Top 10 Tips for a Healthy New Year

The best way to stay motivated is to do a workout that you love. Hate running but love swimming? Hop off the treadmill and into the pool. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Keep motivated by doing a workout that you love. Hate running but love swimming? Hop off the treadmill and into the pool. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

It’s a new year, so why not work towards a new you? Here are 10 healthy–and reasonable–ways to get and stay in shape from champion body builder and personal trainer David Barton (via New York Daily News):

1. Get off the couch. No marathon workouts are required–just get up every day and do something. To start, take a walk around the block once a day.

2. Find a workout you love. It’s easy to stay motivated when you’re having fun. If you hate spinning but love swimming, skip the bike and get in the pool.

3. Exercise in a positive environment. Whether it’s a gym, a trail or your living room, it’s important to work out wherever you are most comfortable.

4. Stay motivated by picturing your post-exercise self. Not looking forward to your workouts? Think of how great you’ll feel once you’re done. The anticipated endorphin rush will help you get started.Continue Reading …

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