Whether it’s January 1 or January 19, there’s no time like the present to jump-start your way to healthy living. Busy days, stressful jobs, and a healthy social life can make us turn to couches instead of treadmils and tortilla chips over kale salads, but the VegNews Health Challenge makes it easy to achieve our get-healthy goals with one simple change every day (example: Love yourself. So easy!). Fresh from our January+February issue, this month-long plan is all you need to reach the vibrant, high-on-life levels of health you’ve only read about. And it works, whether you start on New Year’s Day or 22 days after.
Here are just a few sneak peeks of what you’ll find in the VegNews Health Challenge:
Day 4: Work out. Try this advice from vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke: “When deciding whether to exercise or not, I always think of my reasons for doing so. If I want to succeed, I know consistency and application are the only ways to get there, and therefore, my only rational response is to apply myself in ways to make success a reality.”
Day 12: Make a mistake. In any transition, be it in your eating habits or at work, there will be screw-ups. Take it from best-selling author Kris Carr, who refuses to be labeled as a guru. “I get afraid that if I get to be the ultimate expert and the ultimate guru, that means that I can’t make any mistakes and discover.”
Day 26: Heap on whole foods. Need more motivation to kick your fast-food habit? Consumption of trans fats—typically found in processed fast food, even veg options like French Fries—have been associated with a higher risk of developing depression. Replace go-to spuds with homemade baked sweet potato fries.
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