Foundations of Healthy Living
1. Drink More Water
We all know we should but few of us do. This is actually one thing that I do each and every day, and I believe that it contributes to good health and general feelings of well-being far more than most people imagine.
I also believe that most of us go around in a state of semi-dehyrdation, and that it’s a leading reason so many of us feel tired, weak and stressed so much of the time.
So just do it: start with a glass when you wake up, a glass before bed, and one glass every time you eat something.
If you eat three meals and two snacks per day, plus one in the morning and one before bed, than you just got seven glasses–add one for for the full eight! As time goes on you’ll become accostomed to all the liquid and actually crave it.
2. Eat More Fruits and Veggies
This is where the juicing comes in handy. Who has time to eat that many fruits and veggies? You can easily get all that and more by juicing even once a day.
Make some fresh juice every morning (mostly vegetables, remember) and have it with each meal, or even just in the morning if your life-style doesn’t allow for other meals to be eaten at home. You will feel fabulous and veg-ergized for the rest of the day!
Of course if you don’t want to juice than just make sure you include lots of fresh, lightly cooked or raw fruits and veggies into your diet.
It does take an extra effort (and extra time) to do this–that’s why I recommend juicing for people who are big on health but short on time, but simply taking the time to eat and cook with more fruits and vegetables is absolutely fin if you don’t like the idea of juicing or it’s not a viable option for you.
3. Get More Exercise
Yes, another no brainer, but a necessary one. It doesn’t have to mean long boring hours you don’t have slaving in the gym. If you do nothing now, than any exercise is better than nothing.
If you do a little now, than more is better than less. Just do it–run around with the dog or your kids outside, ride a bike, walk for 20 minutes and keep building more time, whatever it takes. You will feel immeasurably better, so make it a priority.
Exercise will be difficult at first, particularly if you need to lose weight. However, as time goes on, it will become easier, till eventually you’ll find yourself jumping with exercise-induced joy!
How to Implement These Ideas Into Your Life
I believe that making a full commitment to the three following ideas is enough to change your life dramatically for the better–these three things are the corner-stones of a healthy lifestyle.
None of these things are hard to do; they just require a tiny bit of willingness to wanting to feel better and living a healthier life–so just make them a priority (try following the old suggestion: do them all every day for 21 days straight and they will have become a habit).