10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health


Mar 4, 2022

 by Nicole Grevelis
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What do you do to improve your overall health?
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👣10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health

Experts say that setting small goals can 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 Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. "They are less overwhelming than a big, sudden change."

✔️Add 1-2 of these small steps into your weekly routine, until all have been added in, tracking your improved health:

 

1. Keep a gentle eye on your weight for reference, noting fluctuations and any continued weight gain.
Use your clothes for a more day-to-day reference.

2. Utilizing a pedometer is helpful to log your steps. Count your daily steps; then add 2,000, which is the equivalent of one extra mile. Keep adding steps, 1,000 to 2,000 each month, until you hit 10,000 steps most days.

3. Eat breakfast.
Breakfast eaters tend to weigh less and have better diets overall. For a filling and nutrition-packed breakfast, scramble up some eggs, add your favorite veggies & top with a splash of cheese.
Grab a piece of fruit for an easy breakfast on the road!

4. Get up to 3 servings of whole grains daily.
If you're like the average American, you eat less than one whole grain servings a day.

5. Eat your greens!!
Have a green salad every day. No matter how big or small, eating a salad is filling and can help you eat less during the meal. It'll count toward your five daily cups of vegetables and fruits, too.

6. Trim the fat.
Fat has a lot of calories, and calories count. Purchase lean meats & eat poultry without the skin more often than not. Switch to high-quality cheeses, bring cautious not to over-eat it. Use nonstick pans and add just enough oil or butter.

7. Consider your calcium intake & include two or three daily servings of low-fat organic milk or yogurt. Add a high-quality calcium supplement for stronger bones and dark leafy greens which can also aid weight loss.

8. Downsize.
The smaller the bag, bottle, or bowl, the less you will eat.

9. Lose just 5 to 10 percent of your current weight. The health benefits are huge; lower blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides & reduce joint pangs.

10. Keep track of your eating.
Write down what you eat over the next couple of days and look for problem spots. Skipping meals, waiting too long to eat, overeating, can all contribute to poor health.

 

We have created a simple, easy-to-use planner to help you with steps 1 through 10. Get, Get EWB Inc.'s Habit Tracking and Commitment Journal