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If you’re looking to transform yourself into a brand new you, you are in luck! Our guest writer Gabriel Patel from Health Well Wise has provided a guest post for Denver’s Dancing Dietitian, putting together a few creative and doable tips to help you improve your habits and keep them that way. Read on to start your healthy new adventure!

Dance Your Way to Health and Happiness

We may be a bit biased, but research backs us up on this one! Aside from burning calories and toning muscles, dancing to your favorite music is also an effective and seriously fun way to let go of stress. Try cranking up some tunes first thing in the morning for a bonus energy boost!

Mix Up Your Routine With Fitness Apps

Hopefully, you never get bored with dancing, but it can help to have other fitness tricks up your sleeves. That’s why so many people turn to fitness apps to help them get healthy and strong! There are tons of apps to choose from, so do a little research and comparison to see which is best for you. Most paid apps also offer a free trial period so you can test them out.

Upgrade Your Smartphone and Other Tech

If you want to make the most of health and fitness apps, you may want to think about upgrading your smartphone. You can score deals from wireless companies by trading in a current device, upgrading, and/or signing up as a new customer. While you’re shopping, also check out smartwatches and other gadgets to boost your fitness goals by tracking steps and more. Whatever tech you incorporate, make sure you have the right accessories to stay comfortable and  powered up for your next workout.

Plan and Prep Your Healthy Meals

Fitness is only part of the health equation. You also need to improve your diet if you want to look and feel your best. If time or temptation seems to be your biggest obstacle to eating healthy, meal planning may be a perfect solution. By planning out your meals, and prepping them ahead of time, you are reducing the temptation to grab fast food or quick fixes. If you need help creating the ideal meal plan, connect with Denver’s Dancing Dietitian Ricci-Lee Hotz, MS, RDN for a customized approach to healthy eating.

Shop Local for Your Healthy Foods

Want to do good for yourself and your community at the same time? Then consider picking up your produce and other meal prep ingredients from local businesses! Do some research to see if there’s a local growers market open near you, so you can get what you need in one trip. Be sure to check current hours since many farmers markets are only open from spring to fall.

Or Grow Your Own Veggies and Herbs

If you want to stick to your healthy eating plans, convenience is important. And what’s more convenient than being able to step outside and harvest the healthy ingredients you need right from your own garden? Growing a garden can be easy if you get off to the right start. Plus there are other health perks to gardening. Worried about planting in the cold? Grow containers inside.

Always Prioritize Your Mental Health

Your emotional well-being has a huge impact on your ability to change your habits for the better. When you feel stressed or depressed, it can be harder to make even the smallest changes. If you haven’t been feeling like yourself, start with self-care for better mental health.

Saying you want to improve your habits is all well and good. But knowing how to do so without a lot of fuss and muss can make such a huge difference. We hope that the tips above will inspire you to make real, lasting changes.

I hope you enjoyed this great guest post by Gabriel Patel and would love to hear your feedback!

Wishing you health and happiness!

Ricci-Lee Hotz, MS, RDN

Denver’s Dancing Dietitian

A Taste of Health, LLC

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