New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results!

| January 27, 2016 | 4 Comments

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New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results!

Every new year, I take the same 2 resolutions to be more physically active and eat healthier. They are not always easy to keep, as my daily routine of sitting at a desk and typing does not get me moving too much, and working from home being close to the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator makes it convenient to grab snacks.

Last year, I decided to spend at least 30 minutes three to four times a week exercising such as walking outside or on the treadmill, and stepping on the Bowflex Max Trainer. I was doing a good job until I started having lower back pain which sidelined me most of the last part of the year. Now, I am back on track and restarted my workout! When I exercise, I find I feel more like eating fresh produce and just keeping a healthier lifestyle. I also notice that it helps with reducing my stress level and building more stamina. I hope to increase the intensity of my workout in 2016!

To help with my optimal health, I have been taking small steps that can easily be incorporated into my everyday routine. Here are 4 easy steps you can take, to deliver big results:

·         Take the stairs: You can take small steps towards a healthier you, literally. Not quite realistic if you work on the 42nd floor, but think escalators at the mall, moving sidewalks at the airport, that errand that’s a two minute drive away…skip all shortcuts and walk! You can also get a fitness tracker, pedometer, or smartphone fitness app that counts your steps and calories burned so you can measure your results.

 

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·         Take your vitamins: Taking your daily vitamins helps ensure you get the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy active lifestyle; however, men and women have varying nutritional needs so multivitamins such as Vitafusion™ Men’s & Women’s Complete Multivitamins offer a personalized option to help you feel great and support optimal health.

·         Get your giggle on: Laughter really is the best medicine, not to mention it’s both fun and free. Research shows that humour and laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress.

·         Protect your skin: When I take a walk, I use sunscreen with an SPF every day to protect against the sun’s harmful rays (UVA & UVB). And yes, I even wear it on days when it’s overcast!

 

What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions?

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award. Author's website.

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  1. Amy Heffernan says:

    You are SOOO right. Small steps!

  2. kathy downey says:

    I always start with small steps!

  3. kathy downey says:

    Since Christmas i have managed to lose 10 lbs( i have MS so exercise is limited) its been hard but small steps

  4. Shirley OFlynn says:

    Great tips! I have gained about 10 pounds over the winter months and I am finding it difficult to get back on track.I have been focusing way too much on the end goal rather than the little milestones.That’s something I am going to have to change. Thanks for sharing.

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