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We’ve all been barked at about how eating well and exercising regularly are the two major keys to living a healthy lifestyle. I have a couple of problems with this. First, healthy eating and regular exercise are good for you, but both of those things are so broad. If a person is looking to be healthier, where do you even begin? Second, it is impossible to eat perfectly healthy and exercise every day without fail. People slip up.
In some of my previous articles, I’ve talked about how lifestyle renovation doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it requires incremental changes. Making changes to the little things you do every day will eventually lead to a healthier you. This article is dedicated to those little changes.
By understanding the positive ripple effect created by these little changes, we can better motivate ourselves to stick to a healthier lifestyle. No more fads! Below I’ve provided six tips that are backed by research. There is plenty more, but these are a good start.
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