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Expert shares number 1 thing you can do to become healthier in 2014



MADISON (WKOW) -- With the New Year comes resolutions to improve ourselves and our lives and many people choose to focus on their health.

Kelly Jones with Medithin Weight Loss Clinic in Madison shared some secrets to really be successful this year. Jones says it's hard to stick with our weight loss goals because the things that tend to add weight, also bring a lot of pleasure. When we don't get results, our enthusiasm wanes, she says, so most people don't follow through on the New Year's Resolutions.

Jones says the number one thing you can do to get healthier this year, is cut back on processed sugar. If you see added sugar in something you're eating, find a healthier choice. Jones says you should eat foods in their most natural state.

Part of your weight loss plan should include exercise and that means 30 minutes most days of the week. If it's difficult for you to make the time, Jones offers some creative ways to get your work-out in: while doing chores like laundry, put the laundry basket as far away from where your clothes need to go and then fold them one piece at a time, walking each piece to the closet or drawer separately.

Jones also suggests keeping a food journal or using apps to help you out. She says "My Fitness Pal" and "Calorie King" are helpful apps. If you plan what you're going to eat, you can check the calories beforehand to make sure it falls within the range you want to eat.


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