The first steps to rekindling your new year's goals

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Did you make new year's resolution but you’re already off track?

You’re not alone and if you’ve lost your resolve by mid-January, there are some strategies to reboot your resolutions.

Dr. Ashton Fields of Adena Regional Medical Center says you can go back or get started by taking the first step of talking with your doctor.

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“If you are active all the time and you know your limits, that's fine,” Dr. Fields said. “But if you have any questions or concerns or aren't sure what your capabilities are then it's better to just be safe.”

The health risks are real and frightening. Dr. Fields said to start by asking your primary care physician about whether you are living with underlying cardiac issues.

In some cases, those conditions could cause problems including fainting, dizziness, or vision changes and chest pain.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that your wellness exam should include a discussion of the CDC recommendation for 150 minutes of moderate activity each week.

Research shows physical activity can make a huge impact on our lives including reducing the risk of chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension and helping to ease stress and anxiety.

There's no target age group. Every one of us should be exercising and making the most of weekly activity and adjusting it to fit our schedules and lifestyle.

The goal is to do something you can maintain and continue with your schedule and lifestyle.