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New Habits

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

When you think of HABITS, what comes to mind? It's sort of like New Years Resolution, isn't it. We're all guilty of making New Years resolutions and breaking them before the end of January. But when it comes to our health, we need to get serious and re-evaluate our our lifestyle and make changes.
Mayo Clinic suggest adding 5 good habits and breaking 5 bad habits...

Good Habits to add:
1) Eat a healthy breakfast (but not too much, just enough to get you off to a good start).
2) Eat vegetables and fruits (at least 4 servings of veggies and 3 servings of fruits per day).
3) Eat whole grains.
4) Eat healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, nuts and nut butters and the oils that come from nuts).
5) Move! Exercise for 30 minutes or more a day.

Bad Habits to break:
1) No TV while eating same goes to computer use, And only spend as much time watching TV as you do exercising.
2) No sugar (only what naturally found in fruit). No high -fructose corn syrup.
3) No snacks except veggies and fruits.
4) Meat and dairy. Limit meat,poultry and fish , why, even the leanest cuts have some saturated fats and cholesterol and can be high in calories. as for dairy products, choose skim or low fat.
5) No eating at restaurants unless the meal fits the plan.

Whatever new habits you chose to adopt, be prepared for challenges in a variety of situations, Use your problem solving skills to come up with solutions that work for you. But don't include "giving up" as one of your solutions.

Wandering what I choose..... Exercising more, TV and computer less.

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