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new year resolutionAsheville, North Carolina is the type of place that beckons people to go outside and enjoy nature. The natural beauty that surrounds our region is one of the chief factors that attract new residents every year. From thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, hundreds of waterfalls, and pristine creeks and streams, there is something for everyone to enjoy. However, if you have experience in amputation, the thought of getting out and enjoying nature might be daunting or disappointing. 

Orthopedic Appliance Company has been helping people stay mobile for 60 years. We have seen that one of the best times to decide to get out and enjoy nature is when making a New Year's resolution. We want to help you follow the steps to make the right kind of resolutions this year. Here are some key tips for those with artificial limbs for setting good goals and resolutions.

How to Set Good New Year's Resolution for People with Artificial Limbs

Set SMART Goals: In 1981 a journal called Management Review developed an acronym for goal-setting that will help you with your resolutions – SMART –Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. Setting SMART goals will help you avoid being part of the 80% that fail to achieve their resolutions.

Trust Your Doctors: Talk about your goals with your doctors and rehabilitation team. 

Set Goals with Your Friends and Family: Your friends and family are your best resources to help achieve your goals. 

Be Prepared to Revisit Your Goals: Be prepared to assess your goals and plan throughout the year and make adjustments as needed. Do not let your ambition at the beginning of the year become an enemy later. You can continue to achieve good things even if you have to make changes by spring or summer.

At Orthopedic Appliance Company, in Asheville North Carolina, we have many years of experience helping those with limb loss get mobile and enjoy light in this area. If you are a recent amputee or have had limb loss for many years, we are here to help make sure you get the prophetic device that will improve your lifestyle. We work with your doctor and rehabilitation team to make a custom unit that fits your unique needs. If you would like more information about Orthopedic Appliance Company and our prosthetic limbs, contact us. We are committed to ensuring that you have the best experience possible. We are on your side and we wish you a happy new year.