How to Live a Healthy Life – 4 Extraordinarily Simple Tips Revealed

Learning how to live a healthy life is something that everyone should learn how to do. It isn’t as hard as people make it out to be. If you really want to learn how to live a healthy life, it will be incredibly easy.

The hardest part is modifying your diet and learning a few new recipes. I have done this myself. In my late teens I had a lot of health problems, which catapulted me into learning more about how to live a healthy life.

#1 – Keep a Journal

Living a healthy life isn’t just about eating the right foods. Sometimes something that is considered healthy can have adverse effects on your body. This is why it is good to keep a journal and see if any foods that you’re eating may be causing problems in your body.

#2 – Go Bananas!

Fruits are loaded with nutrients that are crucial in living a healthy life. Many are scared about the sugars in fruits, but this is a big myth. The sugars in fruit are not equal to the sugars that you can find in processed foods today.

#3 – Pro-Biotics

Pro-biotics are healthy bacteria that are needed by your stomach. They are extremely important to your overall health. There are supplements you can take that give your body a boost in pro-biotics.

#4 – Vitamins, Minerals and Enzymes

If you’re serious about living a healthy life, you might want to look into products that contain high quality vitamins, minerals and enzymes. These are usually called multivitamins or natural supplements, but the important thing is what they contain, not what they are called.

Supplements provide your body with the nutrients that you cannot get from your diet. Many believe that we can get everything we need from our diet, but even many doctors are realizing that a daily multivitamin supplement is needed for good health.

Healthy Living Tips on a Budget Series – Part 1

LET’S START WITH THE BASICS

At least once a year most people vow to get healthier. By mid-January, some of those well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions are already fading. When it comes to stepping up to a healthier lifestyle, it’s really about a transformation of your life and not so much a list of what foods you are going to avoid.

In my Healthy Lifestyle Tips on a Budget series, I will cover some of the healthy lifestyle transformations I made after my challenge with breast cancer. Hopefully your motivation for change is less dramatic than cancer. But whatever your reason, there are some basics that you should strive to establish as your foundation – then you can build upon these.

1. No drug use. I hope this would go without saying, but you never know.

2. No smoking.

3. Drink alcohol in moderation.

4. Drink plenty of water.

5. Work with your doctor to keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and other vitals under control.

6. Move your body. You can’t be a couch potato and expect to lead a truly healthy lifestyle.

7. Get your weight under control – in a healthy way. Diet pills won’t help you for the long haul.

8. Control your sugar intake. Sure, all of us like an ooey-gooey treat every once in a while. But if your daily habit includes staples such as soft drinks, M&M’s and chocolate chip cookies, cutting back on sugar should be one of your primary objectives.

9. Get sleep. It’s one of the basics of a healthy lifestyle that’s generally overlooked. It sounds appealing to have all those extra hours to get more things done, but adequate sleep is essential for proper bodily functions.

10. Fast foods should be an exception, not a ritual.

11. Go whole grain. White (processed) grains have a detrimental effect on our bodily functions. Reserve white potatoes for a special meal, like a birthday or a holiday. Convert to whole grain breads, wheat pasta and brown rice.

Please don’t brush off these recommendations. This basic foundation is essential if your goal is truly a healthier you – and I hope it is. I know from personal experience, these are not easy undertakings and you might find additional resistance from your household members. Don’t give up – your improved health is definitely worth the challenge!

Join me for the remainder of the series where we will explore various ways to a healthier lifestyle, with a tight budget in mind. Next is LIFESTYLE TIPS.

Top 10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard. It just takes the motivation to change our bad habits into good, healthy ones. Below is a list of 10 healthy lifestyle tips to get you started. Once you start, you can come up with more healthy choices that work for you.

o The first thing is to eat a balanced diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables and get rid of the high sugar, processed foods. Along with eating better is getting the right nutrients in the system.
o So the second thing is to take vitamins and minerals to help your body work properly.
o The third tip is to quit all those nasty unhealthy habits. Smoking, drinking, drugs, chewing tobacco, whatever your vice may be quit now. You are in charge of your health and living a healthier lifestyle means getting rid of the things that may kill you.
o The fourth thing to do is exercise. Exercise makes you feel good and can motivate you to get other things done as well.
o Along with exercise, number five is making sure you see a doctor each year for an annual physical. This is more important in women, but men should be seeing a doctor every 2-3 years to make sure there are no big health concerns.
o The sixth is to surround yourself with a strong support network, or a group of people who will be there for you and participate in a healthy lifestyle as well.
o Your family and friends can help you with the seventh tip, have fun and enjoy life.
o Eighth tip is to create a good balance between work and play.
o The final two tips are to accept yourself for the unique individual you are and love what you do. If you can accept yourself, the good and the bad, it will show in all you do. Your job is something you will be doing for at least the next 20 years, so you should love it. If you don’t keep looking until you find something you do love.

Start with those healthy lifestyle choices and see how you feel in the next few weeks. You should feel more energized, motivated, and positive.