Live your life as if your health depends on it….because it does!

Everyone is responsible for the choices he/she makes.  We make healthy lifestyle choices because good health is something we value, something we want to own and enjoy throughout our entire life span.  The lifestyle choices we make today will impact our health in the future.  No matter where you’re starting from, you can make choices that will make a big difference on how thoroughly you enjoy your life.

How do we change our lifestyle?

–It takes 45 days to change a habit or incorporate a new one, be patient with yourself

–There are 5 stages of Change, what stage are you in?

  • Pre-Contemplation
  • Contemplation
  • Preparation
  • Action
  • Maintenance

If you’re reading this blog you’re most likely at Prepartion, preparing for Action, so way to go!  Remember that moving through these stages doesn’t always mean going forward in a linear fashion.  It’s normal and part of behavior change.  The key is to recognize where you are and take steps to get back on track towards ACTION and MAINTENCE.

First things first, write down your goals.  Start tracking your eating and exercise habits.  It can be a positive reinforcement while developing new habits.  Keep it simple.  Write down your daily goals for food, water, and exercise.  You’re in control of your choices.

Coming Next Week:  Eating, Exercise, Energy and Metabolism

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