Move #4 & 5 in the Path to Better Health

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Tip #4 & #5 – Appointment and Accountability

Since I missed posting last week’s tip, I am tying tip #4 and #5 in together since they can go hand-in-hand at times.

Tip #4 is to make your workout a priority by making an appointment with yourself. Placing it in your schedule by typing it into your smartphone calendar keeps you focused on the goal. As a mom, I love to “check off” items on my to-do list, and exercise is one thing I do for myself and, therefore, is a benefit to my family since I feel a sense of accomplishment afterward.

Tip #5 is to have accountability with a friend and make an exercise date with him or her. Once again, it’s scheduled and you are less likely to skip it. Friends also encourage and push you along the way.

 

Check out my other healthy New Year tips:

Tip #1 – Don’t Drink Your Calories

Tip #2 – Portion Control

Tip #3 – Get Moving

Move #3 in the Path to Better Health

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Tip #3 – Get Moving

In order to get the benefits of health and longevity, you must move and move quickly. In a large and prolonged study of walkers, the National Walkers’ Health Study found it necessary to walk at a pace faster than 17 minutes per mile in order to (pretty significantly) decrease one’s chances of an early mortality. So enjoy a long, happy, and healthy life by putting some spring into your step and moving faster than a snail’s pace!

Check out my other healthy New Year tips:

Tip #1 – Don’t Drink Your Calories

Tip #2 – Portion Control