Habit – a regular practice that becomes hard to give up!

We all have habits – some good and some bad.  When it comes to our health, we should all strive to adopt healthy habits.  In the long run, they will benefit our body and overall health.
Here are some tips to start to help you start a new healthy habit:
  1. Decide what habit you want to adopt.  Preferably one that fits in your lifestyle
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    and that you are willing to work on.  Make it something that is simple and appealing to you.  Instead of weight loss, vow to eat more veggies!  Trade your afternoon snack for a healthy one like an apple and some peanut butter.
  2. Write down the habit that you are committing to and share it with an accountability partner.  The act of writing it down will help to get it into your sub-conscious mind.  An accountability partner should be someone you know will help you stay on track with your goals and is willing to point out when you are headed down the wrong path.
  3. Start with a small habit. For example, replace your typical snack with a healthy snack.  Add one glass of water to each meal.  Get more steps in each day by walking for 10 to 15 minutes a few times per day or getting extra steps in at work.

    Add that Glass of Water!
  4. Set alarms on your phone or you computer to remind you of your goal to adopt some healthy habits.
  5. Practice your habit several times a day (if it is not food).  You are not going to be perfect at first.  By practicing, you will get there.
  6. Find the joy in each habit that you establish. Your body and mind will thank you for it!


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