1. Study. Get excited about the new you that’s unfolding, and get busy learning! This includes using online resources, reading magazines, and exploring health resources such as this challenge.
2. Do It. Here’s where the rubber hits the road, folks. Knowledge only goes so far. To make lasting change, you actually have to eat those health foods, not just identify them, and actually give up that dinnertime cup of coffee that’s keeping you awake at night. Health is not a spectator sport. Get out there and do it!
3. Role Models. The people we hold up as role models can have a profound effect on our lives. Here’s a fun exercise: write down the names of your five closest friends. Now, put a plus (+) next to their name if they’re living a healthier lifestyle or a minus (-) if they’re living an unhealthy lifestyle. We become like those people we spend the most time with, so we have a choice to make. We can either choose to spend time with healthy people, or we can inspire those around us to live healthier lifestyles!