7 things you really need to STOP if you want to get healthy!

7 things you really need to STOP if you want to get healthy!

Here at The Happiness Institute we believe that happiness and healthiness are intimately linked. 

It's hard to be happy if you're sick and tired and it's hard to be healthy without the positivity that comes from happiness. 

Creating health is not overly difficult but sometimes, it requires doing LESS of certain things like the 7 listed in this MindBodyGreen article … 

by Chris Freytag

Sometimes getting healthier isn’t about the choices you're making, it’s about the choices you should stop making. To live your best, healthiest life, try to add some of these tips to your health and fitness routine.

1. Stop with the excuses.

Everyone has the same amount of time, and to give you some tough love: people who are busier than you are finding time to workout. Do away with the energy-defeating excuses and create time in your day to exercise. You'll feel so much better after you do.

2. Stop skipping workouts.

Working out on the occasional Thursday isn’t going to keep you healthy. Come up with an exercise plan that works for you and stick to it. Maybe you do cardio three times a week and strength training twice a week. Or maybe you'll power walk a couple days a week and swim laps on weekends. Get exercise on your calendar most days of the week, and give yourself one day to skip instead of skipping six.

3. Stop self defeating thoughts.

If you say, I don’t like exercise, guess what? You won’t like exercise. Approach it from a different angle instead. Ask yourself: What exercise would I enjoy? What form of activity will motivate me to do it each day because I like it? Maybe it’s playing soccer with your kids or going for a walk with your neighbor. You have endless options—play a sport, join a gym, take a ballroom dance class, swim, hike, ice skate or rollerblade. No matter what your age or physical ability, there is something out there for you. You just need to find it…

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