Become Healthy, Stay Healthy

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Here are some of Dr. Sikorsky’s tip for a healthy lifestyle:

Set Some Goals.

Write your goals down.  Goals become more real when they are written down.  Progress will become easier during the process once you set a goal.

Get Enough Sleep.

Put down the iPad, turn off the TV, head to be earlier and get more sleep. It might rake a while to become accustomed to an earlier bedtime. Stick with it and you will fall asleep earlier. Sleep is vital for one’s health.

Drink More Water.

Try to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water.  For example, I weigh 160 pounds so in a given day I will try to drink anywhere from 80 ounces to 200 ounces of water each day depending on my activity level.

Elevate  Your Heart Rate. 

Try to elevate your heart rate for a continuous 30 minutes a day.  It doesn’t matter how you do it as long as you do.  First find your target heart rate: 180 (beats per minute) – your age = target heart rate.  This would put you in the fat burning zone.

Sign Up For an Athletic Event.

Signing up for a 5k or a fun walk is a great way to keep you motivated and on task.

Eat Well.

Eat more fruits and vegetable.  The ratio of fruits and vegetables should be two thirds vegetables and one third fruits.  Try to eat as many different shapes and colors of vegetables as you can.  This can be hard for people that don’t like vegetables but once you start eating them regularly your taste buds will change and you will become more accustomed to the taste.

Cut Back or Reduce the Amount of Meat You’re Eating.

Cut out unhealthy, fatty and process meats.  Replace them with vegetables.

Snack Healthy.

 Stop eating chips and crackers.  Eat more fruit, nuts and vegetables to replace those snacks.  Instead of ranch dressing on your veggies try using a hot hummus.

Interact Socially.

Isolation is not good for the body, soul and mind.  Having a workout partner helps motivate and keep you on track.

Go on a Date.

If you are married and haven’t been on a date with your spouse in a while then go on one.  Do whatever you need to do to make it happen.  Hire a babysitter or drop your kids off at your parents and just go.

Be Grateful.

Try writing down three things that you could be grateful for or went well each day.

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