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Doctors often tell people to lose weight, eat healthier and stop smoking. Now, let’s talk about how you can actually do these things.
Hi. I’m Dr. Cindy Haines host of HealthDay TV.
Living a healthier lifestyle can be hard, but change isn’t so tough if you go about it the right way. Try these three steps:
1, Learn why you want to change. We all want to be healthy, but that’s kind of vague hope that may not inspire you to change your life. Write down what being in good health would help you do, like feel better, be more fit, or live long enough to see your grandkids grow up. If you need inspiration for living a healthier life, review your list.
2. Figure out how ready you are. Are you ready to make healthy changes now? If not, might you be ready in a few months? People at different stages of readiness need different motivations to take action. If you aren’t quite willing to change yet, think about what you would need to do to become more ready.
3. Break big goals into smaller ones. Losing 50 pounds is like climbing a mountain. If this is your goal, think instead about starting with a 10-lb. loss. Make mini goals that will help you reach it, like starting to walk around your block, then later jogging around it, then entering a 5K race in your community.
I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading: Health news that matters – to you.