Small Changes for Big Health Benefit

Laure Redmond, Self-esteem Coach and author of "Feel Good Naked," is the role-model for good  health and says getting healthy is as easy as making small changes that add up over time.

Small Changes that Can Reap Big Health Benefits:

Walk and talk

  • When your cell phone rings, slip on your walking shoes and stroll the halls at work or hoof it outside.
  • If you did this for 10 minutes every day at a moderate 3 mph pace, you’d burn about 1,000 calories a month and lose 3 pounds a year.

Brush your teeth after every meal

  • It doesn’t just fight cavities: Brushing serves as a physical and psychological cue to stop eating.
  • When you’re on the go, a few Altoids or a breath strip can have the same effect. 

Stop Worrying

  • 90% of the things we worry about never happen – Be Present!

Size Really Does Matter

  • When at work: - visit the vending machine, since nibbling on single servings is better than digging your way to the bottom of a mega bag of chips.
  • When at home: - downsize your dishes, since smaller plates can cut one-third of the calories.
  • And when eating out at restaurants: - order two appetizers instead of an entrée, since the average hamburger is 23 percent larger today than it was in 1977. 

Go Green instead of White

  • Cook with herbs instead of salt, butter, or cheese.
  • Start with salad, which will cause you to eat less during the rest of the meal.
  • Drink green tea as often as possible, since it’s packed with heart-boosting, cancer-stopping antioxidant properties. 

Read Pill Labels

  • High blood pressure should not be ignored. Many medications such as birth control pills, anti-inflammatory drugs, cold medicines, and antidepressants raise blood pressure.
  • Consult your doctor for safer substitutes. 
  • Regular exercise and a healthy, high-fiber diet that’s low in salt and saturated fat can lower blood pressure significantly.




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