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Get Moving – Staying Healthy and Active!
While relocating your household goods requires a great deal of physical labor…we regret to inform you that relocating once every five years or so will not keep you in shape and healthy. We apologize if this is earth-shattering news. But as most of us know, living a healthy lifestyle takes intention and dedication.
Obviously, our primary focus is moving your household goods. However, we also want to keep a healthy lifestyle top-of-the-mind. We want to encourage you keep moving…physically (and if you need to relocate, you have certainly come to the right place! Visit our website for more information).
Have a Plan
Similar to advising those preparing to relocate, you must have a plan. The road to a healthy you should start with goals and direction. Being realistic when setting your goals is crucial. Not sure where to start? Get some Diet, Health and Fitness tools from Good Housekeeping.
Take a holistic approach to planning out a healthy lifestyle. Just as moving affects every aspect of your life, your health does as well. Have a plan around making time for exercise, shopping at the grocery, eating out with friends – the list goes on. Now, we know that the demands of life can make it difficult to set aside the time to and effort to make this a lasting change. And that’s where we come in. Watch out for our monthly tips plans, recipes and so on for make living healthy a permanent lifestyle.
Having a Plan: In the Grocery Store
This is where it all begins. Consider these tips on your next trip to the grocery store.
- Lists are your friend; make one, and stick to it. This will help with temptation of buying the Oreos that seem to be staring at you in the checkout lane. You will also save money, because you are not aimless wondering through the store.
- DON’T GO HUNGRY. We go to the grocery store when it’s convenient. Some after work, or after a workout. It’s an honest mistake,but we want to challenge you to go shopping on a full stomach. Going after you have made dinner will help you know what items you need, so you aren’t buying duplicates.
- If this isn’t doable, grab a low-cal snack to bring along.
- Have some recipes in mind that you want to make for the week. Watch out for recipes we post or check out previous recipes we’ve posted for ideas