Health, Fitness, Disease Prevention, and new habits fit for just you!!
I’m in the developmental stages of the habit change program,many are already taking action and trying new habits for better health. Sure we all have tried new things, new exercise programs, and for some, diets, but do they stick? Do they really really stick?
(The above link can get you started, or at least check it out)
It can take a day to 3 weeks for a habit to stick and, depending on the type of change being made, longer, and whether or not it is a good habit replacing a bad habit. for example (sort of a bad example, but here goes…) replacing a cigarette with chewing gum—something many have heard of anyway. In my ball park, the new habit would be supplementing the diet with antioxidants to combat the huge amount of free radicals produced from cigarette smoke, and reading and article about lung health. It would be a start. From there the habit changes would get a little more intense such as replacing one cigarette with a walk and a cup of chai latte as a reward. One plus in this program is you have accountability…even if only by e-mail.
One change can bring huge success in one year. Many people have lost weight and reduced risk for obesity-related diseases just by cutting out a simple serving of ice cream they had once or twice each week. Over the course of year many pounds were lost and a greater sense of health was felt.
Motivated by change, you can keep it going and going…
Habit Changes are HUGE in the quest for feeling better, looking better, and living longer healthier lives. Here’s An example of habit changes for fighting disease: 1.Incorporate more spices into your diet starting today. Cumin is an incredible spice with amazing benefits READ MORE. Stir a 1/2 teaspoon cumin into your rice and beans this week to begin using it weekly. 2. Buy whole flax seeds this week; grind them as you need them and sprinkle a tablespoon on your morning meal. 3. Take a brisk walk 1 time this week either first thing in the morning or after a meal. These habits alone can reduce cancer risk, diabetes risk, colon cancer risk, help metabolism and liver function.
As part of The Optimum You Habit Change Program, I ask that you read the following to help you stick with new habits
God bless, eat clean, stay healthy, stay happy, be fit!