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Health Matters: Living a Healthy Lifestyle – NBC2 News

With over a dozen triathlons under her belt, Erika Graziani, a dietitian with Lee Health, is now preparing for the International Triathlon World Championship.

Erikas daily routine consists of swimming, cycling, and running. If youre going to do triathlons training is really important.

Erika participated in her first triathlon in 2014 after coworkers at Lee Health convinced her to give it a try. With triathlons I didnt know what was going to happen with it. I thought Im going to have to try it and see and Ive really taken a liking to it.

With extensive training starting at 4 a.m., Erika stays disciplined to her exercise and nutrition. In my position as a dietitian, I try to promote health and good nutrition so I try to practice what I preach and be a good role model, said Erika.

Erika has become an example a healthy lifestyle focusing everyday on wellness, nutrition, and exercise. But her next goal is the biggest one yet. In a few days, shell participate in the International Triathlon World Championship. Its amazing sometimes when you think, wow I did that. I remember thinking how can people do those, but again its just that training, said Erika.

While her immediate goal is to cross the finish line, her ultimate goal is to inspire her patients and community to stay active. Knowing that youre going to feel good about it later pushes me, said Erika.

Staying active and healthy eating keeps her motivated to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Healthy lifestyle: Butte woman powers ahead with workouts | Health … – Montana Standard

Go for a spin in fitness devotee Kelli Sullivans class and youll hop off the cycle inspired.

The operative word inspirational swirls around Sullivan, forever encouraging, prompting and demonstrating what it means to be in tip-top shape at any age while stressing the love for working out over any competitive bent that dogs other older, hard-core athletes.

She is a super inspiration for me, said nurse Janet Nothstine, of Butte, who takes Sullivans spin class twice a week at Fuel Fitness and who cycled from Kalispell to El Paso, Texas, in 19 days in 2008 when she turned 50.

Kellis so kind, Nothstine added. Shell stop and chat with someone in the weight room. She stays after when sometimes I do a few weights. If she sees something new thats interesting shes always looking at new things.

At 59, Sullivan the artist, mother and grandmother is in her third decade of lifting weights a few times a week.

Soon after her son Willy was born 28 years ago, she started lifting weights at the Butte Family YMCA. She hasnt let up.

A poster child for active women age 50 and over, Sullivan consistently finishes in the top half of her age group, including the Missoula Half-Marathon in 2016. Last year she also completed the Hibernian 5K St. Paddys Day Run in Anaconda and the Wulfmans Continental Divide Trail Race.

Sullivan is the first to tell you shes not competitive, but its apparent that the workout queen of Butte has been unswervingly competitive with herself to maintain a fitness level uncommon for women her age.

She runs or bicycles nearly daily and except for foot surgery last February has rarely taken time off from working out.

Ive done a ton of biking this summer, but I love to run, said the Butte resident who grew up with an athletic family and coach father in Great Falls. With running, you dont need equipment; you dont have to worry about that.

She loves running in the rain and she loves running on trails on the East Ridge.

Self-employed trainer Brian Yates knows Sullivan well and sings her praises. He has trained her up to three sessions per week when she was into running full marathons.

Shes absolutely unbelievable, said Yates, 45. She definitely made working out her lifestyle. Some people eat, sleep and breathe working out, but shes also an amazing mother and grandmother.

Hailing from an athletic family set Sullivan on a work-out course in junior high, when she started weekend runs with famed retired C.M. Russell High cross-country/track coach Branch Brady.

Thats when I got hooked on running, said Sullivan.

Her father, Don Cramer, coached CMR girls basketball, and sister, Connie Cramer Caouette is the city golf pro in Great Falls. Still, girls sports were limited during the mid-1970s when Sullivan was in school.

She has accomplished a lifetime of workouts, while also running her own art studio on Park Street for 16 years, creating old, archaic art and painting interiors on the side.

Shes an unbelievable artist, said Yates. She could pass for being in her late 40s and her whole life in general is unbelievable. She inspires a lot of people to make healthy living a lifestyle.

If youre starting to work out for the first time in your life, Sullivan gives practical advice:

Find something that you think is fun something you really like to do. Set realistic goals.

For example, start by walking 15 minutes a day, three times a week, then slowly increase your time and frequency.

Not everyone will like spinning on an indoor bike, but the beauty lies in its non-competitive aspect.

People of all levels can cycle, she said. We always start on a flat road, then you determine which level to start with. Youre challenging yourself.

The last outcome she wants is to dread workouts.

Im all about fun, she said.

As for using free weights or the high-tech machines available at Fuel Fitness, the YMCA and other gyms, Sullivan recommends hiring a trainer to learn safe, correct techniques.

At 5-foot-7, a taut 138 pounds and sporting a low heart rate, Sullivan turns 60 next May. Despite her recent big toe joint replacement and nagging foot arthritis, she has returned to running. She will not be slowed, especially since she loves the outdoors.

Ive got a little plan, Sullivan said slyly. When I cant run anymore, Ill hike.

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St. Rita’s health focus: Sleep tips to get your kids ready for a successful school year – Lima Ohio

Sometime back in July most parents were given a list of school supplies for the upcoming year. Specific descriptions of just the right paper, pencils, crayons and calculators were provided to get them ready to start a new school year. However, on that list they did not find one of the most essential supplies students of all ages need. They were not given the key to unlocking a vital component in the success of their childs school year. That being the key to preparing their child for a good nights sleep following a long summer of sleeping in and staying up late.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) offers a list of recommendations to assure a child gets the healthy sleep they need to learn, function and grow. The week or two before classes return is a good time to start getting your child back on track with their sleep.

Many schools in the area start early in the morning and that makes healthy sleep for a child a challenge. Dont wait until school starts to prepare for the change in bed time, the AASM recommends a gradual transition in the upcoming weeks. A sudden change could make it difficult for him or her to fall asleep. Instead, slowly start making the bedtime earlier; pushing it forward by 5 to 15 minutes each day and waking the child up earlier using the same incremental times. Kids aged seven to twelve need 10 to 11 hours of sleep, while older kids need 8 to 9 hours. Once a sleep schedule is determined, stick to it, dont use the weekend to catch up on sleep.

Establish a relaxing bedtime routine. Start quiet time 1 hour to 1.5 hours prior to bedtime to allow your child to unwind. Include activities like a bath, brushing teeth, bedtime stories for young children or reading time for older children. This is the time to limit television, video games, and other electronic distractions, especially in bed. The bright light emitted by the devices can signal to the body that it should be awake and alert.

In addition to removing nighttime technology from the bedroom, avoid food and drinks with caffeine. A good rule of thumb is to limit pop and caffeinated drinks after 3 p.m. These drinks in the evening can interrupt your childs natural sleep pattern, making it difficult to fall asleep. A heavy meal prior to bed can also make it difficult for your child to fall asleep.

Provide for your child a peaceful bedroom environment. Keep the room dark and a room temperature that is neither too hot nor too cold. Electronic distractions like televisions, computers, or video games should be removed from your childs room and set up in a different location.

Helping children realize that sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle is important for their future, as poor sleep can increase the risk of physical health problems throughout their life. These include obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Be a role model, set a good example for your child. Establish your own regular sleep routine.

If a consistent sleep schedule and good sleep hygiene do not appear to help your child achieve healthy sleep, your child may be suffering from a chronic sleep problem. Talk to your childs doctor or see a sleep medicine physician who has specialized training and expertise to diagnosis and treat all forms of sleep illness.

The sooner your child readjusts to a school-time sleep-schedule, the better he or she will feel in the classroom putting to use their new school supplies.

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Lisa Taylor is a sleep technologist at Mercy HealthSt. Ritas Sleep Center.

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5 tips to make your healthy lifestyle more affordable | WFTV – WFTV Orlando

by: Jessica Thiefels | Contributor to Clark.comUpdated: Aug 21, 2017 – 11:19 AM

Living a healthy life is not cheap. If youre paying for things like supplements, gym membership fees and organic groceries on a consistent basis, yourcash is very likely slipping through your fingers before you can even count it.

Making your healthy life more affordable may not be easy, but once the necessary habits are adopted, it will become second nature to you!

Use these tips to save money, stay fit, and feel good about your physical and financial health.

Gyms can be expensive, but there are ways to get more and spend less if you know what to look for.

Read more: How to get a gym membership for really cheap

On the other hand, you can skip the gym altogether and use the Internet as your personal trainer. There are a number of websites that offer high-quality workout videos from top-tier trainers, for free or cheap. Here are a few to check out:

Not all grocery stores are created equal. While you might love the one thats closest to you because its convenient, it may not be the best option for saving every week. A recent pricing analysis found that Aldi offered the most in average monthly savings (34.5%). Trader Joes, known for its deals and discounts, came in last, with 0% average monthly savings. Get more shopping insights from the full CouponBox grocery analysis here.

If you dont have an Aldi near you, do your own pricing test. Each week for the next month, buythe same groceries at four different stores shopping at a different one each week. Save your receipts and compare. Where did you spend the least? Maybe one store has a bulk section, great for stocking up on pantry items, while another is better for produce and fresh protein. Then modify your shopping routine accordingly!

Read more: 15 ways to save on groceries without digging for coupons

If you love your supplements, youre not alone. The supplements industry is currently worth $37 billion, so there is clearly no shortage of supplements available.

And with a little research, you canfind what you need at a price you love. Before paying out of pocket, see if your doctor can write you a prescription. If you can buy it from the pharmacy, you may be able to use your insurance, which could save a few dollars, depending on what you need.

Otherwise, Vitacost and Supplement Warehouse offer steep discounts on a variety of brands and types, and My Supplement Store is almost always offering free shipping for purchases over $50.

Note:Its important to make sure you do your research and even ask your doctor aboutany supplements you decide you take, as they could include ingredients that conflict with other medications youre currently taking.

Read more: Avoid supplements with these ingredients

This may sound boring and typical, but planning your meals helps you buy just what you need, rather than spending on food that will end up in the trash. For example, you could plan on doing rice, veggies and protein for dinner for the next week. There are many ways you can change this up from day to day, while relying on a few affordable basics:

Planning your meals in this way allows you to get the most for your money, without spending on food you dont need.

Read more: 9 perks that make a Costco membership totally worth it

Government food assistance, often called food stamps or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), is offered for a reason: sometimes we need a little help, and theres no shame in that. Many college students, for example, can qualify and get $60 $100+ in food money every month.

When I was in college, this was a lifesaver. I was able to get the healthy food I wanted, and now, with a well-paying job, I can afford it myself. The best part: Most who qualify receive a debit card, so when you check out at the cash register, no one has to know its not your regular bank card.

Living a healthy life can be affordable if you plan a little, look for the deals, and know where to shop. Youll be glad you took the time to do a pricing test and find the best online workout subscription when you see that youre saving every month.

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Time to work together on plans for a healthy lifestyle – TODAYonline

I read Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loongs National Rally Speech 2017 with interest.

Diabetes mellitus and the associated problem of being overweight are indeed huge health problems for Singaporeans.

Diabetes leads to many complications, which extend beyond the kidneys, heart, and brain.

Half to three-quarters of diabetic patients have fatty liver disease, which has become the most common liver problem in many countries, including Singapore and the United States.

Even in China, where Hepatitis B is prevalent at 10 per cent, the occurrence of fatty liver disease in the general population there is estimated to be 20 per cent.

Patients with the disease are at risk of liver cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. It is expected to be the major cause of liver problems in the next few decades.

Right now, there is no effective and safe medication for treating fatty liver disease.

Most of the clinical research on pharmacological agents that alter the course of fatty liver disease is still ongoing.

However, most studies have shown that weight loss and regular exercise are key, proven treatments for fatty liver disease. A loss of 5 per cent of ones body weight would lead to an improvement in liver function.

As PM Lee said, there is no single magic way to treat diabetes mellitus. Multiple angles of treatment are needed.

Encouraging people to have a healthy diet and do daily exercise for 30 to 60 minutes are the cornerstones of treating diabetes, as well as the associated problem of fatty liver disease.

It is time for all stakeholders including doctors, patients, food sellers, food manufacturers, and the associated government agencies such as the National Environment Agency and Active SG, as well as the Health Ministry to work together in laying out strategies to help people lead a healthy lifestyle.

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Volunteering: Develop a healthy lifestyle while helping others – Edmonds Beacon

By John McAlpine | Aug 17, 2017

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live, we can find something for you. Questions? Call me at 425-374-6374.

Sometimes Im asked, Why is volunteering good for us?

UnitedHealth Group commissioned a national survey of 3,351 adults and found that the overwhelming majority of participants reported feeling mentally and physically healthier after a volunteer experience.

They report the following:

76 percent of people who volunteered in the last 12 months said that volunteering has made them feel healthier;

94 percent of people who volunteered in the last 12 months said that volunteering improved their mood;

78 percent of them said that volunteering lowered their stress levels.

You too can experience these good things by volunteering. For example;

Student Mentors

With school starting soon, help will be needed in the classroom and after school. Teaching experience is not required, just a desire to help students do their best. A few hours volunteering a week can change someones life, including yours!

SHIBA

SHIBA is a program of Homage Senior Services. It stands for Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors. You are trained (40 hours to be exact) to help people make informed decisions. With this training you will be able to help Medicare eligible clients of all ages make choices regarding insurance. You assist people with problem-solving and understanding the complex world of medical insurance.

Food Banks

There is a serious food problem in Washington state. Children and the elderly are the most affected, making up over 50 percent of the people utilizing the emergency food system. For school-aged children, according to the Food Lifeline website (www.foodlifeline.org), Washington state ranks 49th in the nation for summer breakfast participation. While you may not be able to help with that issue, there is plenty to do helping food banks take care of their clients. All the food banks in Snohomish County can use your help. RSVP works with most of them. You can work behind the scenes, with clients or both.

Volunteer Transportation

Imagine not having a car. Imagine trying to get around using the bus. Imagine, for example, living in Stanwood and your doctor is in Edmonds. This is what life is like for many of our Volunteer Transportation clients. They dont have a car to run the errands and take care of the tasks everyday life demands. You can help by giving rides. You choose where you drive and how often. A perfect driving record is NOT required.

To learn more, contact John McAlpine, Volunteer Recruiter, Retired and Senior Volunteers, Catholic Community Services, Everett, at 425-374-6374 or johnm@ccsww.org.

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Kershaw talks healthy lifestyle at PLAY event – MLB.com

“It’s important that you’re able to implement these tips for a healthy lifestyle at a young age so you have them at your disposal for the rest of your life,” Kershaw said while addressing the group before diving into a question-and-answer session. “There are a lot of harmful substances out there, and it’s crucial to be able to distance yourself from that stuff.”

Kershaw’s presence brought ear-to-ear smiles to kids after they had already been taken through a circuit that included agility drills on the field and batting practice in the Dodgers’ underground cages.

Dodgers head athletic trainer Neil Rampe also led a discussion promoting an active lifestyle in the team’s bullpen in left field.

“It’s important to get in good habits,” Rampe said. “We want the kids to have a say in how they live a healthy lifestyle, whether that’s helping their parents out at the grocery store or just making more time for physical activities.”

Several of the PLAY campaign’s partners, including the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, were also present to help run circuits.

The PLAY campaign became the first professional sports program to include children with disabilities in 2014, and a group of children represented by the National Down Syndrome Society were in attendance Saturday.

“It makes me feel really excited when you get to see these kids interact with their favorite players and get to come onto the field,” said Ruben Nieto, whose 12-year-old son, Adam, was one of the children who attended with the NDSS.

Adam and a few other kids had the chance to take a picture with Kershaw before he departed. The three-time National League Cy Young Award winner then wrapped Adam in a hug, leading the lifelong Dodgers fan to break out into celebration.

“I’ve learned so much from [my son],” Nieto said. “He’s changed my life forever. It’s amazing to be able to see how he views the world through his eyes.”

The PLAY campaign was created in 2004 by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. It has hosted over 300 events, spanning all 30 Major League ballparks.

Dodgers assistant athletic trainers Nate Lucero and Thomas Albert and strength and conditioning coach Brandon McDaniel helped lead agility drills and throw batting practice. Justin Matlage, representing the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, led a discussion in the Dodgers’ dugout on a daily guide to living healthy.

The day began with a message on the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs from Taylor Hooton Foundation president Donald Hooton Jr.

“It’s important for them to hear our message because anyone can be tempted to use these drugs,” Hooton Jr. said. “To be able to combine that message with coming out here and being on the field, it’s perfect.”

Ryan Posner is a contributor to MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Apps to assist a healthy lifestyle – Bend Bulletin

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The word calorie is mentioned often in the ever-changing world of nutrition and fad diets. Counting calories sends a shiver down the spine of anyone who enjoys burgers, beer and the occasional sweets.

Engaging in Central Oregons active lifestyle, such as hiking Smith Rock or riding a bicycle up McKenzie Pass, can be misery when lugging extra weight around.

How can that be fixed? Learning nutrition and how to do weight management is key. Calorie counting is often the first step.

Well, theres an app for that.

Pulse spent a week testing four mobile apps designed to help track calories, the goal being to lose, gain or maintain weight.

After researching the best reviewed, and lists of most popular by downloads, Pulse selected MyFitnessPal, Lose It!, My Plate and Fat Secret and downloaded each onto an iPhone. An age, height, current weight and weight goal (lose, gain or maintain) were entered into each program.

Weve listed the pros and cons we discovered by using each app.

When using a calorie counter app to manage your weight, consider the accuracy of logging food, exercise and your own height, weight and age.

One apps definition of moderate activity may not be the same as the others.

Blindly jumping behind the 2,400 calories per day that Fat Secret suggested, for example, will satisfy your sweet tooth, but it wont help your weight-loss goals.

MyFitnessPal

A pro about MyFitnessPal is that after using it for some time, the food you frequently consume (as a creature of habit) is readily available to tap and log in your food diary for the day. Logging your own recipes is easy, as pointed out by the high approval rating for the ease of use in a study by Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. There is also a quick-add method to log calories.

You can enter water consumption and exercise information into this app, too.

A con: The list of exercises is fairly narrow. Working out with a barbell or doing any form of power lifting is hard to calculate. MyFitnessPal doesnt recognize those activities as exercise. A tip to track that, however, is to record the calories burned using the heart-rate monitor under Strength Conditioning on the app. To more easily track other exercises, MyFitnessPal syncs well with a fitness tracker, such as a Fitbit, if you have one.

Lose It!

This app was confusing to navigate. Trying to understand all of the graphs and charts when it was first downloaded took some close attention. Several app store reviews echoed that frustration.

Give it time and go ahead and purchase this app for $40 a year if you want the premium version to really delve in to the advertisement-free program (or dont) and youll find that logging food is simple. It has an expansive food database and barcode scanner that are very helpful.

This app made me question the accuracy of its daily calorie goal. For a 25-year-old, 5-foot-6 woman weighing 155 pounds who is moderately active, it suggested 1,565 calories. No pale ale or sweet potato fry was going to be logged into that food diary.

My Plate

Simplicity at its finest. My experience with this app was ridiculously easy. The different fields of food log, goals, updates and settings are easy to manipulate. Food logging is tap-and-go if you can find the food, however. Some items from Market of Choice and Trader Joes either werent found or offered calorie counts different from other apps, even with the barcode scanner. If you like simplicity, though, this is great for basic use.

Fat Secret

After you set up this app with your personal information, the home screen is filled with a newsfeed of user-submitted meal recipes that are accompanied with a picture. The pictures are not the ones you would find in Sunset Magazine, however, you might be tempted to use a few of the simple dinner recipes.

Trying to set more specific goals like carb or protein intake was a task and a half. Personalizing anything past the initial setup was difficult and for this reason (besides the name), this app failed to make it past the week of trial. It also offered an unrealistic calorie goal of 2,400 calories per day. While that might allow for an extra finger of peanut butter on a bad day, it wont result in losing weight.

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Schools have key role in helping kids keep healthy lifestyle – TODAYonline

Singapore should be worried that diabetes is increasingly being diagnosed in children owing to the increased incidence of obesity (Protect your child against diabetes; July 31).

Cultivating a healthier lifestyle in children, however, is not only the job of parents but also schools. What children eat in school can influence their eating habits in future.

Pupils usually have at least one meal a day from the canteen. Apart from their recess, those who arrive at school early may have breakfast there, and those who have co-curricular activities may eat lunch at school too.

It is thus important that schools give healthier food and beverage options in their canteens.

In 2011, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) established the Healthy Meals in Schools Programme to encourage this and help students cultivate good eating habits from their youth.

The programme criteria include cutting down fat, sugar and salt, serving whole grains, fruit and vegetables, and serving healthy set meals that incorporate food from the four main food groups: Brown rice; wholemeal bread; meat and others; vegetable and fruit.

An increase in the percentage of children making healthy food choices can help to decrease the incidence of obesity and illnesses caused by it, like Type 2 diabetes, in children.

Through courses and talks done by external vendors, schools can also educate pupils about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, i.e. maintaining a balanced diet and keeping fit.

Helping them to understand the dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle is essential to inculcating in them a will to change their eating habits and stay healthy.

They may also become agents of change for those around them to adopt a healthier lifestyle. That said, the role of parents, the main role models for their children, should not be compromised or undermined.

Parents should work hand in glove with schools to ensure that their children get the nutrients they need to grow and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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Getting started with your health improvement program – Shawnee News Star

Wouldnt you agree? Exercise and proper nutrition is only good for you when you actually do it! Equally so, is the fact that we must deal with many distractions that deter us from completing our much-needed exercise. Thats why it is so important to identify and utilize strategies that will help keep you motivated to maintain your exercise program for the rest of your life. Hopefully this weeks tips will be beneficial in that manner and can be included in your growing library for fitness success.

Wouldnt you agree? Exercise and proper nutrition is only good for you when you actually do it! Equally so, is the fact that we must deal with many distractions that deter us from completing our much-needed exercise. Thats why it is so important to identify and utilize strategies that will help keep you motivated to maintain your exercise program for the rest of your life. Hopefully this weeks tips will be beneficial in that manner and can be included in your growing library for fitness success.

It has been my experience that most successful fitness programs have been incorporated smoothly into a persons weekly agenda as a way of life. This usually requires instituting change. And, of course, change is never easy. However, the stress of this process can be minimized if you are aware and prepared to handle it effectively.

The first stage of change is usually pre-contemplation: This is where there is no apparent intention to actually make a change within the next six months, and there may not even be an awareness of the need to change. Here is where your family support system becomes so important and effective. Many times the encouragement from a loved one can motivate us toward achieving a much-needed healthier lifestyle. This could develop into a neat situation where the family begins exercising together. I love the idea and it is a great way to spend quality time with your entire family or significant other. A relaxing low impact walk on a pleasant evening is a nice way to get some exercise and great conversation with the one you love.

The next phase is contemplation: Here you begin to weigh the time, effort, and cost necessary to make lifestyle changes. For example, reviewing your family schedules, or budgeting your finances, etc

Thirdly comes preparation: You fall in this category if you are demonstrating efforts and plans to initiate changes. Deciding the gym or trainer of your choice etc would be examples.

Next comes action: This is where you are actually in the process of making changes. Like training with weights and completing cardio three to four times a week, or eating sensible healthy meals that include a nice combination of protein, moderate good carbohydrates, and low-fat food choices.

Finally, after successfully completing these stages for change you must prepare for maintenance. Here you have demonstrated the ability to achieve your goals and are in the process of establishing methods to monitor and control your new behavior of exercise as a way of life. I am taking a wild guess here, but I bet you fall in this category, right? If you do fall into this category, congratulations and keep up the good work! If you do not fall in this category, I have faith in you, and you should have faith in yourself, because with a little planning and change you will be on your way towards achieving your first realistic fitness goal in no time. It is never too late to start your exercise program.

Here are a few essential keys to successful change:

Develop a true desire to confront and face any fears about a healthy life style. Your better health is worth the effort.

Believe in yourself. You can be in the best shape of your life.

Gather knowledge that will help you achieve a healthy lifestyle change logically.

Write down your fitness goals, review them daily, and take action to achieve them. Set realistic short term and long term goals.

Be prepared for setbacks, because you will have them. Simply view them as learning experiences for continued success. Never give up!

Monitor, evaluate, and reward your progress.

As you identify and incorporate realistic changes towards your healthy lifestyle, I encourage you to keep a positive attitude. Dont allow anything to stand between you and your goal of feeling better, looking better, and performing better. Improving individual health benefits like lowering your blood pressure or cholesterol are great motivators that will help fuel your exercise program as a way of life.

Until next week, keep up the good work and please go out and make it a nutritious and healthy day! To get started on healthy weight loss and nutrition products, call Reggies Personal Training & Nutrition, 104 E. Main, Downtown, Shawnee, (405) 613-0237, email to reggiesnutrition@hotmail.com. Ask about the 24-day challenge for great results!

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