Implementing Positive Health Changes | Stephen Coleclough
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Implementing Positive Health Changes

Implementing Positive Health Changes

So, you’ve made the decision to start changing your lifestyle.

Good for you!

It’s great that you’re trying to change yourself and your ways.

However, implementing these changes can sometimes can be a real challenge.

It’s difficult to try and make positive changes all the time, and we know that too well.

To try and help you to get those lifestyle changes going to improve your health, we’re going to be taking a look at a few tips and tricks we’ve picked up.

Tell your family

A great way to make sure you keep to the promises you’ve made to yourself is to tell a family, or the people you live with.

It’s easy to give up goals when we’re the only ones who know about them.

There’s no one to hold you accountable for what you do, and that can really damage your motivation.

However, a family member, friend or partner can really hold you to the mark, and help you to do what needs to be done.

Introduce changes slowly

Change can be a big shock to the system if you try and do it all at once.

You’ll soon find that you want nothing to do with any of the changes you’ve implemented, so you’ll get resentful of them.

It’s best to introduce new changes slowly, and one at a time.

Make sure you’re comfortable with the first one before adding another.

Easing into new lifestyle choices is a much better way to make sure they stick.

Reward yourself

The thing about these kinds of lifestyle changes is that they’re often not good.

You don’t want to get up and go for a run, in the same way that you don’t want to eat healthy.

Therefore, it’s important that you take the time to reward yourself for your efforts.

Make sure that you’ve considered what you’ll reward yourself with when you’ve implemented the changes.

Run for miles?

Reward yourself with a nice hot bath.

Or maybe you’ll watch a movie you wanted, or buy something nice.

Whatever you decide to do, it will serve as a motivator for your efforts, and help you see things through to the end.

Overall, these are just a few of the different ways that you can implement new lifestyle choices into your day to day routine.

No one really wants to change at first.

It’s easy to get caught up in what we’re used to and what’s comfortable.

However, sometimes you need to make alterations in your life.

Change isn’t always bad.

But it can be tricky to make changes and stick by them.

We don’t doubt that.

It can be a lot of effort to try and force yourself to eat right and to exercise.

But when you do it, you’d be amazed at just how much you benefit.

Introducing change slowly is the best way to get used to it.

And rewarding yourself is a good motivator – you are forcing the body to act differently.

It’s also good to have people to help you, because you don’t have to do things alone.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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