5 Simple Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Hey, hey! I’ve been pondering this whole healthy lifestyle thing, so I thought I would share a few of these thoughts with y’all.

Do you want to be healthy? Who doesn’t, right? But what does it look like? How can we achieve our best health at every stage of life?

Y’all know I love natural living and all that comes along with it. It’s such a fun, wonderful way to live. I haven’t always lived this way though. I am changing and improving every day. Aren’t we all?

We are all on our own individual journey’s and paths. We are all at different places and stages in life. That is okay. And actually it is amazing because that’s what makes the world a beautiful place. If we were all in the same place, what a boring bunch we would be!

 

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Here are my top 5 healthy lifestyle tips…

Eat right.

This is a HARD one. Our tastebuds like to play tricks on us. Some of our favorite things to eat are often the worst thing for our bodies. What kind of food are you eating? Fast food? Junk food? Food that nourishes you? Or food that makes you feel bad?

Eat REAL food. Ya know, the kind that our grandparents would recognize?  I usually shop around the grocery store perimeter for this very reason. Run fast from processed food.

Drink right.

What do you drink? Soft drinks that are laden with sugar and chemicals? Energy drinks? Are you addicted to these things? Do you drink good old Adams Ale? {That’s what my dad calls water. LOL}

We drink water more than anything else. I have fallen in LOVE with this water bottle. It is amazing because it keeps ice frozen for 12+ hours. And the bottle doesn’t sweat. Seriously. Go get you one! It is well worth the investment.

Exercise regularly.

We all know this right lifestyle?? If I don’t MOVE, I feel sluggish, lazy and unproductive. Exercise is my sanity drug of choice. When I workout {I heart CrossFit.}, I feel so much more energetic and excited about life. Find what workout you enjoy and go for it!

Ditch toxins.

Okay, okay so this might even be more challenging than eating right. Toxins are everywhere. E-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. It’s impossible to change every single toxic thing in our lives today. It’s all about the journey of improving and making better choices on a daily basis.

Toxins lurk in many of these products…

Medication.

Skin care. Face wash. Lotions. Makeup.

Hair care. Shampoo. Conditioner. Hairspray.

Fragrances. {Did you know that they don’t tell you that many of these are carcinogenic? Yikes!}

Household cleaners.

Plug-ins. Air fresheners. Most candles.

Awesome. NOT.

Make better choices.

Begin assessing where you are on this journey and determine where you can begin making changes. It’s a process and it doesn’t happen overnight. So don’t feel guilty or stressed or anything for being where you are. We all have to start somewhere.

A few of the better choices that our family has made are –

Eating lifestyle food.

Drinking water.

Exercising 3x a week.

Using natural immune support {including essential oils, herbs etc}.

Ditching toxic skin and hair care for products that aren’t harmful {or not AS harmful}.

Using essential oils instead of body sprays, perfumes or colognes.

Cleaning with Thieves Household Cleaner {the ONLY cleaner at our house!}.

Clean the air with…you guessed it…essential oils. Ha!

My point is this…we can’t eat junk, drink junk, use toxic cleaners, toxic skin care, never exercise and just slap a quick “remedy” on whatever unhealthy issues arise and expect to get better.

That is insanity and unfortunately, that isn’t the secret to a healthy lifestyle. There isn’t quick fix.

healthy living is a day-by-day process of making better choices for our health today and for our health in the future. Start making better choices today!!