Happy New Year! This is a time of year when most Americans resolve to lose weight, manage debt/save money, get a better job, get fit, eat right, improve their marriage, better quality time with family, read the Bible, get a better education, drink less pop, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, reduce stress overall, take a trip, or volunteer to help others. Only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually follow through.
I believe in making small changes that you can live with forever. That’s why I came up with a little challenge called the 250/250 Challenge.
The dreaded “C” word, cardiovascular exercise or cardio for short. This is often done as part of some resolution you’ve made around New Years to lose weight. Or punishment for that juicy hamburger you ate last night.Did you really need that extra serving of fries? Come on, you know that answer.
We’ve all been there. Too tired, too busy, we skip the workout we planned. We know exercise is beneficial: it reduces stress, helps prevent chronic health conditions, manages weight, and increases energy levels. When excuses are all too handy, motivation is hard to come by.
If you enjoy eating spicy foods you're in luck. Besides being delicious, spicy foods have been shown to increase metabolism. That doesn't mean you can cover your junk food in hot sauce and make it healthy. Just eat healthy and add a little spice to it. Better Body, Better life!