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21 Healthy Habits to do in 30 Seconds or Less

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21 Healthy Habits to do in 30 Seconds or Less

Making healthy lifestyle changes does not have to be as difficult as it seems. Taking small steps every day to improve your health and wellness can make a profound impact on your life, leading to the successful accomplishment of your health goals.

Dr. Riva Rahl, a preventive medicine physician at Cooper Clinic, understands the challenge of balancing work, family and social obligations with maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Her list of 21 healthy habits that can be completed in 30 seconds or less is the perfect transition into making positive lifestyle changes despite a hectic schedule:


  1. Apply sunscreen
  2. Take the stairs
  3. Drink water
  4. Walk to your coworker’s desk instead of sending him or her an email
  5. Take a deep breath (or two!)
  6. Get up and stretch every hour
  7. Take a vitamin D supplement
  8. Grab something for breakfast
  9. Smile
  10. Laugh
  11. Self-breast exam
  12. Self-testicular exam
  13. Call your doctor to schedule a lipid check
  14. Check your blood pressure
  15. Floss
  16. Put your seat belt on
  17. Grab a handful of nuts for a snack
  18. Do a good deed
  19. Eat a piece of fruit
  20. Do a downward dog
  21. Put on sunglasses to protect your eyes when outside

It is never too late to make positive changes in your health and wellness routines. Remember to set small, everyday goals that are attainable and that lead into larger, harder-to-reach goals that may take more time to accomplish. Small adjustments can lead to vast improvements when it comes to your health, so have the courage to take your first step today.

For more information about Cooper Clinic preventive exams and other services, visit or call 972.560.2667. 

Article provided by Cooper Aerobics Marketing and Communications.