Getting Healthy in 2019
By Virginia Laird
There are many reasons to make changes each year. For some it is simple necessity to improve health. Others may want to drop a few pounds. Whatever your desire is to move your health to a more positive note in the new year, now is the time to commit to change. Health and wellness experts have offered several tips to help you get a jump-start on improving your health, including:
- Make healthy eating a priority
- Commit to walking or jogging one mile daily
- Give up soda
Make Healthy Eating a Priority
If you are looking to get healthy in 2019, it may be time to take your food choices more seriously. Like millions across the nation, you may have finished out last year munching on all the junk food and unhealthy beverages you could find. Rather than staying in this habit, plan today to start making change. Research suggests that rather than jumping head-first on the healthy eating plan, making one small change each week can help you be successful in your quest to eat healthy.
Commit to Walking or Jogging One Mile Daily
For those who may not love to exercise, it can be a dreadful thought to add a workout to your daily routine. Spending hours at the gym may seem more like a prison sentence than a day at the spa. For this reason, health and wellness experts have suggested that committing to one mile each day can be enough to spark an interest in exercise and promote health improvement. For many, walking or jogging one mile may take as little and 10 to 20 minutes. Experts suggest that most can find this small amount of time to get in this exercise. It is also easy to get a mile in no matter where you may travel.
Give Up Soda
A Diet Dr. Pepper with vanilla has long been my favorite beverage. However, with the research surrounding the unhealthy facts of soda, even I have considered giving up this tasty treat this year. Research suggests that soda can be harmful for many of your organs and their ability to function properly. Some health and wellness experts advise that soda can promote weight gain. Still, others suggest that sodas contain far too much sugar and harmful chemicals. Giving up soda this year may be the best decision you can make when it comes to your health.
May 2019 be the year you achieve everything you set your mind to do!
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