"Human beings are very often products of our environments. Whatever habits we are surrounded with are what we usually pick up as a kid. Our parents set the standard for us as kids at an early age when it comes to our nutritional habits. If people had more knowledge about nutrition and how to lead a healthy lifestyle we wouldn't have the problem we have today with obesity starting already at the age of 5 in our society. Knowledge is power and to have the power to make the right choices based upon your knowledge is what makes the difference in people's life. To make healthy conscious choices makes you feel very powerful and strong. You are in charge of your own health and your own lifestyle. Nobody likes to be the victim of his or her own environment." - Healthy Lifestyle Tips
-Quality Sleep: Sleep is one of the fundamental needs that we have, and one that is often underestimated. Sleep plays a vital role in promoting physical health, longevity, and emotional well-being. Without the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep for adults you may find yourself depending on unhealthy products (caffeine, energy drinks, etc..) to get you through your day.
- Avoid Temptation: Clean out your kitchen and throw away any food that is not in your diet. Follow the simple rule: if you shouldn't eat it, don't buy it. If you bring it home you will end up eating it at a weak moment.
-Set Boundaries: If you are too busy and too stressed, you could cut down on stress by learning to say no. Although pushy people don't always make it easy, your time is important and relaxation is essential to cutting back on stress in your life.
-Goal Setting: Goals matter. Setting the right goals, having a plan to reach those goals, and following through on what is required to reach or maintain those goals, can make the difference between having a happy, fulfilled and less-stressed lifestyle and not having one.
-Exercise: Exercise makes you feel good and can motivate you to get other things done as well. Try to pick up a new activity such as hiking, group exercise and outdoor activities. Even taking 20 minutes out of your day to walk around the block will clear your mind and leave you feeling refreshed.
-Positive Thinking: Try to create a healthy atmosphere in all aspects of your life. Have you ever heard the phrase "laughter is the best medicine"? Happiness and health have been linked for quite a while now. New research has been backing up that people have instinctively assumed that happiness and health really are connected, and that your level of happiness can impact the level of your health.
-Eating Habits: One of the most important steps to leading a healthier lifestyle is eating habits. You should be eating a balanced diet, avoiding high sugar and processed foods. Eat more fruits and vegetables, along with eating better is getting the right nutrients in your system.
-Unhealthy Habits: Smoking, drinking, drugs, chewing tobacco, whatever your vice may be quit now! You are in charge of your life and living a healthier lifestyle means getting rid of everything that may kill you.
-Annual Physical: There is only so much you can do on your own. Going to see your doctor atleast once a year is necessary to make sure there are no big health concerns.
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