3 Simple Steps To Healthier Living
Are you still struggling to figure out how to be more health conscious? Not really sure where to begin or what to do? Scores of people make big plans as new year’s resolutions to lose weight or get healthy. Far too few of those actually seem to figure out a way to make that happen. Instead, the majority ends up frustrated and disappointed and quit trying.
The most common problem is trying to do too much all at once. When you want to live a healthier life, the best way to get started is with simple things. It is often the simplest of things that can create great changes. Here are three very simple things you can do to get started on a healthier lifestyle.
#1 – Replace soda with water.
According to an article posted on Healthlink, “As of 1997, the average American consumed 576 12-ounce servings a year, which equates to 1.5 12-ounce, cans each day. This nine-fold increase is especially prevalent in children.” (http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/973023516.html) A very simple and easy step you can take is to replace your sodas with water. At the very least, exchange regular soda for diet and reduce that consumption in half.
#2 – Eat five servings of vegetables per day.
Most people think it’s impossible to eat that many servings of veggies in one day, but it isn’t. By exchanging vegetables for junk food snacks, it is totally doable. Just eating two servings for lunch and dinner, then having one serving as an afternoon snack will get your five servings in one day.
#3 – Walk twenty minutes, three times a week.
One of the simplest ways to start getting healthy is to schedule exercise into your routine. By simply walking twenty minutes a day, you will develop a simple, but effective exercise routine that will help burn calories, strengthen your lungs, and get your blood flowing.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2009 Hope Wilbanks