"Create Healthy Lifestyle Habits"

Creating healthy lifestyle habits helps your body perform at its optimal level...

Just about everything we do each day is a habit or a routine from washing your face in the morning to the type of snacks you eat late at night. Habits can be healthy or unhealthy and healthy habits help the body to live longer, feel better and experience happiness.

The truth is that we want to always enhance our quality one healthy lifestyle behavior at a time after all, it is a lifelong endeavor.

Busting Bad Habits

If you truly want to build healthy lifestyle habits you must first deal with bad habits. The best thing to do is to break the bad habit and replace it with a healthier habit.

Try breaking one habit at a time and move on to the next. Give yourself at least three weeks to work on breaking each habit.

Cold turkey is okay but it tends to have a lot of failures because it's so hard.  Wean yourself slowly from the bad habits and you will have success.

You don't have to spend a lot of money and time seeking ways to break bad habits but, you do need to approach it right.

People go on crash diets in hopes of losing weight, but do not change the way they eat once the weight is gone...This is true of all bad habits.

Before you can create a healthy habit to have a healthier lifestyle you must modify your behavior in order for it to stick. The best way to beat unhealthy lifestyle behaviors is to first focus on the behavior and the attitude.

If you wish to lose weight, figure out why you are overweight.  Is it genetics?  Is it a stressful lifestyle?  Is it an addiction to unhealthy carbs (sugars, fats, and processed flours)?

Do you reach for an unhealthy snack when you feel stressed or worried?  If you go on a diet and lose the weight but do not change the behavior surrounding the reason why you gained it in the first place, you will just gain it back.   

Creating Good Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Seek out to develop good healthy lifestyle habits that will give you a healthier lifestyle.

Good habits include doing things like drinking plenty of water each day, eating healthier meals and avoiding junk food.  Letting go of bad habits like smoking and drinking and replacing them with good habits such as a fun hobby.

Think in terms of replacing the bad with good. Replacing good habits for the bad habits makes you never feel cheated or as if you have to do without.

Changing the behavior is a matter of realizing you do have control over every situation you face, including how you react.

You may not be able to control the situations that cause stress that leads to overeating, but you can control how you react to them.

If you can turn the tide of needing a vice to head off stress, you will turn the tide on your weight and health issues.

You can bring your weight to a healthy level and keep it there, this is a side benefit if creating healthy lifestyle habits.  You will have more energy and feel better.  It is like a domino effect.  Just change one tiny thing and the rest follows, if you stick with it.

Healthy lifestyle changes help you to live a long and healthy life.  The bad choices help to shorten the lifespan and may make living comfortably impossible.

Take it one step at a time. Breaking bad habits and building good habits takes time. Replace a good habit for a bad habit and take it slow so you won't feel withdrawals. Once you make this turn you will notice a marked improvement in your life and in how you feel daily. This will be enough incentive to stay on the healthy lifestyle path.

A Healthy Lifestyle Habit Challenge

Here is a little 21 day challenge for you.  Let's call it the sedentary to physical activity 21 day test.

This is how one 65 year old fairly healthy female Got back on track  after breaking her toe and letting inertia set in.  After the toe was healed...

She started an exercise regimen with a 12 minute hobble around the block and slowly progressed to 35 to 45 minutes of walk run, and taking on a few hillsides.

Once you get the momentum going...You may just find it hard to quit.  After 21 days You will not want to not exercise.

Now this will not take a lot of thinking and planning or you may not do it.  You will need to make sure you are up to it; you may need clearance from your doctor before starting any exercise regimen...

You will need a pair of comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothes for the weather.  Make sure weather is favorable.  Be careful though, this could turn into putting it off again.  Got to get that inertia going.

Go for a walk, even if you can go for only 10 to 12 minutes at a time; repeat for 3 days.  During the next 6 days aim for 20 minutes even if you go 10 minutes two times a day.

From days 7 through 21 try increasing your pace pushing a little more each day until you are at a brisk pace and can breath easily. 

Once you get to the point where you just want to keep going... you are well on your way to creating one healthy habit at a time...

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