Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

A healthier lifestyle doesn’t happen over night but making small, simple steps to a healthier lifestyle will pay off in the end. Here are 7 simple steps to set you on the right course!

GOAL SETTING Set your goals, make a game plan to reach them and write it all down! Plan rewards for when you reach your goals and be sure to take them! When taking steps to a healthier lifestyle, those small wins will keep you motivated!

DRINK UP Aim to drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day! (a 200 pound person should drink 100 oz daily)

FUEL YOUR BODY Get your metabolism fired up. Add in more nutritionally dense food choices! Add in more plant based foods! Simply adding in a couple more fruits and veggies daily can boost your nutritional intake. No need to be hungry and starving yourself will stall your progress!

SWITCH SWEETENERS Try replacing processed white sugar with healthier options like honey, maple syrup, stevia or another more natural sweetener.

GET COOKING Know what’s in your food! Buy whole foods (the least processed possible) and prepare at home. Try new spices and seasonings. Invite your family and friends to join you! Make it fun! Taking steps to a healthier lifestyle should be an enjoyable process. Enjoy creating and eating delicious and nutritious meals. Also, prep extra for healthy grab and go meal on those busy days.

MOVE EVERY DAY 30 minutes is a great goal. Walk, dance – anything that moves you! Try new things, try everything and find something you enjoy! Fitness can be fun and an excellent way to manage toxic stress!

FIND FITNESS FRIENDS Connect with like minded people to share support and accountability as you all take steps to a healthier lifestyle! Enlist a friend, join a group or hire a coach. There are many great options to help keep you on track and help you have fun while reaching your goals! – Ingrid Jamault, www.leapwithingrid.com

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