Get Healthy by Rearranging Your Surroundings

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

After years of fighting the dangerous habit of smoking, a friend of mine sought the help of an addiction specialist. She was surprised that the first suggestion her therapist made was to go home and rearrange her furniture.

This may have surprised her but it did not surprise me. I learned at Weight Watchers that in order to change your life, you have to change your surroundings. You must set up your home to motivate, inspire and encourage your health and fitness goals.

When it comes to your kitchen you may think it’s just as simple as emptying your fridge and cupboards of all the bad foods. But that is just the beginning. Your home is an influential environment and taking a few of these steps may help you on your path to living a healthy lifestyle.

Once you have brought in your nutritionally sounds foods be sure not to hide them. Place them front and center. Make them easy to see and reach. Place fruits on the counter or on the top shelf of your fridge. Put mixed nuts and whole grain chips and crackers in the spot once reserved for your snack foods.

Freshen up your living room in order to re-energize yourself in your home. Get rid of items that are no longer useful to you or your current and future health goals.

If you exercise at home, do a quick inventory of the items you want to keep and discard. Create an area in your home where you will use these items and then neatly store them for quick and easy access. Keep the area fresh and well stocked with a towel, full length mirror and your favorite tunes. As a runner I was always derailed by having to search the house for all of my gear, now I keep all of my running clothes and gear in the guest room which is right next to the front door.

By making your home a partner in your health and fitness goals you set yourself up to succeed daily!

For more fitness inspiration from Maruchy Lachance check out:

Avoid the Quick Weight Loss Fix

How to Motivate Loved Ones to be Healthy

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