Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Get Healthy Blog Hop!
I'm supposed to give an easy tip to help you get healthy. Oh boy. Which to choose? As many of you know, I've spent countless hours helping my patients get healthy as an internal medicine primary care physician. Which means, I've got countless tips, too.
Ahh, the pressure! I can't pick just one! I mean, there are a million things you should do. Exercise. Eat nuts. More veggies and fruits. Stop smoking. Stay away from junk food. Keep your weight healthy.
It's a lot to keep track of. No matter how good your intentions, you will slip up.
The key? Don't let slip-ups ruin all your hard work by turning into the status quo. You're human, after all! So many people have a bad day with eating, or miss a few days of exercise and let it derail everything. Next thing you know, those mistakes and excuses turn into permanent changes and a regression to old, bad habits.
So my advice? Let yourself make mistakes. And then--make a conscious decision the next day to get back to your usual, healthy ways.
And since most of us are of the literary persuasion on this blog hop, let's let a character inspire us. As Anne of Green Gables said: “Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
Thanks so much to Alex, Stephen, Dianne and Michael for hosting the blog hop! Check out the whole list of participants here!