There are little everyday changes you can make as part of your diet, fitness, and lifestyle to maintain your health. You don’t have to go to the gym seven days a week or eat only salads without dressing. Make a habit out of these everyday health habits and you’ll benefit from the results.

You’ve probably heard this promise again and again, but it truly works! You may even know some of these tips. It’s always good to have a reminder to get you back on track.

Stay Away From Sugar

This is an obvious tip that has probably been engrained in you since you were a child. But if you’re an adult, who is there to tell you that cookies aren’t for dinner? Instead, reach for the fruit first, especially late at night. A little cheat is okay here and there, but definitely not everyday.

Grab A Fitness Buddy

The best way to stay motivated to workout is to do it with someone you enjoy being around, who can encourage you and push your limits. Make sure your schedules align for the best and most consistent results.

Buy Some Comfy Sneakers

There’s nothing worse than getting discouraged halfway through a workout because your feet are hurting. Buy shoes that are a comfortable fit for you and will last. Tip: buy in the evening; this is when your feet will be swollen at its peak, this way you’re sure to get the right size.

Work To Your Favorite Tunes

Figure out what music pumps you up and gets you motivating. Just be careful not to blast it too loud, your ears deserve fair treatment as well. Whether it’s symphony or rap, make a playlist and get going!

Stay Hydrated

It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day and even more important when heading into a workout. Staying hydrated can help curb your “hunger,” since many people who are actually just dehydrated feel hungry. Drinking water can also help you avoid sugary calories from Gatorade-like drinks. Only reach for these if you have been working out for more than an hour—then you’ll benefit while taking minimal losses.

Be A Weekend Pro

Three days of temptation can be challenging, but you can take precautions to stay on your healthy track. If you’ve had a weekend particularly filled with forbidden foods or you slacked on your workouts, up your game throughout the week. Take an extra 15 minutes to take a walk or strictly avoid diet breakers without exceptions.

Shake It Up

If you’re getting tired of your diet or your workout, then it’s time to shake things up. Find a new recipe and find a new fitness routine. Maybe dance around your house for 30 minutes or go rock climbing. Stay motivated and don’t be afraid to shake it up.

Your health is important and necessary to give attention to. With these easy tips, you can soon be on your way to a healthy and enjoyable life that doesn’t require a crash diet or a workout overload.