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10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Many of us make resolutions to improve our health, including committing to a local health club, quitting smoking, or losing weight. Though it's usual to establish lofty objectives, scientists contend that achieving lesser goals would be more beneficial to our health.

According to James O. Hill, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, "Small steps are achievable and are easier to fit into your daily routine." They are less intimidating than a significant, abrupt change.

Here are 10 to try:

  1. Quit putting on weight. Even if you only put on a pound or two a year, the extra weight quickly accumulates.

  2. Continue to move slowly. Using a pedometer, tally your daily steps. Then, add an extra 2,000 steps, or one extra mile. Continue to increase your daily step count by 1,000 to 2,000 until you are averaging 10,000 steps per day.

  3. Consume breakfast. People who eat breakfast typically weigh less and have healthier diets in general. Add fresh fruit slices and low-fat or fat-free milk to Whole Grain Total® for a full and nutrient-rich breakfast.

  4. Replace three of your daily grain portions with whole grains. If you're like most Americans, you consume fewer than one serving of whole grains each day.

  5. Consume a green salad every day at the absolute least. A salad, especially one with a low-fat or fat-free dressing, is filling and may encourage you to eat less overall. Additionally, it counts as one of your five cups of fruits and vegetables each day.

  6. Reduce fat. Fat contains many calories, and calories matter. Buy lean meats, remove the skin from poultry, switch to lower-fat cheeses, and use a nonstick skillet with just a small amount of oil or butter.

  7. Take calcium into account by consuming two or three servings of low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt each day. Calcium from dairy products is healthy for your bones and could aid in weight loss.

  8. Reduce. You will consume less if the bag, bottle, or bowl is smaller.

  9. Reduce your weight by merely 5 to 10 percent. Lower blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides are just a few of the many health advantages.

  10. Monitor your food intake. Over the next few days, record everything you consume and search for any trouble areas. Sometimes all it takes to help you eat less is writing things down.


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