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4 Steps to Building Healthier Habits

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Take 5 for You

Five minutes can make a big difference.

These tips can you help you start and keep healthy habits:

1. Set a specific goal.
For example,  “I want to walk for 30 minutes five times a week.”

2. Start small and build from there.
Try 15 minutes of walking, three days per week.

3. Set yourself up for success.
For our walking example, you could:

  • Block off specific days and times on your calendar.
  • Have a playlist or podcast ready to enjoy.
  • Find a walking buddy.

4. Track your progress to stay motivated
Focus on what you’re doing well, not where you’re falling short. 

Sources: NIH, News in Health; Psychology Today