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5 Ways to Start Living Healthy Now

Monday, April 13th, 2009

In today’s hi-tech world, we rarely leave time for ourselves. Important things like eating healthy, exercise, and taking time to relax fall by the wayside as we struggle to achieve and produce, but ignoring the needs of our body and mind eventually takes it toll, and one day we may wake up and find ourselves overworked, overstressed, and physically exhausted, due to an improper diet or lack of physical fitness. The best thing to do if you want to avoid a rude awakening is to start living healthier today by making 5 easy changes now.

1 - Drink more water


It keeps your engine running, improves your skin tone, curbs hunger cravings, helps your body burn fat, aids in concentration, assists in digestion, and helps maintain your alertness.

2 - Take walks instead of driving

If you can walk, do. Peppering your routine with short walks to the store or to run other errands can really make a huge difference in your fitness levels.

3 - Eat more fruits and vegetables

They’re tasty if you know the right recipes so get out there and find them. Farmers markets are a great place to look and you can search online for tons of healthy, delicious recipes.

4 - Schedule time to pamper and enjoy yourself

Don’t let life get in the way of your happiness. Schedule appointments with yourself to do whatever it is that makes you feel good - whether that is reading a book, getting a massage, or going to the beach. It’s important!

5 - Take deep breaths

If you find yourself overwhelmed by stress, deep breathing is a perfect way to release the tension and relax. All it takes is 30 seconds and you will feel rejuvenated. Just breathe.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, start a new diet, get in shape, cleanse your system, or simply trying to live a more fulfilling life, I hope this list helps you take the first steps towards a healthier, happier you.