How Long Does It Really Take to Make Healthy Eating and Exercise a Habit?

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While it’s no surprise that humans are creatures of habit, research shows that as much as 45% of people’s behaviors happen on repeat each and every day, and often in the same location and around the same time. Your morning coffee? That’s a habit. Binge-watching Netflix to fall asleep each night? That’s a habit too. For some people, waking up at 5:30 every morning to work out for an hour is a habit.

But the beauty of habits (provided they’re healthy habits) isn’t just that you perform them regularly, it’s that you perform them automatically and without thought.

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