It is said that making a new habit so that it becomes part of one's life takes an average of 3 weeks. Some studies show that it actually takes up to 9 months with the average being a little over 2 months. At any speed, a good healthy habit is worth the time spent.
Healthy eating habits can be easier with just a few changes. Experts recommend replacing your old habit with a new habit. Keeping the old time or activity just needs to be changed with something healthier.
Instead of grabbing a candy bar at the same time every day eat something healthy like granola, nuts, seeds or air-popped popcorn at that same time of day.
Eat lunch at the same time but replace the fat-laden burger with a salad. Exchange the cookie for dessert with a ripe, crisp apple.
At coffee break drink a healthy herb tea or juice instead of a latte full of sugar and fat.
Lastly, take the stairs instead of the elevator when you leave to go home at night.
Walking is the best exercise for all ages.
Author Marilyn Pokorney
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