5 Simple Things You Can Do Today To Change Your Life

Making positive, healthy changes in your life doesn’t necessarily call for scrapping everything you do. In fact, there are five very simple steps that when combined can make a huge difference.

If you’re ready to enact changes right now, try adopting one or all five of these simple things today:

  • Eat better – Rather than cracking open a can or going to a drive-through, start eating whole foods in the right proportions. Fresh fruits and vegetables (who eats too many vegetables?), low-fat dairy, lean meat, whole grains if appropriate for your body type and other healthful choices can have a very big impact on your overall health.  This is especially so if you learn to limit the size of your meals… that is…portion control.  Remember, it’s always better to eat less, but more frequently. Three small meals a day of the right foods (increase your protein) combined with a few healthy snacks can help you lose weight, maintain health and simply feel better.
  • Get busy – Start working out about an hour most days of the week. Keep in mind that working out doesn’t have to mean chaining yourself to a treadmill. You can join an exercise class, start playing a sport, go swimming and so on. Pick a few things you find enjoyable and give them a go to see a real difference in your life. Focus on 5 hours of movement a week and not just aerobic exercise. By doing some weight training (which includes body weight training) you will increase your metabolism and burn more calories 24/7.
  • Sleep more – Getting at least eight hours of peaceful sleep is essential for the body, mind and soul. If you have trouble sleeping, picking up the exercise habit and eating right can combine to help a great deal. It is also useful to remove distractions from your bedroom, such as a television set or clutter.  Put your computer and cell phone away a couple hours before you lay down to sleep.  Getting REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is what we all need to sleep deep and feel rejuvenated for the following day.
  • Drink plenty of fluids – Getting plenty of water during the course of each day is essential for health. Keeping the body hydrated can improve your physical status and better prepare you to tackle your daily routine and exercise, too. So many people are dehydrated and they don’t even realize it. Remember, urine should ideally be almost colorless to light yellow. Your kidneys are working too hard to get rid of toxins in very concentrated urine. Consider drinking a few glasses of water with each meal to ensure hydration that lasts.
  • Improve your self-image – Working to adopt a healthy, positive attitude can assist you in everything you do. Learn to listen to your inner voice-speak and weed out the negative thoughts. The more positive you are about yourself and the world around you, the more likely it is you will attain your goals and even surpass them. If you want to be a strong, positive influence in your loved one’s lives, become the person you know you are capable of and live by example.

If you’re ready to change your life, start small and stay positive. Working with a health specialist, highly accredited personal trainer, or the fitness professionals at your local gym can also be very beneficial. When you enlist support from the experts, you can start to make simple changes today that will last a lifetime.

About the Author

Marin health and fitness expert, John Spongberg is the founder of Personal Training in Marin as well as an accomplished author, speaker and life coach. He is dedicated to helping people reach their optimum level of fitness, health and body satisfaction through a unique, comprehensive whole-person approach, customized to each client.

Mr. Spongberg creates a successful experience for individuals who are ready to take the next step to, once and for all, achieve the extraordinary health, vitality and body they’ve long been dreaming of. Your satisfaction is personally guaranteed 100% or your money back!

If you’re ready, you can reach Mr. Spongberg at (415) 785-4826 or download your free copy of his special health and fitness report, “The Truth About Losing Weight” at www.PersonalTrainingInMarin.com

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