Healthy New Year
A new year signals a fresh start and, for many of us, that means resolving to make healthier choices. It’s easy to let big plans fall by the wayside, so start small with these Healthy Ideas:
- Step it up. Use a pedometer to track your steps. Set a daily goal (experts recommend 10,000 steps or about 5 miles each day) or challenge friends, family or co-workers to see who can take the most steps in a month.
- Eat more fruits and veggies. It’s a tip we’ve all heard before, but research suggests that even making small adjustments to your diet or exercise plan can have a ripple effect, leading to better overall health.
- Downsize your dishes. Controlling your weight starts with controlling your portions. Using smaller plates is an easy way to become more aware of how much you eat at each meal.
Even small changes can lead to big results, but drastic transformations don’t happen overnight. Whether your goal is weight loss or improving your overall health, be patient and aim for simple changes that can become part of your daily routine.