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Tips and Recipes for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle: Eating Healthy and Feeling Great
Tips For A Healthy Life Style
It's no secret that to live a healthy and happy lifestyle, we must take care of the most important piece of property we own, our bodies.
For decades, the human race has done the diet thing till we are blue in the face while emptying our wallets. We have exercised our brains out with all the new, updated, and improved exercise equipment and have joined thousands of health clubs only to end up visiting them an average of once a month, not to mention, we have invested in supplements that "guarantee to take all the weight off in 1 day!" Okay, so that latter is a little exaggerated, but I think you get the point.
So we ask ourselves, "Why are we still grabbing onto those gimmicks, diet plans, and exercise equipment while still managing to either retain the weight or put it back on after we have lost it?"
Even after losing the weight, why are we not as happy as we thought we would be? We look great, perhaps feel wonderful, yet, why are we not happy? What's missing?
Complex question yet a very simple answer: We forget that we are the ones in control of our own life, health, and happiness.
Now don’t get me wrong, having your own home gym or exercise equipment is wonderful, if it gets used, and belonging to the local gym is fabulous, if you go more than once a month, or following a diet/meal plan that suits you is terrific if you stick to it.
The good news is that if you don't need to have a home gym or belong to a spa or local gym.
The secret... (well it isn't really a secret, but sometimes we just plain forget).. is adding exercise to our daily routine. It can be as simple as a brisk walk around the block. The point is.. get up and MOVE!
Many people are living a happy and healthy lifestyle. So what is their secret? They are embracing life while taking control of it! Isn't it time you took control of your life and embraced it with a healthy, happy outlook?
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Embracing the 5 Elements
No matter where we live, how we live, or our annual income, a healthy life style is attainable by following suggestions and tips that will help you along your journey.
All you need is a desire to want to feel better and a desire to live each day to it’s fullest.
The Eating Healthy and Feeling Great Series Collection is not just about eating the right foods. Although eating the right foods is a crucial and intricate part of living a healthy lifestyle, there is so much more to the equation:
· Eat the right foods
· Regular Checkups with your Doctor
· Dental Care
· Embracing each day, one day at a time.
With these five elements, we all can live a very happy healthy lifestyle.
Great Tips to Live By
- A Good Nutritional Diet Includes Whole Grains
- Don’t Forget Your Veggies
- Fruit Frenzy
- Dress Up Your Meals
- Enjoy and Embrace Your Food
- Protein and Your Health
- Let’s Go Fishing (Seafood)
- Dairy and the facts
- Salt and Sodium Intake
Eating Healthy: Tips to Get Stared
Eating the right foods every day affect the way you feel today and tomorrow.
The Eating Healthy and Feeling Great Collection focuses on tips and recipes that you can add to your own personal daily nutritional value.
The following tips, ideas and suggestions will help you to get started on your journey of living a very healthy and happy lifestyle:
Delicious Low Fat and Easy Recipes
When you have no physical activity in your life, you will be prone to:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Over-eating (weight gain)
- No Socialization
How Important is Exercise?
When you include regular exercise to your daily routine, the health benefits will improve greatly. Everyone has the ability to exercise in some way that will increase mobility and blood flow to the heart and brain as well as keep you mentally and physically active.
People of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities will benefit from daily exercise. The more exercise you do, the more health benefits you will reap.
- Increases your chances of living longer
- Decreases depression
- Improves your Sleeping
- Increases mobility
- Creates stronger muscles and bones
- Increases a better outlook about yourself and your life
- Reaches and maintains a healthy weight
- Increases your desire to be with friends and/or meet new people
- Embrace life to its fullest
Poll: Healthy Lifestyle with Exercise
How often do you exercise?
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Regular Health Checkups
Your age, sex and family history determines what type of tests will occur during your regular check up with your doctor. This may include:
- Evaluation of your overall health with tests for blood, urine, hearing, and vision.
- Weight assessment
- Blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Consultation regarding your diet and exercise regimen along with any issues concerning tobacco, drug, and alcohol use.
- Immunizations (including booster shots)
- Assess your risk of certain diseases you are prone to, such as diabetes or cancer with proper screenings.
- Testing for STD’s and HIV (Depending on your age and sexual lifestyle)
- Screen testing for colorectal cancer (Testing should begin at age 50 -or- younger if it runs in your family)
- Discussion and testing for depression and/or mental health
Regular Dental Checkups = Healthy Teeth and Gums
One of the most important things you can do in enjoying a healthy lifestyle is to maintain a healthy mouth. This requires 3 basic reminders:
- Regular brushing after every meal and once in the morning and before you go to bed
- Flossing after every meal
- Periodic cleanings and checkups with your dentist
Poor dental hygiene can produce gum disease, cavities and other infections that can have a greater effect on your overall health. Ignoring oral problems have been known to lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, premature birth, osteoporosis, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
About the Author
Lisa has directed and acted in musical theatre for nearly 30 years. Her musical upbringing allowed her to pursue her career in teaching and directing and continues to direct shows today. As the owner of 2 online Home Décor sites, Lisa’s passion for Rustic Living all begins with her love for the home, outdoors, and her many hobbies. Lisa loves to laugh, and she share’s that love through her comedic hubs centered on her MOM. Lisa’s passions include writing, directing, acting, photography, singing, cooking, crafts, gardening, and home improvement, including decorating. Lisa also writes under her penned name, Elizabeth Rayen.