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10 Better Choices for Better Health

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There are better food choices for your best healthI've tried doing crash diets and major health makeovers, but I always revert back to my old ways. What else can I try?

As you consider your choices of better health, consider the subtle changes you can make to your day! Basically, if it involves movement/exercise, add it. If the food is processed, avoid it. Think about the possible differences in choices you could make during your day!

1. Park farther from the building and walk the extra distance. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

2. Get up 10 minutes earlier and go for a brisk walk. (Calories burned: 100!)

3. Start your day with a glass of good-for-you milk. It's good for your bones and helps curb the hunger.

4. Instead of that Egg McMuffin, eat a small whole wheat bagel or a piece of toast with one tablespoon of peanut butter. (Calories saved: 180)

5. And instead of that afternoon coke, drink a glass of water (calories saved: abt. 140)

6. Choose real fruit or real nuts for snacks. An apple or a banana is a much healthier choice instead of those processed snacks you buy at the store that claim they are "made from real fruit."

7. When dining with a friend at a restaurant, order one entree and split it. Restaurants usually put too much food on a large plate. Divide it before eating it.

8. Stand up during your TV show and wiggle! (You might encourage giggles from those around you - invite them to wiggle with you!)

9. Take a break during your workday to take a 15 minute walk around your building. If the weather allows, walk outside. If not, walk the floors and stairs instead.

10. Eat regularly throughout the day to keep you from feeling hungry (and binging) and to give you the energy you need for your daily tasks.

By adding exercise to your day and decreasing your calorie intake, you will find a healthier you awaiting tomorrow!

We asked our members how they are going to be healthier in 2011. Here's what they said:
  • I started exercising more & eating healthier (LM)
  • I am starting a regime of either riding the stationary bike or walking when it is nice. (S)
  • My own hopes and plans for the new year are to be happy and healthy both in body and mind, physically and emotionally. (T)
  • I'm going to exercise and quit smoking. (LMV)
  • Make sure to eat all my fruits and veggies! (CAT)

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

12-24-2009 - 02:35 PM


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