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So you’re ready to make a healthy change to your lifestyle. You’ll need some advice and ideas from expert sources to stick to it! Below you’ll find tips to help you get healthier, and overcome challenges that stand in your way.

Check back often, as this will be updated regularly with new resources and solutions.


5 Ideas for Easy, Healthy Weeknight Dinners

You’re exhausted, starving, and short on time. Before you cave and order pizza or take out, consider one of these easy options. They’re all low-calorie, low-fat, and ready in less than 30 minutes!

Southwestern Pizza
Source: Fitness magazine

Chunky Santa Fe Turkey Tacos
Source: Jennie-O

Chicken BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Source: Fitness magazine

Superfast Tuna Salad Melt
Source: MyRecipes.com

Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Shrimp and Salsa
Source: Health magazine


Go for a Walk Tonight!

Walking is the perfect exercise for those who are new to fitness or trying to get back in shape. Not only is it gentle and low-impact, but you can start small and ease into a higher level of fitness and health. It's safe, simple and free!

Want to turn an evening walk into a workout? It’s easier than you think.

Once you’ve started walking for a workout, it’s essential to increase the difficulty of your exercise to avoid hitting a plateau. Learn how to burn more calories during your walk with these suggestions from Fitness Magazine.


Save Money on Healthy Food

Does buying healthier food mean you have to blow your budget? No way! If you shop a little smarter and prepare ahead of time, you can make the switch to healthier items at the grocery store and still save money. Check out some of these tips below to avoid leaving the grocery store grumpy:

11 Ways to Save Money on Healthy Food
Source: Health magazine

7 Simple Ways to Save Money on Healthy Food
Source: US News & World Report

Healthy Foods under $1 per Serving
Source: The American Heart Association


Making time for Exercise

Between work, family responsibilities, errands, managing a household, and everything else you’ve got going on, there’s not a lot of time left in the day to get active. To help squeeze exercise into your already jam-packed schedule, check out some of the tips below. It’s easier than you think!

Fitting in Fitness
Source: The Mayo Clinic

How to Make Time for That Workout
Source: Fitness Magazine

Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity
Source: The CDC


Set Goals and Stick to It

Everyone wants to be healthy. When it comes to improving your health, it’s essential to set achievable goals for yourself to keep you on track and motivated. Whether you want to cut back on sodium, walk 4 times a week, or get more fruits and veggies, taking time to identify your personal goals will help you live a healthier lifestyle. Browse some of the resources below to get started:

8 Diet Motivation Tips for Success
Source: WebMD

5 Tips for Goal-Setting Success
Source: Health magazine

Staying Motivated
Source: HealthDay


Stop Skipping Breakfast!

Skipping breakfast is a big no-no if you are trying to lose or maintain weight because it leads to high-calorie cravings later. If you’re guilty of skipping the most important meal of the day, check out some of the tips below. Whether you’re short on time, don’t like the taste of breakfast foods, or lack an appetite in the morning, you’ll find tips below to help you make breakfast part of your healthy morning routine:

Eat Breakfast Daily!
Source: Cooking Light

Break out of a Breakfast Rut
Source: More magazine

9 Fast, Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Source: Real Simple


No Gym Membership? No Problem!

There are plenty of ways to get fit without a gym. If a gym membership is out of your reach, or you don’t have time to travel to the gym, consider trying some of the workout ideas below. They can all be done in the convenience of your own home!

Drop a Dress Size in 6 Weeks
Source: Good Housekeeping

No Gym? No Problem!
Source: Prevention

8 Simple Workouts You Can Do at Home
Source: The Huffington Post


Feel like Time is Never on Your Side?

There’s only 24 hours in a day. When you’re over-scheduled and under-rested, it can be difficult to make time to prepare healthy food, squeeze in 30 minutes of exercise, or relax with yoga or meditation. If you feel like your busy schedule is taking its toll on your health, check out some of the articles below to help you take better care of yourself:

No time for exercise? Try our Top 10 Tips to get more!
Source: The American Heart Association

Healthy Eating in a Hurry
Source: EatingWell

Stress Management: Managing Your Time
Source: WebMD


Energize Your Life to Be Your Best

When you’re feeling sluggish, do you reach for coffee, Red Bull, or an energy shot? You’re not alone. According to a study by CareerBuilder and Dunkin Donuts, 32% of workers say they depend on coffee to make it through the day. And more than 2 million Americans report that they feel tired everyday, according to WebMD. If your lack of energy is usually to blame for skipping your workout, hitting the drive-thru, or choosing TV over a walk, read on.

How do you find more energy during your day for activities, cooking, and family fun? Making small healthy changes can help you find more natural, lasting energy (without downing a ton of caffeine!). Check out some of the ideas below to give yourself a boost:

Get More Energy!
Source: WebMD

Best Ways to Have Ton of Energy
Source: Health.com

Get More Energy: Simple Tips to Feel Awake and Refreshed
Source: Fitness magazine

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