At times it is a challenge to incorporate healthy habits into your life. You know you want a happy, relaxed and healthy lifestyle. Healthy food habits and exercise will get you there. You are confused about the different diets and exercise programs. It may seem difficult but not impossible. You should start slow and keep in my mind that with moderation you will get there.

Making small changes – You could start by looking at your diet and eating habits. Check to see if some not so healthy habits can be reduced or given up like snacking or eating while watching TV. It is advisable to keep track of your water intake which should not be less than 8 glasses per day. Try to get to bed at a reasonable time. Take the stairs instead of the escalator/elevator.

Weekly Challenge– You can start by taking up a new habit for the week. If you were not drinking 8 glasses of water per day. This could be your challenge. Track your intake daily. Replace soft drinks with water. The next one could be to add a vegetable or fruit serving to your meal. Walking for at least 30 minutes a day would be a good start and then progress it into a jog/run.

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