A Healthy You Starts with Healthy Living

How do you keep yourself at peak performance? Our body’s our temple, and how we fuel it is critical to our overall wellness. Below are a few healthy living tips to keep you at your best.

Get moving! Try to get 30 to 60 minutes of exercise daily.

Eat LOTS of richly colored fruits & vegetables daily.

Watch your meat! Incorporate more fish & plant-based proteins into your diet.

Healthy fat is great fat! If it’s solid at room temperature, it’s no good for you! But monounsaturated fats like those contained in almonds and olive oil are super heart-healthy!

Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water and even sip on some tea. However, try to skip the sugary sodas, highly caffeinated beverages, and remember moderation when it comes to alcohol.

Make it whole wheat! Seriously, every time. Switch to whole wheat noodles, bread, and even tortillas. You need 21-38 grams of fiber daily.

Watch the refined sugar & sodium! This dynamic duo is everywhere, and too much of either is terrible for your body. Excess of it is linked to everything from obesity to diabetes and even heart disease.

Cut back on processed food. Too often, that quick meal lacks nutritional value and even contains terrible ingredients for your health.

Sleep’s important! Get yourself on a sleep routine and stick to it! Not getting enough zzzs is tied to everything from poor mental health to chronic disease.

Slow down when you eat. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register when your stomach is full. And overeating can lead to everything from sluggishness to chronic health problems.

Final words. Remember, any sustainable routine starts with balance and moderation. No one lives a perfect lifestyle 100% of the time, including this writer.

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