Many of us set New Year’s resolutions that are expectations and fall by the wayside by January 15. Here are some realistic goals from St. Luke’s Care Now for a healthier 2015.
- Increase your water consumption – many of us drink more calories than we think. Switch out one or two soft drinks/juices/lattes each day with a glass of water.
- Increase your walking. Buy a pedometer and set a goal of at least 10,000 steps a day. You may think that you already walk a lot with your particular job, but you never know how much you walk until you measure it.
- Set a goal of at least two fish meals a week. This would include fishes like salmon and tuna that are high in Omega 3 fatty acids – good for your heart health.
- Minimize processed “white” foods such as white bread, white rice, white potatoes and white pasta. Instead, consider whole wheat bread, brown/wild rice, sweet potatoes/yams and wheat pasta.
- Minimize processed sugars and caffeine.