January 2018 Healthy Living Tip

Posted: January 7, 2018 in Healthy Living

New year, new you.  We hear that phrase all the time but did you know that with just a little dedication and work on your part, it can be true?  Healthy living starts with one simple thing, a decision to change your life.  For a lot of people, it takes a life changing event, such as a health problem, to start making better healthy choices but making that choice before something goes wrong puts you at least one step ahead of everyone else.

Here are just a few tips to help you get started on your journey this year:

  • Start small, little changes can make a huge difference
    • Say bye to sugar filled sodas and drinks.  Most soft drinks provide a diet or “no sugar” option that have a very similar taste.  I personally started with Coke Zero.  Try half regular and half no calorie until you adjust.
    • Turn that smoke break into a walk break.  Even if it’s cold outside, take a few minutes to get up and walk the halls of your building.  Any activity level increase can and will make a difference.
    • Look at the calorie counts of your food.  Most restaurants now list the number of calories in your meal.  Start adding them up, it may make the way you order totally different.
  • Stay committed
    • Any activity that you want to remain constant in your life must be repeated.  Stay committed to living healthy.  It won’t all be easy but the end results are worth the small challenges.
    • Partner up!  Having an accountability partner can make a huge difference in your success.  Talk to each other at least once a week and use that time to encourage or challenge your partner in their healthy living walk.

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