It is well-known that a healthy lifestyle is essential for maintaining good health and preventing chronic disease. It is easy to live a healthy lifestyle. One does not have to be crazy to lead a healthy lifestyle. To discern truth from fiction in modern health advice, it takes some independent thinking.
Eat well is the most important thing. Eat as many fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains as you can, and don’t smoke. You also need to exercise moderately, and not gain weight. It is possible to not eat organic food all the time. However, 12 fruits and veggies recommended by EWG should be organic due to higher pesticide residues. A healthy lifestyle requires that you avoid environmental toxins as much possible.
Modern life is convenient, but can be very unhealthy. We eat too much processed food and not enough fruits and vegetables. When we have chronic conditions like diabetes, we turn to conventional medication for relief. However, these medications can often have severe side effects. We refuse to accept the importance of living healthy lives for ourselves and future generations. Instead, we keep going with our bad habits, then resort to toxic, dangerous medication to deal with our inevitable ailments.
However, we cannot control all aspects of living healthy. No matter how much we try to avoid it, we will be exposed to certain toxic substances. Many of these factors are out of our control. We should take responsibility and make the right decisions whenever possible.
It is important to eat healthy.
Because I know that eating well can sometimes lead to resentment, because it is a way for someone to feel they must “sacrifice,” in order to live a healthy lifestyle.
People who ate poor food used to make fun of me by saying that I wasn’t living because I didn’t eat pizza or drink beer. I remember thinking back to those times and always replying “How much LIVING can I do when my body is still recovering from what it was put in?”
Change from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one
Simply eating well is a healthy lifestyle tip that I have found to be so beneficial for my health.
However, it wasn’t always like that. I can recall a time when I was addicted and had headaches, infections or other illnesses.
My sugar cravings led to me eating a lot of chocolate bars each day. I also had many other health problems that were difficult to treat with traditional medicine. Bloating, gas, bad breath, hives, eczema and acne.
Ugh! No fun at all!
Years later, I still love good food. I’m rarely sick. It is an excellent way to reconnect with your body, eat well and get back to the basics of your body’s needs. This challenge will force you to let go of the things you take for granted and to stop allowing yourself to fall prey to unhealthy eating habits. Healthy eating habits are a foundation for other healthy lifestyle choices.
It is important to examine your roots philosophy when you are trying to eat well.
This is so important!
If you are trying to lose a few pounds, I feel this is not enough motivation. However, if your goal is to live a healthier lifestyle, to have more fun, to be healthier, and not fall sick, this will likely last a lifetime!
Being practical is key to eating well.
When I eat, I listen to my body. I don’t calorie count, measure my food, use ratios, or do anything that would cause me to be disconnected from the food I eat.
My main reason for excellent health is that I am very critical about what I eat. I prefer to eat real food.
This means that I don’t need to take expensive weight loss supplements or follow difficult programs.
Delicious, healthy meals with whole foods are what I love.
Although it sounds easy, I’ve learned that many people don’t know what a healthy lifestyle looks like, especially when it involves food.
I try to make things as easy as possible. I shop around the perimeter of the grocery stores, and eat mostly free-range chicken, very little meat, and most raw organic fruits and veggies, as well as beans and rice. Although it’s impossible to list all the foods I eat, you can visit my blog to download your free Healthy Grocery List.
Our Future Depends on Our Health. Living a healthy lifestyle that is free from toxins in our environment and food, as well as stress, is crucial for our future. Scientists are now discovering how nutrition affects our DNA. Healthy trees produce healthy fruits. A life of constant sickness will have an unsustainable effect on future generations as well as on the planet.
Years of living a poor lifestyle have obvious consequences. There is a dramatic increase in chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, along with an epidemic rate of obesity and increasing rates of infertility. Alarmingly, there are many children with Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD or autism.
It is important to remember that children will also be watching us closely and following our example. They will be more likely to act in a responsible manner when they grow up.
Each of us must ask ourselves whether we are teaching our children the importance and benefits of a healthy lifestyle. If we don’t teach them how to take care of themselves, they will most likely look to food corporations. How will they be able to tell the difference between “food like” and real food?
I have 6-8 of my favorite cookbooks. These books inspire me to create simple meal plans, which I rotate every month. They contain about 15 easy meal ideas.
Delicious Food is not only delicious, but also healthy. These are some ways I recommend to model positive attitudes towards food for our children.
- Children as young as three years old learn the world through imitation. What is your day like as you prepare meals for your family? Are you stressed, overwhelmed, or disconnected? By the way we approach mealtimes, we can demonstrate to our children how important it is to eat healthy. We can show our children that healthy eating is not just a way to fill a void, but a part of a happy family life. Your children will follow what you do so be positive about healthy living.