What is a healthy lifestyle?
A healthy lifestyle is a choice. A choice to live better and put the amount of sacrifice and hard work it takes to get there. Don’t be discouraged though, if this is what you want for you and your family you can do it. Having a healthy lifestyle will have you and your family feeling your best and you’ll be a lot happier knowing you’re doing what is best for you and your loved ones.
We’re going to look at the three main choices that you will have to make everyday. These choices are not huge in depth decisions, they are simple day by day, hour by hour choices. Achieving a healthy lifestyle is accomplished one choice at a time. Over time these choices will be automatic and you won’t even have to think about them anymore. They will be built into your routine and be as usual as a cup of coffee in the morning.
Choice #1: What to eat
Think about your daily choices for meals. What does your breakfast, lunch and snacks usually consist of and how much? Do you eat fresh vegetables and fruit? Do you eat enough protein? How is your vegetables, meat and grains usually served?
Vegetables and fruit are very good for us. Fresh or frozen vegetables are the best. Vegetables should be lightly boiled, steamed or baked so as to avoid depleting them of most of their vitamins and minerals. Sure, vegetables smothered in cheese and creamed soups are delicious, but very high in calories and not very good for you. Try to eat at least one raw vegetable and fruit a day. Make sure to get vegetables and fruit. They are different and your body requires both.
The best sources of protein are dairy and meats. About 80 grams of protein per day for the average individual would be about right. Notice I said average. Everybody is different and you should figure out what is best for you. Try to avoid frying meat. Although very yummy, it is also very bad for you. This is part of the reason why you have to detox. The oil from these fried foods will clog your lymph nodes and become toxic after a while. If you get enough protein through dairy and meats each day, you will be getting the right amount of healthy fats also through these two groups.
Choice #2: To exercise or not to exercise?
Yes, exercise. Exercise is essential to being healthy. Try to get your heart rate up at least once every day and also fit in some strength exercises. I don’t mean for you to go out and get all the latest exercise equipment and weight sets. Use your own body weight for exercise through push ups, squats, and pull ups. There are experts that only use their body weight to get in shape.
Finding the time to exercise is the key. I struggle with this everyday. This is just another daily choice. It is a really hard choice when it comes down to staying in bed an extra hour in the morning, or sitting around on your lunch break instead of doing that jog around the parking lot followed by some push ups and stretching, but a necessary one in order to have a healthy lifestyle. Exercising gets your blood flowing, burns those extra calories and gets rid of toxins. There is no way around it. We have to exercise.
Choice #3: Incorporate more holistic remedies into your daily routine.
Every morning should start off with a glass of water and a daily vitamin. Also, if you’re suffering from a certain ailment or illness, you should be taking an herb for that every day. Find out what you can take for it through the ” herbs for list ” on the website or research it on your own.
Also, you should be using fresh or dried herbs for everyday cooking. There is so many different herbs for flavoring food it should be very easy to incorporate this into your daily routine. Garlic, chives, cilantro, oregano, parsley and cayenne pepper are just a few of the herbs for spicing up our food.