1. Drink Lots of Water
Depending on your level of health you should drink 6-8 eight-ounce glasses of water a day. Staying hydrated is very important to your kidneys and muscle strength for staying active.
2. Eat several small meals throughout the day
We all grew up being taught three meals a day is the healthy way, but it turns out having more smaller meals throughout the day helps you to eat better and stay fuller during the day.
3. Make healthy food choices
People who go on diets are only successful for a short time, but when you take the time to change your whole eating lifestyle, your health will change with you. That craving for sweets, you can fix it with a fruit. Work on having more baked food than fried food, and when Spring or Summer finally makes it’s way to your town, you can grill.
4. Eat your greens
Green vegetables such as spinach, kale, lettuce and broccoli have great health benefits. Mix them with pasta or throw them in a smoothie, but eat some; your eyes, hair and bones will thank you!
5. Find the workout that works for you and schedule at least 3 days of activity
It’s important to have some activity to keep you moving, but it’s even more important to find something you enjoy. If you don’t like it you will most likely not stick with it, but if you enjoy it you will look forward to the exercise time. If you like to be Zen and have calm workouts, try Bikram Yoga, but if you like to stay moving and keep you heart pumping, find a zumba class. There are a variety of options, find something that works best for you.