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Food and Nutrition

 Make sure you get a balanced diet, as often as possible. 

 Along with fresh veggies and fruits, eat slim meats (if you’re not vegetarian), nuts, seeds (sprouts) and salads. 

 Opt for fresh, seasonal and local produce over exotic foodstuff imported over ridiculous distances. 


 Drink water – you need to stay hydrated. Not only is it good for your internal organs, it also keeps your skin healthy and lessens acne. 

 To determine your water requirement, divide your weight (in pounds) by two. This gives the daily ounce-recommendation. 

 Cut down on caffeine and caffeinated and aerated beverages. 

 Limit alcohol intake. Tobacco and drugs should be an absoluteNo. 

 Steer clear of sugar, stimulants and processed food. 

 Maintain a healthy weight. 

Exercise

 Exercise at least four days a week for 20 to 30 minutes each day. If it’s all not possible at a go, break your workouts into smaller sessions. 

 Try to get as much physical activity as you can. Skip the elevator and take the stairs, walk to the supermarket instead of hunting for parking space etc. 

 Wake up early to practice simple meditation. It harmonizes body, mind and soul. 

 Doing household chores also counts as activity. 

 Pets can be a great source for your exercise. Especially a dog. Walking dogs, caring for them involves good amounts of physical activity. 

 If exercising alone bores you out, hook up with a partner or friend who is committed to exercise. The fun factor will also let you stay committed. 

 Exercise also works as an outlet for pent up stress. So keep exercising, especially when you’ve got work bearing down on you. 

General Health

Get adequate rest daily. Don’t deprive yourself of sleep for extended periods of time. 

 If you’re on medication for an illness, ensure that you follow the course all the way through. 

 Skin, teeth, hair, nails are all indicators of general health. Loss of hair or lack of lustre may mean poor nutrition. 

 Make friends with your family physician. Get regular check-ups done. 

 Watch out for the signs of major illnesses, especially cancer, heart disease etc. Early detection is the key. 

 When it comes to healthy living, even little things count. Like eye health. Make sure you rest them well. They’ll serve you a long time. 

 Take care of your teeth. Dental health has been linked, among other things, to premature heart disease. 

 Try to get all your nutrition from the food you eat. If you aren’t getting it though, multivitamins and nutritional supplements are a good option. 

 Get your vitamin D from the sun. But also stay UV-protected. 

Health and Happiness

 Slow and deep breathing is a good counter to stressful situations. Practice it.

 Surround yourself with positive energy and a strong social circle. Good vibes translates into good moods. 

 Engage in social work. Do things for the less-privileged. 

 Work on your looks, but don’t get obsessed. Pamper yourself occasionally. 

 Believe in your abilities. Work on your shortcomings. Life is a continuous self-help program.
 
 

10 Tips for Daily Healthy Living I found this online and adapted it just a bit for me I find this very helpful!


1:) Lay out your exercise clothes out the night before! It encourages morning workouts and saves time running around my house in search of my favorite sports bra.

2:) Workout Before Work!  How many times have you come home from work and realized that you have no time between cleaning, laundry, cooking or the other million things you have on your to do list. This way you can workout before your busy day starts.

3:) Brush Your Teeth Between Meals To Avoid Snacking!

4:) Do You Pack a Lunch Every Day? Every night I pack tomorrow's lunch, whether it's leftovers from dinner or something quick and healthy like a veggie's or fruit. This prevents binge eating or giving into unhealthy temptations around the office.

5:) Do You Do Interval Training?
It not only beats boredom, but it also targets belly fat, makes you faster, burns more calories in less time, and increases your endurance. I download new workouts every week so it doesn't get boring.

6:) Do You Measure Your Food to Keep Track of Portions?
I don't measure everything, but when I do, it's really eye-opening to see what one cup really looks like

7:) Do You Ever Eat a Big Salad as Your Meal?
On weekdays, I try to eat a big salad for lunch (as often as possible), complete with spinach, cukes, tomatoes, red pepper, avocado, and baked chicken.

8:) Do You Ever Eat a Big Salad as Your Meal?
On weekdays, I try to eat a big salad for lunch (as often as possible), complete with spinach, cucumbers, red pepper, avocado, onion and baked chicken

9:) Do You Keep a Food or Fitness Journal?
Every time I work out, I write it down and put a sticker on that day. At the end of the month, it's fun to see all the stars glaring back at me.
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