Ten Small Steps To Improve Your Health. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing ten small steps to improve your health. Many of us make health-related resolutions, such as losing weight, stopping smoking or joining the neighbourhood health club. While it is common to set high goals, experts say that setting smaller goals could do more for our health.
Ten Small Steps To Improve Your Health
“Small steps are achievable and are easier to fit into your daily routine,” says James O. Hill, PhD, Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. “They are less overwhelming than a big, sudden change.”
Here are 10 to try:
Watch Your Weight
Keep an eye on your weight and work on making sure you are not gaining extra lbs. Even if you gain just a pound or two every year, the extra weight adds up quickly.
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 10,000 steps on most days.
Breakfast eaters tend to weigh less and have better diets overall. For a filling and nutrition-packed breakfast, top Whole Grain Total® with fresh fruit slices and low-fat or fat-free milk. Try the following recipe with Vanilla Complete for a delicious smoothie breakfast.
Switch to Whole Grain
Switch three-grain servings each day to whole grain. If you’re like the average American or British, you eat less than one whole grain servings a day.
Have at least one green salad every day. Eating a salad (with low-fat or fat-free dressing) is filling and may help you eat less during the meal. It also counts toward your five daily cups of vegetables and fruits.
Trim The Fat
Fat has a lot of calories, and calories count. Purchase lean meats, eat poultry without the skin, switch to lower-fat cheeses, and use a nonstick pan with only a dab of oil or butter.
Consider calcium by including two or three daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk or yoghurt. Dairy calcium is good for bones and may also help you lose weight.
The smaller the bag, bottle or bowl, the less you will eat.
Lose just 5 to 10 per cent of your current weight. The health benefits are huge-lower blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides.
Track your Eating
Keep track of your eating. Use this Weekly Meal Tracker to write down what you eat over the next couple of days and look for problem spots. Often, just writing things down can help you eat less.
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