goals you set for yourself.

Stay positive. Stay focused and breathe — you will get there!