Making Healthy Changes: Easy as 5-2-1-0

Having the willpower to make healthy lifestyle changes isn’t easy. Watching what you eat, making time for exercise, and breaking unhealthy habits can be really difficult, and lots of us don’t know where to start.

To help get your healthy life ball rolling, we want to bring you a healthy challenge that is really simple. For 30 days, we’re encouraging you to take the 5-2-1-0 in 30 Challenge©. Here’s how it works:

For 30 days, simply do the following:

5 -Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 

2 -Cut recreational screen time to two hours or less a day.

1 -Be physically active for at least one hour every day.

0 -Eliminate sweetened drinks.

How can you participate?

From now until November 21, you can Register online for the 5-2-1-0 in 30 Challenge at healthylifechallenge.org (click on the “Take the Challenge!” button). Once registered, you’ll receive a weekly email reminder to update your 5-2-1-0 activity log based on following the four lifestyle behaviors. And, just for signing up, you’ll be entered to win an Apple Ipad! It’s simple, it’s fun, and if you stick with it, you’ll see great results at the end of your 30 days.

To learn more about 5-2-1-0 in 30, check out the 5-2-1-0 Facebook page. If you take the challenge, we’d love to hear how it goes. And, if you have any other tips to get started living a healthy lifestyle, please share them.

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  1. Janice Flahiff

     /  October 29, 2012

    It also helps to have a buddy.
    My husband and I have used Supertracker.gov for a week now…to track both what we eat and how we exercise.
    Yesterday we (re)started our Sunday 2 mile jog…it was just too hot this summer..guess we could have substituted something else…
    No matter how one keeps track..it is important to keep track/record.
    This seems to be a great site. Hoping all readers find a way to keep motivated, however they choose to.

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