THE QUICK LIST 10 1 Make changes one at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a healthy lifestyle. 2 Pay attention to how you feel when you exercise and eat healthy foods. Note positive changes other than the number on the scale. THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE 4 5 Want to improve your diet? Enlist your family's help. You need the support, and everyone will benefit from your example of better nutrition. 6 Quit smoking. It's easy to say and hard to do, but it's so important. 7 Make swaps: mustard for mayo, almonds for chips, water for soda. 8 Go to bed! Sleep is imperative for good health and can assist in weight loss. 9 If you have a chronic disease, look for a local or online support group. Meeting other people with similar challenges will give you strength. 10 Make sure you're informed about imaging tests your doctor orders. Don't be afraid to ask questions. WANT MORE HEALTHY IDEAS? Check out our spring issue, all about understanding your body. 32 W IN TER 2016 PHOTOS BY THINKSTOCK AND CGINSPIRATION/GETTY IMAGES 3 Listen to your body. If you've been feeling off lately-extra tired, fluctuating weight-see your doctor. Do you know a family that's facing cancer? Offer to help by doing something concrete, like picking up dinner or taking the kids to soccer practice.