Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Steps to A Healthy Lifestyle

It's never to late to resolve to lead a healthful lifestyle! Whether you're making a new year's resolution or simply a promise to yourself, here are some tips to make achieving your resolutions a little bit easier.
  • Make concrete resolutions for items that you can control, such as losing 15 pounds or taking a break three times each day for relaxation and to reduce stress.
  • Don't be afraid to make resolutions that take a long time to accomplish such as reducing your cholesterol level.
  • Break larger resolutions into small, easy-to-achieve steps. If you want to lose 30 pounds, break it down into smaller steps such as losing six pounds a month for five months.
  • Surround yourself with people who will give you positive feedback on your progress to achieving your resolution.
  • When making your list of resolutions, start with those that are easy to accomplish and then move to more difficult resolutions.
  • Develop a written plan outlining the steps to accomplish your resolutions.
  • Don't worry if you do not accomplish a resolution in the time you set. Just re-evaluate and continue to work toward accomplishing it on a new time line.

Make a resolution to take an American Red Cross course! Whether it's getting in shape with our swimming and fitness programs or being prepared with first aid, CPR and AED, Red Cross has a program that's right for you. Did you know that we offer HIV/AIDS education and caregiving programs as well? Contact your local American Red Cross for more information.

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