The Cold, Hard Facts About Fitness and Nutrition

You must drink 10 glasses of water a day, walk 10,000 steps a day, sleep 8 hours a night and only eat carbs on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Ok I made that last one up but the first three are pretty much considered gospel and while it’s not bad advice, and maybe optimal for most   people it may not be possible for you where you’re at today. That’s ok don’t panic.  If you’re looking to make changes in your health think about what you can do today to work towards your goals.  It doesn’t have to be all at once.  If you’re not drinking any water start with one glass.  If you’re concerned about not moving enough find ways to move more throughout the day.  Maybe walk to the kitchen and get another glass of water.  (See what I did there?)  Many times we get stuck comparing ourselves to what others are doing or what we think we should be doing and miss seeing what we can be doing. Going from no water to 1 or 2 glasses a day is big.  Taking the steps instead of an elevator or parking your car further away from the store you’re going into is big.  Going to sleep 30 minutes earlier, big.  Healthy habits beget more healthy habits.

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