Friday, March 11, 2011

How to Choose You

Wednesday's three tips for wellness stand: Water. Cook. Walk. If you start with those three things, you'll be on your way to better health. To choose you, choose wellness and help save our healthcare system, I'm going to add two more: sleep and plan.
  • Drink plenty of water each day.
  • Give up all processed, sugar-laden and fake-sugar-laden drinks.
  • Prepare at least 80% of your meals at home (17 meals a week; make your lunch and take it with you).
  • Use whole, natural ingredients (opening a box of something, adding a liquid and heating does not count as cooking).
  • Walk at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Add other exercise (start with strength training 2x/week, flexibility 2x/week and build from there).
  • Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Each Sunday, plan your upcoming week to include:
    • What you'll eat
    • How you'll exercise
If you do these five things, consistently, you're on a good path to wellness. When you're on a good path to wellness the people around you will notice and follow your lead. Then the people around them will follow their lead. And pretty soon, we'll be able to reverse the obesity trend and preserve our healthcare system and help our economy. Every choice matters. Every person matters. Choose you. Choose them. Choose us.

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