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Healthy Living

Have you had one time or another where an unhealthy habit or the stresses of work builds up to a point where you just don’t feel like yourself? Healthy living is not just about changing for a day or even a week, but it is a lifestyle that we can embrace to live a happier more fulfilling life. Below are some ways to keep up that positive attitude and great physical appearance! 

Exercise 

"You don’t use it you’ll lose it" as they say and its very true. Exercise keeps all of our muscles strong and active and keeps our system running at its full potential. If you add a 5-10-minute workout every day the benefits are limitless. Below are just a few perks of adding a workout routine into your daily plans. 

  • Boosted Confidence 
  • More Overall Energy 
  • Better Memory 
  • Better Posture 
  • Live Longer 
  • Less Stress 
  • Deeper Sleep 
  • Stronger Immune System  

Eating 

Boats, cars, houses, are all large assets but the biggest of all is your body! The same way you take care of a car with oil changes and a house with a paint job, your body needs the right nourishment as well. Eating may be hard somedays as we are all very busy doing many different things, but your health should come first! Plan to eat healthy rather than having a last-minute gas bar snack. Below are some ways to keep a healthy diet while maintaining a busy lifestyle. 

  • Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 
  • Make Time to Eat and try not to Rush 
  • Plan Meals Ahead 
  • Eat more Frequently with Smaller Portions  
  • Eat Vitamin Rich Foods 
  • Curb Sweets 
  • Eat Fiber Regularly 
  • Snack on Healthy Food, Watch for Advertising Tricks 

 
Drink Water 

Water has proved to aid in the creation of many creatures as well as making up 50-65% of our body mass. Water does not just quench thirst or cool us off on a warm day, water is our body’s internal hydration system controlling moods, headaches and joint pain. Some more great reasons to drink water are below: 

  • Prevents Some Cancers 
  • Can Prevent Mood Related Issues 
  • Makes Individuals Perform Better 
  • Weight Loss 
  • Reduces/Eliminates Joint Pain 
  • Flushes Internal Organs/Systems 
  • Prevents Headaches 
  • Hydrates Skin for a Glow Like Appearance 

 

Stay Positive and Become Stress Free 


Attitude is a large factor in staying healthy as stress deteriorates one's ability to cope and can eventually affect your health. Changing your stress level is all about mind over matter. Some ways you can reduce stress in your life are listed below: 

  • One Thing at a Time 
  • Simplify/Organize Schedule 
  • Keep Moving and Active 
  • Adopt one Healthy Habit Each Month 
  • Find Something Calming to do 
  • Simplify your Finances 
  • Make fun wherever you go 
  • De-clutter 
  • Be Early 

Take care of your body, you only get one! 

Some links to more healthy living articles: 

 http://healthylivingmagazine.ca/ 

http://exercise.about.com/od/healthinjuries/a/healthylifestyl.htm 

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