Tuesday, December 29, 2009

3 Steps To A Healthier New Year

As the New Year approaches, many people make a resolution to get in better physical shape. They resolve to eat better, excercise more and tone up. Most of these resolutions begin with going on a diet and establishing an extreme exercise plan. Less food + more exercise activity is a formula for weight loss. But, drastically curbing our eating and spending lots of time the gym can occupy most of our free time and pleasure - the idea is to live and enjoy our lives!

Bob Greene, a certified personal trainer offers some great advice to lose weight for good.

1. Add 2 minutes to your work out.
You can do 2 minutes more of any physial activity easy! Add 2 minutes on each week and it is a painless, realistic way to increase daily activity.

2. Cut three unhealthy foods from your diet.
Choose three foods that are not good for you and replace them with a nutrious choice. Some suggestions are to replace soda for water or tea, replace fried foods with oven baked or grilled foods. Reduce the fat in your milk - go from whole milk to 2%, or 2% to 1%. Gradual changes won't be noticed and the less milk fat is much a better choice.

3. Discover negative food behaviors.
Pay attention to the times you eat for comfort. When you are tempted to eat for reasons other than hunger, seek a healthy alternative - a brisk walk, a glass of water, a phone call or visit to a friend.

These are small do-able changes which when practiced can do much more than a failed diet, but bring on a healthy lifestyle.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these great ideas of the new year.
    Have a blessed happy new year !!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for sharing your commment. It is a joy and blessing to hear from you and your words are appreciated.