If you are wondering how to improve your health, fitness, nutrition with some simple lifestyle changes, here are your answers.
1. Wear a Pedometer
One of the simplest things you can do is to start wearing a pedometer every day.¬† From the time you wake up in the morning, until you go to bed at night, keep track of the steps you take.¬† It’s almost a guarantee that you will start to make extra efforts to increase your steps.
2. Use the Food Pyramid
Keep the food pyramid visible in your kitchen.¬† This will help you stay aware of the foods you should be eating each day in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.¬† It will also help as you are making a weekly grocery list and planning meals.
3. Use Hand Weights
Keep a set of 3 to 5 pound hand weights right where you keep your TV remote.¬† Instead of reaching for the remote during commercials, reach for the weights, and use them during the breaks.¬† This will inspire you to do more, and it will decrease your desire for snacking.¬†
4. Use Your Friends
Make a deal with a trusted friend who also desires a healthy lifestyle.¬† Decide to either exchange one healthy recipe each week at an agreed upon time, or to meet for a weekly walk to discuss your progress.
Exchanging healthy recipes will get you motivated to find other healthy recipes and to use them.¬† Discussing your weight loss goals and progress each week will help you stay accountable to yourself, and it will remind you of what you are trying to achieve.¬†
5. Eat Vegetarian
One day a week, cut meat out of your diet.¬† This will enable you to be creative with healthy eating, and you will learn alternative ideas for incorporating protein into your diet.