A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07315724.2015.1022268#.VdDaqvlVikp) suggests that people who exercise, also tend to eat healthier. The study looked at a group of 6,000 people and determined that the more they exercised, the more produce they ate.

The researchers suggest that there are two reasons this correlation exists. Since exercise and eating both lead to better overall health, the ability to combine them is easier for most people. The second reason is that when a person begins one healthy habit, adding a second one is much easier. There seems to be a synergy when making healthy lifestyle choices, so that it becomes easier to overcome that mental resistance once a good habit is already established.

I think this lends truth to the old saying, “Once you’ve begun, you’re halfway done.” When making a potentially life-changing healthy choice, that first step is always the hardest. Whether it’s getting up early to put on those running shoes, or stopping by the gym on the way home vs going to eat, or deciding to have salad instead of pizza for lunch, the first step is the hardest.

At Weight Loss Systems, we make it easy for you to take that first step toward a better you. Come see us today for a free consultation and let us show you how!