It doesn’t take a gym membership to be healthier. Keep it simple! Try eating better and adding more activity into your day. Eat more vegetables and reduce your salt intake. Aim to get in some exercise, at least 30 minutes a day. Making small changes to your daily routine can lead to big changes in your life. Start small and make 2018 a big year for your health.

Small changes can add up to a healthier you!

Looking to be healthier? Healthier habits can be within reach with even small changes to your diet. And, it doesn’t take a gym membership to be more active.

Keep it simple! Try eating better and be more active. Start with one small change at a time, like eating more vegetables or cutting down on your salt intake and going on a walk once four or five times a week. As it gets easier make another change or two to your diet or daily activity.

Making small changes to what you eat and how active you are can improve your health in a big way now and in the future. Any action you take to be healthier is positive progress. You’ll enjoy more energy, while getting into a healthier you. Loosing extra pounds reduces your risk for high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Plus, being more active can improve your mood and reduce stress.

Get started with these simple tips

Healthy eating tips

  • Eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains
  • Decrease fat use, substitute canola or olive oil for lard and shortening
  • Reduce your salt intake
  • Cook with more spices and herbs
  • Limit portion sizes
  • Cut out processed food
  • Stay away from added sugars
  • Try a new healthy recipe once a week

Get more active

  • Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity four to five times a week
  • Walk during your lunch break
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Do yardwork over the weekend
  • Take a 10-minute dance break with your kids
  • Start walking/jogging or swimming
  • Mix cardio exercises with lifting weights