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25 Tips To Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle

Updated on December 11, 2015

In this day and age people are looking for successful ways to live a healthier life. We live in a very busy and chaotic world. Finding time to exercise, spend time with your family, have fun and relax can sometimes be close to impossible to achieve. If you are not motivated to exercise or eat a healthy diet it is still possible to incorporate almost painless ways to live healthier. Follow the tips below, you will be on your way to living healthier.

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly" Buddha

A Happier Healthy You

  1. Use the stairs instead of the elevator, take your time and reflect.
  2. Join a fitness club. You just might find some encouragement here.
  3. Stretch in the morning when you get out of bed. Don't rush yourself.
  4. Try a turkey burger instead of a hamburger, turkey is on the leaner side.
  5. Exercise with a friend. Encourage each other.
  6. Walk in place while watching TV. You don't have to miss your favorite show.
  7. Drink fewer soft drinks. Water or diet soda eliminates the sugar.
  8. Use skim milk instead of whole milk. Less fat.
  9. Eat lunch outside. Take your time and enjoy the fresh air.
  10. Avoid fried foods. Bake or broiling is a good alternative.
  11. Order an omelet with vegetables. Delicious.
  12. Don't diet, change your eating habits. A diet doesn't last, a lifestyle change can last forever.
  13. Eat high fiber cereal. Limit cereal loaded with sugar.
  14. Try bread without butter. replace with protein such as peanut butter or jam.
  15. Do light stretches while you shower, warm water will help get rid of kinks.
  16. Take lunch to work instead of eating out. This saves the budget as well.
  17. Eat a bagel instead of a doughnut. Bypassing the sugar is a plus.
  18. Read the newspaper daily.Scour for healthy recipes.
  19. Avoid Soups made with cream.
  20. Eat an apple a day. An apple a day keeps the Dr. away!
  21. Keep your mind active with crossword puzzles. A healthy mind is a terrible thing to waste.
  22. Eating breakfast everyday boosts your metabolism, and who doesn't want a healthy boost?
  23. Limit caffeine intake. To much can keep you frazzled and jittery.
  24. Exercise 20 minutes a day-three days a week if you can.
  25. Drink water instead of soft drinks. Add lemon or flavoring to spice it up.

© 2010 Boo McCourt

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    • crazybeanrider profile imageAUTHOR

      Boo McCourt 

      7 years ago from Washington MI

      Hey TurtleDog, It sure isn't easy. But 9 is way better than none isn't it? Thank you for the vote. All we can do is try to try again. And that is the best we can do. :)

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      TurtleDog 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the tips crazybeanrider. I have some work to do. I counted that I do 9 out of the 25 healthy tips you give above! Good hub! I voted UP! Thanks!

    • crazybeanrider profile imageAUTHOR

      Boo McCourt 

      8 years ago from Washington MI

      Very nice website Jun Flores :)

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      Jun Flores 

      8 years ago

      In this present time many of us being fooled by DELICIOUS foods rather than NUTRITIOUS foods we are always in a hurry in our daily life.we forgot the importants of good and healthy lifestyle so that we continue and live life to the fullest have a nice day and God Bless.

    • crazybeanrider profile imageAUTHOR

      Boo McCourt 

      8 years ago from Washington MI

      Hey Chris, One thing at a time. Practice practice practice. I am still working on the caffeine thing. I drink diet soda, and seem to have an aversion to giving it up. lol!

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      Chris Eddy111 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Let see...I eat apples, lots of chips, no caffeine, no pop well let's just say that I do some of the things on your list. Good tips. Well, hopefully I'll get better at what I need to do. Thank you.

    • crazybeanrider profile imageAUTHOR

      Boo McCourt 

      8 years ago from Washington MI

      I find the exercising the hardest to stick with. I do it but erratically. I have had to change the way I eat because of food allergies, so that is easier. :_)

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I agree, it's easier for me to add them slowly.

    • crazybeanrider profile imageAUTHOR

      Boo McCourt 

      8 years ago from Washington MI

      Hey habee,

      Thank you for commenting. I try to add things gradually as it seems to work better that way instead of just making a huge life change and then going back to old habits. All of the above tips are pretty easy to squeeze in. Thanks for reading :)

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      These are wonderful tips! I'm gradually working more and more of them into my daily life. Thumbs up!

    • crazybeanrider profile imageAUTHOR

      Boo McCourt 

      8 years ago from Washington MI

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for reading. I agree with you. There is always something somewhere for someone to like as far as TV and reading materials go. Yes there is a lot of junk everywhere, but there is also a great deal of good to find.

      I'll jot down the links you provided and check them out. Thanks for commenting.

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      Chris Crow 

      8 years ago

      I think you can still find some interesting things to read in newspapers and even some good programming to watch on tv in order to relax and even stimulate the mind. I also think there are some great blogs out there, zenhabits.net is one of them and copyblogger.com is another, that have interesting and positive writing that stimulates, entertains, and even relaxes.

      Documentaries can be an interesting form of entertainment and relaxation. I recently found a great site with all kinds of free and legal docus, but can't remember it at the moment.

      Nice list crazybeanrider!

    • crazybeanrider profile imageAUTHOR

      Boo McCourt 

      8 years ago from Washington MI

      Hello CreativeOrange-

      Thank you for reading, your comments are appreciated. As far as TV and newspapers go I would say the stimuli alone is better than no stimuli at all. The tips are for those that are doing the things mentioned to try and do them a little bit healthier. I am writing from my own experiences and am not advocating people go all out with huge lifestyle changes. Just some simple everyday ways to break habits they don't like. Hopefully from that someone will move onto bigger changes in their life. Thank you so much for reading. :)

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      CreativeOrange 

      8 years ago

      For the most part, a good compilation, however I have to disagree with your suggestion to watch tv and read the newspaper, because of all the trash from the vast majority of big media sources these days you can trust a spin which does a total psych job on whomever reads it. Also, I wouldn't suggest anyone going for a healthy lifestyle to drink milk, regular or skim or eat any type of meat.

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