We all want to be healthy, or healthier in some cases. I just joined a gym this week (and my feet hate me for it). What I'm finding is that the path to healthy living isn't that hard, but it does take some planning. Here are a few ways to get your healthy habits back on track.

  • Ease into it, don't expect to run a marathon in a week, or lose ten pounds by the weekend. You'll have to make some lifestyle changes, but ease into it and don't do anything crazy that could hurt yourself.
  • Be goal oriented, but realistically so. Maybe you won't lose ten pounds by next Friday, but maybe you can lose them by the summer.
  • Take a walk because everyone has to start somewhere. The simple act of getting up and moving can seriously do incredible things for your mood.
  • Nurture your skin and cover up in cold or windy weather, wash your face and moisturize. You'll be amazed at how much good that will do for you.
  • Focus on sleep which is vital to your overall health. Turn off electronics an hour before bedtime, unwind with a cup of tea; whatever it takes to get yourself some quality sleep, do it.
  • Hydrate! This cannot be stressed enough. Water is essential for life. Try adding just one more glass of water a day, and see what it can do for you.

Little healthy changes don't have to disrupt your whole day. If you want to be healthier, you will find ways to do it.