The ABC’s of Living a Healthy Life

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You want to live a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes it seems like being healthy is a constant tough battle. But what if living a healthy life was as easy as ABC?

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Become aware with the names of these ingredients (i.e. high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, etc.)

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The most important meal to eat every day. Focus on fueling your body with whole grains, proteins, and fruit.

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Try to build your meals as colorful as possible using a variety of grains, fruits, and vegetables.

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Our body needs water to function properly. Don't drink calories, drink water!

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You'll get the most nutrients from your food because it's at its freshest point.

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Visiting your local farmer's market will make eating seasonally easy. Talk to the farmers and get to know the vendors.

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Get some natural Vitamin D. This will boost energy and immune system!

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Not only a health coach can help you focus on your goals, but they'll hold you accountable too!

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How you want to conduct yoursel f, what's important to you and how you'll make that an aim.

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Go through your cupboards and fridge, and either remove all the junk food OR make a deal with yourself that when it runs out, you will not buy more.

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By doing this, you'll be able to see patterns of overeating, stress eating, etc.

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Focus on proteins like ground beef, pork chops, chicken breast, and raw nuts. These will be the most hel pful when it comes to energizing your body.

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Plan your meals every week. This helps you stay on track and avoid having to come up with quick, possibly unhealthful meal options.

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Sometimes all that you need is a quick nap! This will give you a great lift of energy.

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Omega-3 fatty acids moderate inflammation, combat depression and improve mood and memory.

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Regularly, when working in an office, it's easy to make too many trips to the nearest fast food join. Pack your lunch to keep it nutritious.

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There are so many excuses why being healthy may not be convenient, but start enumerating the reasons that you want to be healthy! No more excuses.

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Reduce your level of stress by meditating, finding your happy place, and taking time for yourself!

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By doing so, all the people you tell a re going to hold you liable.

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Depriving yourself of things you want will work only for a short time. If you love chocolate, try to eat dark chocolate instead.

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Focus on what's causing them. Many times you can balance your cravings with something health y.

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Try to go one day a week not eating animal proteins. It will force you to use some creativity at first.

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Concentrate on eating a whole food diet. This is a diet th at comprises lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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Exercising for 2.5 hours a week can be very beneficial for both your mind and body.

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If you're stressed, yoga is a great way to relax. You'll focus on breathing and keep your emotions in check.

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Get plenty of sleep!

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