Many of us make health-related resolutions, such as losing weight, quitting smoking or join the neighborhood health club. While it is common to set high goals, experts say to set smaller goals that could more for our health.
"Small is not feasible and is easy to integrate 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 that a large sudden change. "
Here are 10 to try:
1. Stop gaining weight (Weight Gaining Pills). Even if you just gain a pound or two every year, the extra weight adds up quickly.
2. Take smaller steps. Use a pedometer to count your daily steps, then add 2,000, the equivalent of an extra mile. Continue adding steps, 1,000 to 2,000 every month or two, until you take 10,000 steps on most days.
3. Eat breakfast. Eating breakfast and a lower weight canopy for better overall diet. For a filling and nutrition-packed breakfast, total more than whole grains ® with slices of fresh fruit and low-fat or fat-free milk.
4. Switch to three servings of grain products whole grain each day. If you're like the average American, you eat less of a whole grain serving per day.
5. Have at least one green salad every day. Eating a salad (with low-fat or non-fat dressing) is filling and may help you eat less during the meal. Also counts towards your five cups a day of fruits and vegetables.
6. Remove all fat. Fat has a lot of calories, and calories count. Purchase lean meats, eat poultry without the skin, switch to low-fat cheeses, use a nonstick pan with just a little oil or butter.
7. I think two or three calcium Includes daily servings of low-fat milk or fat-free or yogurt. Dairy calcium is good for bones and may help you lose weight too.
8. Reduce. The smaller bag, a bottle or bowl, the less you eat.
9. Losing just 5 to 10 percent of your current weight. The health benefits has a huge, low blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides.
10. Keep track of your eating habits. Write down what you eat over the next two days and weaknesses of problem. Often, just writing things down can help you eat less.