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7.29.2010

Tip of the Week: Back in the Habit

7.29.2010
Like it or not, the start of another school year is about a month away. Just as you settled into your normal summer routine, you'll quickly be in the throws of another hectic semester. To help ease the transition and prevent some stress, take your last month to start getting into healthy habits. Find a few fast and easy recipes and practice making healthy dinners, set a consistent sleep schedule (at least 7 hours!), find an exercise routine you enjoy, learn some stress relieving behaviors, and practice sticking to it. Studies show that it takes anywhere from 18 to 254 days for behaviors to become habits. By starting now, your brain and body may get used to engaging in these healthy habits so it becomes second nature. You won't have to force yourself into thinking about your health among your classes, schoolwork, and extra-curriculars; your body will be conditioned to practice healthy behaviors!

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