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VIDEO: Tips to Help You Start a Healthier Lifestyle

admin - January 22, 2013



Many of the New Year’s Resolutions made involve some type of health goal, like a healthier diet, losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking or others. Some people set themselves up for failure by making goals that are too lofty and out of reach. This year, don’t be one of these people.

Beginning a healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard and these tips from HealthDay TV can help make it easy. Learn the three steps you should take to make achieving your health goals all the more possible.

View the video below to discover how you can set yourself up for success this year. Visit Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel to learn more about healthy lifestyles. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.

Tips to Help You Begin Living a Healthier Lifestyle

Here is the audio text to the video:

“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:

One: Learn why you want to change. We all want to be healthy, but that’s kind of a 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.

Two: 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.

Three: 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 ten pound 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 the doctors are reading, health news that matters to you.”




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