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Charmaine commented on Benchmark, Guide, Monitor.

I agree. Cutting out bad sugars and most processed foods is the easiest way to begin good eating habits. I actually use coconut sugar now, in place of normal sugar. By doing so, it has reduced my sugar cravings to practically obsolete levels.

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Charmaine commented on Encouraging Active Behavior in Day-to-Day Activities

I'm usually very fit when I'm at home. I think this is because I have a regular routine. I eat well and go to the gym at least 3 times a week. However, when I am on holidays, I somehow don't have the motivation to go to even the hotel gym (I think it's because I'm on holiday mode = relaxation). So, I actually use something like this to keep in shape while I am away. If I'm say on the 7th floor, I'd take the stairs up/down everytime I need to go to my room etc. Every little bit helps.

Every little bit of activity helps. I have always been very active as a child, playing a lot of sports, athletics etc. But when I got to adulthood, I became less active. However, approximately 10 years ago, I decided to keep in shape by simply just walking to the train station rather than the 5-minute drive. It boosted my alertness at work. Since then, I have just escalated my fitness level. I play sports whenever I can - baseball, flag football, skiing etc, on top of my regular gym. So, for those who would like to start their fitness journey, the smallest ways to stay active are a very good start.. You'll be surprised!