Focusing on healthier paths

How have you been doing with your health goals for 2017? Have you been traveling along your healthier paths effortlessly? Or have there been a few potholes? In either case, you might be interested in my free, 6-week email course to help you focus on a different goal each week. The reason this blog is called “healthier paths” rather than “path” is because there is no magic bullet. Your journey towards better health means you must focus on your whole life: food, movement, sleep, stress, and other lifestyle choices. Here is what we’ll focus on for six weeks:

Week 1

Forget about counting calories, food pyramids, and food groups. You’ll learn about traffic light eating, which simplifies healthy eating by classifying foods into red, yellow, and green light areas. You can eat as much as you want of everything in the green light group, be cautious with things in the yellow light group, and avoid red light foods except for occasional treats or special events.

Week 2

This week the focus is on breakfast. You know everyone’s mothers said it was the most important meal of the day. You’ll learn about research on breakfast, and you’ll get ideas for healthier breakfasts.

Week 3

Let’s talk about how you can get a better night’s sleep. You’ll even learn what foods can help you get a good night’s sleep — or not.

Week 4

So many studies have shown that stress negatively affects our health, but what can you do about it? This week, the focus will be on controlling our stress. It’s not about what happens to you. It’s all about how you handle what happens.

Week 5

Let’s talk about moving our bodies. No, it’s not about burning calories. Exercise actually does not work that well for losing weight. But there are a lot of other positive health benefits of exercise. It does not have to painful or complicated either!

Week 6

We’ll end our email course with a list of 10 tips for eating, drinking, and overall healthier living.

Weekly recipes

Every week you’ll also get a healthy recipe that’s easy to prepare.

“Can you send me all the info at once?” you ask.

I appreciate your enthusiasm, but no, I can’t. If you read all of this in one sitting, odds are good that you wouldn’t actually make any changes. That’s why it’s broken up into small, manageable bites. Each week you read about one thing, and you focus on absorbing that information and making a few small changes in that area of your life.

You will receive your first lesson as soon as you sign up. And you will receive one lesson per week after that for six weeks. If you don’t receive your first email within an hour of signing up, be sure to check your spam folder.

The course is completely free, and if you decide it’s not for you, you can unsubscribe at any time. This is completely different from our newsletter, so as a newsletter subscriber, you will not be receiving this info unless you sign up for the email course.

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