12 Small Changes In A 12 Hour Day For A Healthy Lifestyle

"As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself." ~Adelle Davis

Do you live a healthy lifestyle? You don't have to be running marathons, eating tofu and sprouts, or meditating for hours to say yes. A healthy lifestyle is a work in progress, with peaks and valleys, but hopefully always moving forward toward learning more, making better choices, and living mindfully.

A healthy lifestyle doesn't have to begin with big, dramatic, challenging change. Making small changes and incorporating them into your life slowly and incrementally will increase the likelihood that you will stick with the change and want to do more.

If you view any positive change as a small gift you give to yourself, to honor your body, mind and spirit, it will make the change less intimidating and more natural. As modern dancer Martha Graham reminds, "The body is a sacred garment." We must treat it as such.

In just one day, there are many small changes you can try to facilitate amazing health benefits and perhaps kick-start an new healthy habit for life.

Here are 12 actions that require little time and commitment but provide big rewards, especially if they are repeated every day. (more…)