We have all heard that having healthy habits such as eating well, staying active, and staying on top of our health screenings is really important.
But have you ever really thought about why these things are so important, and how they all work together?
The good news is it’s not hard to build good, positive activities into your life. No matter how old you are or how bad your former habits have been, you can systematically introduce small changes into what you do daily. It is important to remember that healthy habits can be created in stages. What might be an unhealthy habit for one person today may be a good habit for someone else.
For example, pretend you have an unhealthy habit of eating two bowls of ice cream every night. Cutting this down to one bowl or even just half a bowl is making progress towards the healthful habit of cutting down on unhealthy food. However, for someone who doesn’t eat these foods, to begin with, eating a bowl of ice cream a night would not be considered an improved habit.
Start where you are and make progress towards habits that will be healthy for you.