8 Hacks to Help You Achieve

Your 2018 #LiveBetter Goals

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So it’s a month after you’ve set your New Year’s resolutions. How are you holding up? If your answer is “Ugh, struggling,” don’t give up and put your initial efforts to waste. Here are some tips to cheer you on in your quest to sustain your 2018 #LiveBetter goals!

8. Find substitutes for your guilty pleasures

Eating healthier doesn’t mean denying yourself completely of the pleasure of good-tasting food. Compromise and hack your favorite treats instead: think freeze-dried veggies instead of chips, yogurt instead of ice cream and fresh fruit juice over powdered fruit drinks. Opting for healthier substitutes help you reap rewards that will take you closer to your goals – just like in episode 3 of the Philam Vitality Camp #LiveBetter, where the teams had to race and shop for the healthier food options in the supermarket. Reading the labels and knowing your food better helps you make better decisions, just like what the teams did in the episode.


7. Try different equipment at the gym

Been doing cardio on the treadmills and not much else at the gym? Don’t be afraid to try new workouts and equipment (with the proper guidance, of course). Always been curious about kettlebells but was always too shy or scared? Ask for assistance to get to know the different kettlebell weight variants, just like what they did in Camp #LiveBetter episode 1. Knowing the weight that’s right for you is a good start.


6. Test your limits

No one gets better without overcoming her or his challenges. Try something new to get over your fears this year! Whether it’s working out in public, riding a bike for the first time, or conquering your fear of heights by climbing a beginner’s peak or riding roller coasters. Who knew that Nico Bolzico has a serious fear of heights? Check out how he overcame that by taking on a trapeze challenge on episode 2 and know that you can push yourself to new heights too!


5. Organize your day

Those cute journals aren’t all the rage for no reason. More people are actually keeping journals because they’re effective in helping you manage your time better, jot down to-do notes, and even as a personal log for your dreams and goals. Now is the best time to start keeping your own journal – you’ll be surprised at how rewarding it is to tick things off your to-do list!

4. Have a regular sleep schedule

Fixing your body clock primes you for all your activities for the day. Aside from keeping your body and mind in check, keeping a regular sleep schedule helps you discipline yourself by sticking to a routine.


3. Set a daily budget and stick to it

You’ll feel better once you start sticking to the budget that you set. Aside from having the money you need to meet your savings goals or travel wishes, you’ll realize just how much you really need everyday and declutter your life from unnecessary expenses. It will help you keep track of what you spend on, which will help you review your budget and reallocate so you can save more.


2. Walk instead of riding

The easiest way to incorporate more exercise into your day is by ditching the short trike ride or elevator! If you’re only going up three or four floors, you’ll get a headstart on your cardio and even have a healthy flush by the time you reach your office.


1. Stay motivated

It’s easy to raise up your hands and give up once things get complicated. While it’s quite alright to let yourself feel the weight of your goals, you should also learn how to shrug your shoulders and soldier on. Think about the end goal. When the going gets tough, it’s important to remember why you got started in the first place.


Need inspiration and guidance on how to reach your 2018 #LiveBetter goals? Catch Camp #LiveBetter at www.philamlife.com to find out how you, too, can live a longer, healthier, and better life! Camp #LiveBetter is the total wellness game show powered by Philam Vitality that helped contestants train harder, eat healthier, and manage their finances better. To know more, talk to a Philam Life Financial Advisor, find them on Facebook at PhilamLifeAIA, or call (02) 528-2000.

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