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Stages of Changing Your Habits for Better Health and Lifestyle

Having a better lifestyle is important in improving your lifestyle. It is important is you could start to think about the best way to change your lifestyle. However, changing your habits is a process that involves many stages.

You need to be able to adopt new and healthier habits to protect you from some health problems such as diabetes and obesity. This begins with your nutrition program, regular physical activities, how you think and interpret feelings and managing your traits.

It is important if you understand the fact that the old habits can die fast. Your dedication to changing your lifestyle and health will determine the success in making the change. It is also good and part of change when you accept that changing a lifestyle can sometimes take longer than you expect.

All you need is to stick to your new approaches and strategies to improve your health as well as your lifestyle. The following information will guide you through the stages of changing a healthy behavior for a better lifestyle.

Contemplation

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The contemplation stage is the “I am thinking about it” stage. This stage is more of when a person is not aware of any signs of making changes to his or her health but is trying to figure out if it is necessary. When you are at this stage, it means you have been thinking about changing, but you have not been motivated yet, you are not quite ready for the change.

At this stage, you will also be ideally knowledgeable that your energy levels or the overall health will improve if you change your habits, but you will not overcome the challenges of making the change.

Preparation

Preparation is more of making the decisions after getting the appropriate motivation or education about the importance of changing a habit for the good health and lifestyle. At this stage, you will be thinking and be making specific ideas and strategies that work out best for you.

You have also made a decision that you are going to change and always ready to take the appropriate action. You will be setting goals that you want to meet to improve health and your lifestyle.

Action

This is your third stage of changing your habits for better health. In other words, you will be acting upon achieving every goal that you had set before. When you are at this stage, you will be eating the right diet for every meal you take daily as well as the appropriate physical activities and behavioral change.

You will be learning about the best nutrition and workouts that will improve your health and make you active. You will also be avoiding the things that will interfere with your good health.

Maintenance

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You will be at this stage if you realize that your change is becoming effective and being a normal part of your routine. You will also find out best ways to make the routine better and working on your progress. Your diet and physical exercises will be perfect and be making you fit and more active.