Developing Healthy Habits

Written by Super Member: darvis simms

Developing Healthy Habits With all the news today about health and fitness, you know the importance of having a healthy lifestyle. The difficulty is incorporating healthy habits into your life.

What is a habit anyway? Webster defines a habit as a pattern of behavior acquired as a result of frequent repetition. Therefore, in order to acquire some new pattern of behavior, you must repeat the behavior on a regular basis. Then this new behavior becomes a habit and consequently, becomes a part of your daily activities.

Following this logic, if you wish to realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, you have to repeat some healthy pattern as a part of your daily or weekly activities. Then these healthy patterns become habits and a part of your lifestyle.

Whether your goal is to lose 10 lbs, fit into those smaller jeans, or to have more energy to do your daily activities, you must develop habits to achieve it. Otherwise, you are just wishing your goal will magically materialize.

Take 30 For 30 Days
This idea occurred to me while I was outside, walking and enjoying one of the beautiful days recently. I think it is a simple way to incorporate a healthy habit into your life. Take a brisk pace 30-minute walk each day for the next 30 days.

Walking is one of the best exercises to incorporate into your daily activities. It is easy to do, can be done almost anywhere, and does not require any special equipment. Walking has numerous health benefits such as:
  • Weight loss and maintenance
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Strengthening muscles, bones and joints
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Reducing stress
Just think: in as little as 30 minutes a day, you can experience the above benefits. Thirty minutes a day is only three and a half hours out of the 168 hours in each week.

I challenge you to take a brisk 30-minute walk for the next 30 days and I guarantee you will be amazed at how much better you will look and feel. Also, you will develop a healthy habit that will become part of your lifestyle in the process.

This Article was contributed by a Super Member:
Darvis Simms is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer & author of Ageless Fitness and The Ageless Fitness Daily Workout Journal. Darvis is available for speaking engagements and interviews. For more information about Darvis, visit
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