Monday, April 28, 2008

Make it a habit, baby!

I don’t know about you, but I have to struggle to make healthier choices. I force myself to exercise. I make myself reach for an apple. (“Step away from the chips.”) I place Take your Vitamins post-it notes in strategic locations in my home. Sometimes I’m successful, and other times, well . . . .

Clearly, it’s harder for some of us (i.e., me).

One -- and only one -- lifestyle change was actually easy for me. You guessed it -- drinking tea! Years ago I began to learn about tea’s potential health benefits – its antioxidant content, its potential link to heart health, bone health, cancer prevention and more. Every day seemed to bring more information about this wonderful beverage.

So (ahem), I virtuously incorporated tea drinking into my routine, solely for those health benefits.

OK, OK, I admit it. It was really the taste that got me on board. Because I enjoyed drinking tea so much, it was a surprisingly simple matter to make it a regular part of my day. I loved the endless varieties and the complex flavors. I loved that it made me take a pause in my day. I loved that it was as hydrating as water but so much more interesting and delicious!

You know, they say it takes 21 days to form a habit. So, why not give the tea habit a try? Once you enjoy high quality tea in convenient sachets on a daily basis, you may find that it becomes a part of your life easily and naturally. It did for me!

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