EnjoyBeing (enjoybeing) wrote,

Stealth health - aka sneaky ways to lose weight

Good health can come in small steps! 

"You can infuse your life with the power of prevention incrementally and fairly painlessly, and yes, doing something, no matter how small, is infinitely better for you than doing nothing," says David Katz, MD, MPH, director of the Yale Preventive Medicine Center.

This is not a new concept... Research showing that making small changes can add up to a big difference has been quietly accumulating for a while.

Here are a few sneaky ways to get healthy & lose weight:
1. Choose fruit to quell a sweet tooth. Fresh berries and yogurt, an apple with peanut butter or a simple fruit smoothie all pack nutrition and sweetness into a low-calorie package.
2. Practice good posture in front of the computer. This will strengthen your core and help with back and neck pain.
3. Commit to 10 minutes of fitness. You can do a lot in 10 minutes. Every minute counts. Even five minutes can help pave the way to a fitter you.
4. Practice portion control. When it comes to treats, read labels and serve yourself a single portion. At your favorite restaurant, cut down on the calories and fat simply by eating half of the meal and saving the rest for later.
5. Walk through the office. Try getting up at least once or twice each hour—whether walking to a co-worker's desk instead of emailing, heading to the café to get another cup of water, or choosing to use the restroom on the other side of the office. It's a chance to stretch your legs and add a few more steps to an otherwise sedentary day.

Read here for more ideas on sneaky ways to lose weight & get healthy on Spark.com.

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