Healthy Lifestyle Tips To Live A Longer Life
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Healthy Lifestyle Tips
Creating a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge for many of us. But challenges are worth overcoming if we know the benefits will be good for us. These benefits can include helping our bodies stay strong, warding off degenerative disease, maintaining a positive outlook and extra energy needed to follow that dream of a better job or our own business! The benefits truly are numerous.
So to help you start making positive changes in your life, here is a list some guidelines to keep in mind. Use these to help on your path to a healthy lifestyle change.
- Have patience with yourself. Know that healthy lifestyle changes don’t happen overnight. Positive changes that stick will usually come slow and steady.
- You have to practice – and just like any endeavor, practice makes you better. Many negative aspects of our lives (such as poor and convenient food choices) have become habits. Breaking the habit and practice replacing it with a new one.
- Chemicals in foods do affect your mental state. For example, excess mercury is associated with depression. So watch for foods that are processed with excess chemicals since these can leave you feeling worse.
- Eat whole, organic, fruits and veggies as often as possible. Organics foods are shown to have up to four times the nutrition of non-organic foods. Nutrients in food are needed by your body so that it can manufacture proteins such as serotonin and dopamine, which are needed for feelings of wellbeing. If you don’t feel well and happy – you will lose energy and may not be able to break the barrier of “lack of motivation” to make positive change.
- Limit junk or fast foods. Junk foods and processed foods lack nutrition and many even have what is referred to as a “nutrition deficit.” This means they use your existing, stored nutrients (if you have any) to digest and process the food leaving you nutritionally depleted. Pay attention to how you feel thirty minutes or an hour after eating “fast food.” Do you feel fulfilled and energetic or tired and ready for a nap?