Your health is your most important asset. Unfortunately in today’s busy, high-stress world it can fall to the bottom of your “to-do list.” But by not making your health a priority, you increase the risk of disease or other debilitating long-term illnesses. More and more people are suffering from diseases that are 100% preventable because of lifestyle habits that don’t support good health. Why does this happen? When you work, take care of your family, and take care of all your responsibilities there’s not much time left for you. You may be sluggish, feel frustrated with your physique, or find that you seem to catch every illness with which you come into contact. And it can be overwhelming to think of making changes that will improve your wellness.
Good Health Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated
Developing a “health conscious” lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, with a simple healthy habit changes you can look great, feel better, and get more energy. Even better – you can implement most of these habits in just a few minutes each day. While the following habits won’t take up much of your time, they can have lasting benefits such as: — Keeping blood sugar steady — Reducing your risk of heart disease — Raising good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol — Preventing common colds, flu, and sinus infections — Weight loss and reducing belly fat — Healing dry, cracked skin — Lowering your risk of cancer You’ll spend less time worrying about getting ill or dealing with chronic disease and you’ll have more energy to enjoy your life. And if you have a family with children, starting these good habits will help them to have better health now and in the future.
It’s Not All or Nothing
The idea of incorporating new habits into your already busy life may not sound very appealing. But you shouldn’t have an all- or-nothing approach to wellness. Even if you just incorporate one new healthy habit every few weeks, you’ll be one step closer to a life of wellness. Once you’ve mastered a single habit, you can add another.
This is an experiment where I “test” a brand new habit every single month. You can use the 30DHC concept to try one of the 70 health habits in this book. And in a year’s time, you’ll have added 12 new routines to your life.
Choose Your Priority Habits
I don’t recommend you try to implement all 70 at once. Instead it’s better to pick the ones that are most important to you.
Think about your current health situation: Do you want to lose weight?
Do you want to eat better? Do you want to look better?
Do you want to control your blood sugar?
Do you want more energy every day?
Keep those issues in mind as you read each health habit and focus in on those that apply to your most urgent situation.
Then once you have those implemented, you can add other habits that are important, but not as urgent for your situation. This book can help you to take small steps that will have a big impact on your health. So let’s get to the habits that can change your life!
I don’t claim to be an expert on health and physical fitness. Instead, the goal of my site is to show how continuous habit development can lead to a better life. Like you, I sometimes struggle to maintain a balanced healthy lifestyle. While I’m good at getting regular exercise, I’ll often cave into drinking the can of soda. The goal of Develop Good Habits and this book isn’t to lecture you about being healthy. Instead, I hope to provide you with simple strategies that you can easily add to your busy life. It’s my hope that you choose a few of these “healthy habits” and use them to eat better, feel great and get more energy. We have a lot of habits to cover. So let’s get to it.