9 Ways To Be Healthier Now

A mother and her adult daughter speed walking together in a park(BlackDoctor.org) — Getting healthy doesn’t necessarily mean turning your whole life upside down. There are simple adjustments that can be made to your daily routine to get you trucking down the road to a healthier, happier you.

Try incorporating the following simple, yet effective health tips into your life.

1. Choose fruit to quell a sweet tooth. Fresh berries and yogurt, an apple with peanut butter or a simple fruit smoothie all pack nutrition and sweetness into a low-calorie package. Most of the time, these fruity treats do the trick.

2. Add fruit to pancakes, waffles, ice cream and other desserts. If you’re going to go with a sweet breakfast treat like pancakes, add fruit to it. Try pouring one serving of blueberries (per person) into the batter. Top the finished product with another 2-3 servings of fresh fruit: bananas, blackberries, strawberries, chopped apples, pears—anything you like. Pancakes doused in syrup aren’t exactly a healthy breakfast, but by adding some low-cal, filling, antioxidant-powered fruit to the meal, you can get in some good nutrition along with your sugar fix. Same goes with ice cream. Try to add one serving of fruit to a serving of ice cream. It “stretches” your dessert further and boosts the nutrition of the final product.