Another healthy tip courtesy of Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT
Part 2 from Dr. Rego -
My health tip would be to start by ‘tracking’ whatever it is you want to change! Study after study has found that by tracking a behavior closely, we give ourselves the best chances of changing it. For example, if you want to improve your diet, make a deal with yourself to write down everything you eat and drink, before you eat or drink it and note the calories it contains. If you want to improve your level of fitness, write out a weekly plan for when and where you will exercise ahead of time, and then write down what form of exercise you did and how many calories your burned each time. Many apps can be downloaded to help with these forms of tracking – or you can use a good, old fashioned pen and paper. The magic is in the tracking – not the tool used for it.
- Dr. Simon Rego, Director of Psychology Training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.