Fitability

Deb Bailey AFPA, MAT, CanFitPro, YMCA

 FIT TIP 2

When you know you need to make changes to your life to get healthier, the list of things to do can seem absolutely overwhelming. Drink more water, count up your fruits and veggies, figure out how much fat you're eating, and what kind, exercise for an hour every day - what pressure! No wonder so many of us just close the door on meaningful change.

 

Instead, think small changes. Bump up your water intake by 1 glass today, and maintain that until you feel you can add a bit more to your daily intake. This week, add one more vegetable and one more fruit serving each day.

 

Next week, make a realistic, modest exercise goal. If you say you're going to attend a fitness class five evenings a week, and walk everywhere, that's not very likely to happen. But if you commit to checking out yoga or a walking group at the local community centre once or twice a week, that is much easier to achieve.

 

So make small, steady changes and you'll be surprised how far you will have gone in a short time!

 

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