Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Just a few steps to a more healthy life...

Living more healthy doesn't mean you have to completely change your life overnight and leave all of your unhealthy habits behind you. In fact, in the long run it works much better to change things one by one. You could change everything at once, but after some time your bad habits will come back. You feel bad when you realize it, but this doesn't give lots of motivation to change your life again.

By changing small things you can form new habits, and get used to a healthy lifestyle. You get to know the benefits of every single step you take. When you know about the benefits, you won't stop that easy because you know what you'll lose. If you change lots of things at the same time, you don't know what you loose if you took away one thing. You just know what you lose when you give up everything. You won't miss one thing that much...

So today, we start with one small step towards a healthy lifestyle. In fact, it's more than one step: Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

It's much more comfortable to take the elevator, I know. The first days might be hard, but after a short time you'll recognize it's getting easier every day. After some weeks you'll ask yourself why you took the elevator in the first place. No matter where you want to go, it always seems to wait for you on the wrong floor. If you take a look at your watch, you'll recognize that most of the time you're faster when you take the stairs. You don't have to wait for them. They're already there. Not only is it more healthy - it's also faster.

You really should give this a try, unless you live or work on the 42nd floor. That would definitely be a healthy thing, but I doubt you'll be faster than the elevator ;)

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