Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) - Healthy Weight

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Sneakers on mat at front doorSometimes, it’s not easy to get motivated to eat healthily or undertake physical activity. You might have too much work to do or it might be raining and you don’t want to get up early to go for a run. You might be having a bad day at work and figure you deserve a take away snack. Such things happen, and it won’t help to beat yourself up about them.

But you can turn things around by giving yourself positive triggers to help put you in the mood to get physically active or eat healthy foods. Healthy triggers involve setting up cues around you that encourage you to make healthier choices.

 

Triggers that may help you include:

  • Leaving your running shoes at the front door or having your gym clothes ready for when you get out of the shower
  • Putting healthy food on display – a bowl of fresh fruit, packets of unsalted, unbuttered popcorn, cut-up carrot and celery sticks
  • Hiding unhealthy foods at the back of the cupboard – or don't buy them in the first place
  • Placing a jug of water on the dinner table
  • Preparing a salad and healthy snacks to take to work for lunch the next day.

Think about what healthy triggers might work for you and give them a go.

Simple steps like these can help steer you away from making less healthy choices and towards making healthier ones.