ba·by step
noun
plural noun: baby steps
1. a tentative act or measure that is the first stage in a long or challenging process.
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 Now it’s time to go from passive reading to active doing!  

In keeping with the BetterHealth theme of getting better at all aspects of your health, this section is meant to encourage readers to take “baby steps”.

Below are a number of “baby step” suggestions to help you get better (this is currently a work in progress).  There’s too much here to do all at once, so maybe you might want to pick and choose different baby steps to do each day, week, month, whenever.

If you decide to work on some baby steps, give me a shout and tell me how you did (sbannister(at)me(dot)com).  I’d love to hear from you!

Here’s to getting better!

Steve

Place

Place

Eat your lunch away from your desk at work. Tidy your workspace. Eat your lunch outside. Take a nature walk. Plan a mini weekend vacation with your partner away from town. Take a bag of old clothes/books/food to charity. Declutter

Money

Money

Pay off credit cards each month or pay more than the minimum balance. Switch to a lower interest credit card. Only use ATM’s connected to your bank. Ditch your home phone or extra home phone services. Increase the deductible on

Food

Food

Cut your sugar/cream in your coffee/tea in half. Drink less coffee/tea. Eat slowly & quietly, making sure to savour each bite. Pack a healthy lunch for work. Stop drinking or drink less soda, energy drinks, or fruit drinks. Eat more

Movement

Movement

Get outside as much as you can. Each day, do 5 pushups or 5 sit-ups or 5 body squats. Dance! Take a short brisk walk everyday. Stand up straight and tall and then touch your toes.Join a gym. Join a

Relationships

Relationships

Call an old friend. Spend more time with your family. Have your whole family eat dinner at the dinner table every night. Say hello to a stranger. Open the door for a stranger. Pay for the coffee of the person

Mind

Mind

Smile! Make a Vision Board. Take a few minutes to relax in bed before you get up. When you wake up, think about three things you are grateful for. Keep a Journal; just write a few sentences each day. Read

Body

Body

Slow down. Focus on your breathe for 1 – 5 minutes a day. Take time to laugh each day. Get 8 hours of sleep each night. Drink plenty of water (at least 8 glasses) each day. Eat more fruits &

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