Healthy Lifestyle! That’s the message being broadcast by every health organization and accreditation body around the world. And it’s a good message. People should be healthy.
So why aren’t people listening? The problem is that the message is too focused on eating healthy, instead of healthier.
The first step to becoming healthy is to swap out small foods and activities for a healthier lifestyle. Which is what this article will give you ideas on.
Do you absolutely love peanut butter? It’s hard to resist. If you do then you are sure to love hummus. You can either make it at home or buy it fresh from your local but store. Hummus is a delicious spread which you can eat with carrot or celery sticks.
Cut your peanut butter snacks in half and swap out the remaining with Humus.
Regular for Skim
If you took advantage of discounts on the Groupon Coupons page for Patagonia but are looking at the jacket and wondering when you will fit into it, swap out your full-fat milk for light!
While it might not have a lot of fat in it, the amount of milk you consume during the day means that small amounts will quickly add up.
Walk to the shop twice a week. That’s it. Just twice a week, instead of driving to the local store to get milk or eggs, talk a short walk and back. Incidental exercise like this is enough to get your heart rate changing and your body moving.
If you enjoy small bursts of walking, try getting off one or two stops earlier on the bus and walk the extra distance.
Chips for Popcorn
That’s right – popcorn! Air popped flavored popcorn is a delicious and healthy alternative to chips and cookies. The next time you’re at the store, pick up a multi-pack and swap them in with your children’s regular lunches.
With just these four tips you are on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Remember, the goal isn’t to be fit and ready for a marathon, the goal is to change your life, one small aspect at a time.