Why Small Changes Have A Big Impact

As we start the new year with lofty expectations of how we want to improve our lives, this (excerpted) article by Chris Kresser, helps to keep it in perspective.

Most of us have been taught to believe that if we want a big result, we need to make big changes. Sometimes big results do require big changes. But not all the time.

Especially when it comes to health.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that 30-minutes of very light activity – like household chores or walking slowly over short distances – led to a 12 percent reduction in mortality. Why is this important?

Because when people think that only big changes can make a difference, they aren’t likely to take action.

If a completely sedentary person thinks that even light activity – like doing some gardening, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking a half-mile to the store instead of driving – can make a meaningful difference he’ll be a lot more likely to do it. And once he does, he’ll feel better, more confident, and more empowered to take the next step.

Small changes = big impact, with exercise and diet. Let’s have an impactful 2018!

Recipe of the Week:

I am hooked – Red Curry Shrimp Skillet from the new Whole30 Fast & Easy cookbook is so flavorful it has already become a household favorite. For variety you can substitute salmon for the shrimp.

Quote of the Week:

“Rule of happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”

  • Immanuel Kent

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