10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health

Many people make health-related resolutions, such as to lose weight, stop smoking or join the local gym. While it is common to set high goals, experts say that setting smaller goals could do more for our health.

"Small steps are achievable and are easier to fit into your daily routine," says James O. Hill, Ph.D., Director of the Centre for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre. "They are less overwhelming than a big, sudden change."

Here are 10 small steps to try:

  1. Keep an eye on your weight and work on making sure you are not gaining extra pounds. Even if you gain just a pound or two every year, the extra weight adds up quickly.
  2. Take more small steps. Use a pedometer to count your daily steps; then add 2,000, the equivalent of one extra mile. Keep adding steps, 1,000 to 2,000 each month or so, until you take a minimum of 10,000 steps on most days.
  3. Eat breakfast. Breakfast eaters tend to weigh less and have better diets overall. For a filling and...
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How Many of These Bad Lifestyle Habits Are You Guilty of?

health & wellbeing Aug 13, 2019

We all have bad habits. Some we know we should change and some we don’t even recognise as bad habits. They become so much a part of our lifestyle but are they the barriers that are holding us back and keeping us stuck? 

How many do you identify with?

  1. Keeping plastic bags in plastic bags
  2. Apologising for everything even when it's not your fault
  3. Eating between meals or constantly eating
  4. Sitting down in front of the TV all evening.
  5. Making decisions based on what other people may think 
  6. Smoking
  7. Eating junk food because it's cheap or just because you like it.
  8. Indecision
  9. Piling your plate up with carbs Eg Rice, Mac n cheese, potatoes, etc
  10. Buying bargains because they are bargains not because you need them. 
  11. Buying offers like 3 for 2 even though you only need 1. 
  12. Always saying "basically", "like", "you know," or "yeah"
  13. Skipping breakfast
  14. Eating when you are not hungry
  15. Falling out with people and deciding not to talk to them ever again. 
  16. Not...
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