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3 Quick & Easy Healthy Tips

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Tip # 1: Start small!

It’s normal to fall off track with your workout routine. Set a goal for yourself each week and try to keep adding to it as you go. It will get easier as time passes and your body adjusts to the changes. If you hardly work out, try some light stretching or yoga once or twice a week and work your way up into some more challenging exercises and workout routines by week 4.

You don’t need to have a gym membership to work out. There are so many FREE workout videos online. See my post here that includes the links of some of my favorite at home online workout routines.

Examples: 

Week 1: 

Yoga: 2 days
Yoga is great for building your tolerance for certain exercises. It helps with flexibility, muscle strength, and overall athletic performance.

Week 2:

Yoga: 2 days
Cardio: 2 days (20-30 minutes each)
Weights: 1 day (20 minutes)

Week 3: 

Yoga: 2 days
Cardio: 2 days (30-40 minutes each)
Weights: 2 days (30 minutes each)

Week 4:

Yoga: 1 day
Cardio: 3 days (40-60 minutes each)
Weights: 2 days  (40-60 minutes each)

Tip # 2: Push yourself

You don’t know if you can do it until you try! If you are working out and stuck in the same routine your body will never see results. Push yourself to try something different or to just do something more. If you typically use 5-pound weights, try to use the next size up. If you run on the treadmill at the same speed all the time, push yourself to run a little faster each time. Start small and build yourself up until you’ve hit your new norm!

Tip # 3: Drink Water-Stay Hydrated!

The key to feeling good and kicking cravings is drinking water. You’re typically supposed to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. If you are prepared, it is much easier to stick to that goal. Have cold water bottles handy at all times. Pack a lunch bag and gym bag with the water bottles you need to drink for that day. Buy a water infuser and have fun water choices ready whenever you need them. My go-to infused water choices are lemon & mint, cucumber, orange, and cucumber-lime & mint. If you have them ready to drink, you are more likely to choose that over a sugary alternative. Give it a try!

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