Health Tip: Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone wants to live a healthier lifestyle, but where do you begin?

The American Diabetes Association says you can't do everything at once. It suggests taking these small steps toward a healthier you:

  • Make just one change at a time, and only when you're ready. Reaching all of your goals may take months, even years.
  • Acknowledge that you have some bad habits that you'll need to work hard to change.
  • Decide why it's important for you to make these changes, whether it's for yourself or for your family or friends.
  • Start with one simple change that will make a difference, such as taking a daily 15-minute walk instead of watching TV.
  • Create realistic goals and set deadlines. Make sure you meet those goals, and reward yourself appropriately.

-- Diana Kohnle

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