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7 Tips to Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals

We know that sticking to your health and fitness goals can be tough, so we’ve put together this list of some tried and true tips. Try to implement any or all of these tips and you’ll be a healthier, happier you in no time!

1. Drink more water!!

You’ve heard it a million times before but that’s only because it’s true! It’s hydrates your body and flushes toxins from your system, quite possibly the to most important things in regards to health and fitness goals.

If you have a hard time drinking plain water, try infusing your water with fruits, vegetables & herbs such as cucumber, mint and lemon water.

2. Find ways to take more steps in a day.

Lace up your sneakers and take the dog for a walk. Park further away from the entrance at the grocery store. Head to your local farmers market and walk around to get your produce. Take walking meetings with coworkers.

3. Change how you do get-togethers with friends.

Instead of dinner or drinks with friends, meet up for an early morning hike followed by a light and healthy lunch.

4. Challenge yourself!

So you’ve always wanted to try indoor rock climbing or take that 7am spin class? Do it! There’s no better time than now and you’ll feel exhilarated after!

5. Eat seasonally.

Food tastes best when it’s fresh and in season. Prepare and eat more local, seasonally driven meals at home. Not sure what’s in season? Check out our Winter Produce Guide for tips to get you started.

6. Dedicate 30 minutes.

Set aside 30 minutes everyday to get your heart rate up. If that feels daunting, try 2 separate 15-minute slots. It’s much easier than you think: Try 50 jumping jacks, 25 crunches, 10 lunges and 10 pushups. Repeat the cycle until you’ve hit your allotted time.

7. Prepare & Plan.

Everyone can apply this step in ways that are most beneficial and relevant to their lifestyle. This can mean preparing meals for the week ahead of time, planning your grocery list weekly, scheduling your day around a workout, preparing for unexpected unhealthy temptations (such as the cookie tray at a party) by having healthy snacks readily available.