11 Simple Habits to Kickstart a Healthier Lifestyle

It’s a new year, and many of us are in the midst of planning or beginning our New Year’s resolutions. Everyone has their own individual thoughts when it comes to resolutions. Sometimes resolutions focus on personal growth, financial security, or learning a new skill. Other times, New Year’s resolutions focus on fitness and health. So often, they are abandoned after a month or two. This year, instead of focusing on “losing weight” or “exercising more,” we encourage you to instead focus on building a healthier lifestyle. Creating a healthier lifestyle can begin with a dramatic change, like a sudden shift in activity, or it can be done gradually. There isn’t necessarily a right or wrong way to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. On a personal level, you will need to choose for yourself a plan that you will be most likely to adhere to. We’ve compiled a list of eleven simple habits that can be incorporated into your daily life to start you on the path toward a healthier lifestyle.

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4 Steps to Get Motivated for Your Workout

When the holidays roll around, it’s all too easy to get out of tune with your fitness routine. The shopping, cooking, and traveling takes up a lot of your time and can get in the way of your health goals. Even one missed workout can disrupt your rhythm. Once you lose that momentum, it’s difficult to get it back. Therefore, we’ve compiled 4 steps to get motivated for your workout and take action towards reaching your fitness goals. Continue reading 4 Steps to Get Motivated for Your Workout

Stocking Your Kitchen for Quick and Healthy Meals

Most of us don’t want to be spending all day in the kitchen preparing food for our families. Nevertheless, we want homemade meals that taste good and are healthy. In my house it starts with, “what would you like for breakfast?” at which point we begin searching the cereal drawer, the fruit basket, and refrigerator to see if it is going to be a quick breakfast, or more preferably an egg, toast, and grapefruit type of day. That’s our favorite but there’s not always time for it. Does this sound like your house or do family members just find what they can and run out the door? The real question is, “what’s in your kitchen for quick and available meals?” Continue reading Stocking Your Kitchen for Quick and Healthy Meals

15 Little Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier You

Diets and fitness fads aren’t built to last. Making subtle changes to your everyday life will turn into regular lifestyle habits that will. Celebrate the New Year with these 15 little lifestyle changes that can help you become a healthier you in 2017.

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The Science Behind Creating A Habit

Are you looking to kick off the year with a new good habit? Maybe you need to ditch some bad ones? Have no fear, Elite (and science!) are here to help.

You see, habits are tough. Some are good, like getting to the the gym once a day. Some are bad…like eating 6 cookies at a time when you go into the office break room. But there are scientific ways to get into the swing of good new habits and break bad ones. Continue reading The Science Behind Creating A Habit