The nation and our habits are undoubtedly becoming unhealthy, but the good news is that small changes can bring big results.
Sounds too good to be true be true? Here is the evidence...
This is because breakfast fuels the body and kickstarts the metabolism into firing from all cylinders, leading to greater calorie burn throughout the day.
So, ignore the snooze button and reach for the cereal instead.
Sacrificing ten minutes in bed for a healthy heart and mind is a deal worth making, and also adds to your green credentials.
By scrapping the car keys and walking the 15 minutes to the local shops, you can burn around 70 calories.
Coupled with the walk back laden with groceries, that's 140 calories gone, plus a workout for your heart and lungs.
Climbing the stairs a few times a day is a worthwhile when you consider that a five minute stair climb burns around 40 calories, and provides a spontaneous cardiovascular workout.
Take a moment to check yourself and get into the reposturing habit sooner rather than later. You'll thank yourself for it in the long run.
Alternating your tipple for a less damaging choice halves the damage and is a much better habit to find yourself in.
Or you could even just be boring and go straight home instead. That housework's not going to do itself, after all.
Fill your trolley when your stomach is full and temptation will be much easier to resist.
But cutting out just 250 calories per day will result in losing around two pounds every month - an easy saving to make from the leftover calorie count.
Work up a sweat but pace yourself and aim for a one-hour workout, three or four times a week.
Rather than giving your wallet a workout, it may be time to consider donning the Marigolds.
A mere 30 minutes of housework can use between 100 and 200 calories – a nice little burner.
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