01/16/2012 11:13 am ET Updated Mar 17, 2012

Small and Steady Changes Win the Health Race

The surest way to succeed in keeping your health goals is by making small changes. Think in terms of manageable baby steps, like swapping the half-and-half in your morning coffee for fat-free or low-fat milk. There are lots of little changes you can make -- in your food plan and daily routine -- that will add up to a lot of weight loss over the long haul.

Take a look at our health tips below for eating healthfully, fitting exercise into your busy day and revamping your daily routine. Start by picking five changes that you're sure you can tackle and practice them this week. Then try another five next week. Not every idea is right for everyone, so experiment and see what works for you. Lots of little changes can yield big weight-loss results -- and a healthier new you!

Small And Steady Wins The (Health) Race

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