Decrease the amount of sugar containing beverages you are drinking each day by one-half.
This challenge will help you prepare for cutting sugar containing drinks completely from your diet and increasing your water intake to around 64 ounces per day. First, think about what you drink each day that contains sugar. Then brainstorm ideas for cutting sugar containing beverages in half, like diluting or replacing with flavored water. See Tips to Decrease Sugar & Increase Water for tips and flavor ideas.
Skill Introduction – More Water, Less Sugar
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Change two things in your environment for better sleep.
Your sleep environment plays an important role in your ability to fall into sweet slumber quickly and stay there for as long as you need. Choose two things (such as light, noise or air temperature) to change up this week to help you sleep better. Stick with it all week. See Tips for Better Sleep for sleep environment tips and tricks.
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Each day, stand or move two times when you normally wouldn’t.
As you learned in the skill introduction, sitting for lengthy periods of time every day carries serious health risks. Culturally, it is routine to sit during desk work, to sit during meetings, to sit while talking on the phone, to sit while waiting at doctor’s appointments…you get the picture. Well, it is time to change the culture! This week is all about identifying the times that you are sitting that could be spent standing or moving and changing some of those habits. You might be surprised to watch the culture around you change, too, as your co-workers, friends and family catch on to what you are doing.