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.