In today’s busy world, many people say to themselves, “I used to be very active and worked out every day. These days, I find it hard to fit exercise and diet into my day.” They often ask, “What can I do, and where can I start?”
It’s a simple question that typically gets a not-so-
simple answer. To get and stay healthy, here are some quick tips.
• Get on a scale, take a photo, and set a goal: You must start somewhere. Find out where you are today. Then, set a small, short-term, obtainable goal. Write it down next to your photo.
• Get up and go workout: You schedule dental checkups, haircuts, salon sessions and soccer practices — why not schedule your fitness? Schedule a 30-minute workout four to six times per week. If you don’t, it won’t happen. If you can’t spare 30 minutes, squeeze in a vigorous 10 minutes that day.
• Photo food journal: Studies show that photographing and journaling your meal is six times more effective for curbing overeating.
• Cut sugar and starches: Avoid white-colored food except cauliflower and meats.
• Join a group exercise program: Yoga, spin and crossfit, among others, are all great ways to meet new friends and enjoy the familiarity and accountability of group exercise.