NATIONAL HEALTHY WEIGHT WEEK
National Healthy Weight Week kicks off annually during the third week in January. The observance aims to reinforce healthy eating as a way of life instead of dieting to lose weight. It also provides tools to help establish healthy relationships with food, a positive body image, and approaches to improving healthy habits.
It takes time – more than a week, certainly – to make a permanent, lifelong change. However, it is possible. We’re all different. Depending on our personality, breaking or making a habit can take days or months. One thing is sure, you have to keep trying or the changes will never stick.
- Visit your physician and set goals.
- Start slow. Try changing one thing at a time.
- Whatever you choose, drink lots of water.
- Add fruits and veggies.
- Reduce or eliminate sugar.
- Reduce or eliminate refined carbohydrates.
- Add a cardio workout – walking is one of the best exercises anyone can do.
- Include a weight or resistance workout (such as yoga).
- Keep your servicings small by using small plates.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Find a buddy. Making these changes with someone helps you stay committed
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHealthyWeightWeek
Share your life-long tips to a healthy weight. Support someone you know who has weight loss goals. For more information on healthy weight, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for ideas, tools and tips. Use #HealthyWeightWeek to share on social media.
NATIONAL HEALTHY WEIGHT WEEK HISTORY
Healthy Weight Week has been observed since 1994. However, we have not been able to identify the founder.