If you’re like me, you’ve historically waited until New Year’s for a good excuse to jump on the latest health craze bandwagon. Fortunately, there are many other reasons to start on a journey toward a healthier lifestyle (sans health craze, that is). There are also just as many reasons why that journey is often cut short. Healthy habits are easier to start than they are to stick with. Restrictive eating plans, faddish new workouts, and the latest miracle methods aren’t sustainable in the long term.
The best way to kick-start healthy habits is to find a balanced approach that’s tailored to your lifestyle and needs. Here are five ways to make small yet meaningful changes that will set you on a sustainable path to health.