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Health Tip: Start Changing Your Lifestyle

Begin with these four simple steps

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(HealthDay News) -- Making healthy lifestyle changes may involve a big commitment. But there are easy steps that can help you get going.

The Weight-control Information Network suggests:

  • Imagine a healthier version of yourself, Then consider the steps you'll need to take, such as a healthier diet and more exercise, to get there.
  • Create a plan to help you reach your goal. Think about things that may thwart your efforts, and devise a strategy to overcome them.
  • Begin carrying out your plan. Have fun, log your progress and lean on loved ones for help.
  • Once you've reached your goals, add variety to food and exercise. Don't beat yourself up over slip-ups, and keep moving forward with fresh challenges.


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