One of the principles in my 3D Living Plan and Today’s the Day Seven Week Fitness Plan is “baby steps.” So often people think unless they make sweeping changes all at once, they will not see results. But that often backfires. When you try to change everything all at once, you are much more likely to become overwhelmed, frustrated and give up.
I was very gratified to see that a recent long-term study by the National Cancer Center in Japan confirmed what I’ve been saying all along! They surveyed 80,000 men and women between 45 and 74 years of age over 10 years.
There were specific criteria for each of 5 cancer risk factors — smoking, drinking, salt intake, exercise and body mass index. The risk increased if the subjects exceeded those criteria.
The survey concluded that the more healthy habits these subjects had, the lower their cancer risk. However, they found that just adopting one healthy habit reduced cancer risk by 14% for men and 9% for women. I think that’s exciting and very encouraging! You don’t have to change everything – you just have to get started in the right direction and change one thing!
What one thing could you change this week in order to improve your health?