Too often we look for dramatic, overreaching solutions to health problems when the answers are often much smaller and much more within our reach than we think. Choosing five specific health behaviors that you want to adopt into a permanent lifestyle is the beginning. Over the course of several months, you adopt a new behavior, adding them into your daily routine in a consecutive manner. You can’t just be mindful of your health, but you must also have an action plan. Whether it’s deciding to walk 1 mile every other day, make sure you have an annual check-up with your doctor, or decide to eat at least two servings of whole grains a day, small actions can add up to a big impact on your health.