Creative Ways to Get in Shape

  • Eat a big lunch and a smaller dinner; this will enable you to consumer fewer calories before you go to bed and give you ample time to burn them off.
  • Many people often snack due to boredom, not necessarily hunger. So next time you feel the munchies coming, make a conscious effort to drink water instead.
  • Speaking of water, replace at least one of your sugary drinks (soda, energy drink, juice, etc.) each day with a bottle of water.
  • Plant a garden. Not only will it give you a sense of accomplishment at all your hard work, but home-grown vegetables are delicious and good for you!
  • Keep your fridge stocked with cut up veggies and fruits. They make for convenient, delicious, and healthy snacks especially during the warm summer months.
  • Don’t cook for 8 when you only have 4 people for dinner; having the extra food can lead to overeating. Avoid this by carefully planning proper portions.
  • Avoid fast food restaurants! Well, at least as much as you can. There will be times during work or if you are on a busy schedule, when you need to grab something fast. In this case, order something more healthy than a fatty burger and greasy fries. Try a salad or other more “healthy” item on the menu.
  • In conjunction with the previous tip, start bringing your lunch to work every day if you usually eat out. You will eat more healthy and save more money.
  • Drink skim or 1% milk.
  • When planning fun activities for friends and family, try planning something exercise-oriented, such as a friendly soccer match or a scenic hike.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
  • Park in the back of the parking lot.