Improve your health by starting with one simple change

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Improve your health by starting with one simple change

Source:  Harvard Health News


Resolving to try something for a week, such as walking or eating more vegetables, may soon turn into a lifestyle change you can sustain.

Starting on the path to better health can feel overwhelming. The thought of trying to make a big change in your diet, weight, or exercise may seem drastic or unrealistic—particularly if you try to tackle them all at once. But like any journey, all it takes to get going is just one step. “There is a lot of power in starting slow and small. The little changes add up,” says Dr. Michael Craig Miller, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “For example, if you go for a 10-minute walk, then the 10 minutes becomes easier, and maybe you’ll feel good about going for 15 minutes, then 20. You’ll enjoy it, and before you know it, without overwhelming yourself, you’ll feel better.”

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