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Blossoming into a Healthier Lifestyle

3 Healthy Habits

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Health Changes photocredit: foodtrients.com

Health Changes
photocredit: foodtrients.com

For me, changing our lifestyle was overwhelming at first – especially since I had waited until extreme measures were necessary.  I hope that isn’t the case for you 🙂  For those who want to get started on a healthier path, I recommend choosing only one area to change and committing to that for a month.

Workout with Your Dog photocredit: ruffwear.com

Workout with Your Dog
photocredit: ruffwear.com

Here are three suggestions:

  1. Drink 2 liters of water when you wake up, before eating or drinking anything else. (Food Matters)
  2. Exercise 20 minutes a day, at least 3 days a week. The energy boost from exercise comes between 11-14 minutes. (Dr. Sue Lawton).  Personally, I’ve found that exercising is most effective in the morning, before other distractions crowd it out; plus it gives me a clearer focus for the day.  Make it a priority and you’ll notice the difference.*
  3. Incorporate 50% fresh food with every meal. (Food Matters). Smoothies are a great way to do this. A veggie tray. Salad. You’ll find a few recipes on our new blog http://www.theallergyconsciouskitchen.com Pinterest also has tons of attractive recipes.

    The Research  photocredit: micrometrics.co

    The Research
    photocredit: micrometrics.co

I posted out of order, but this entry is the follow-up to my green living post. Here are a few links on research for those who wanted to learn more.  I’m only including a few links in order to keep it simple:


“EAT FRESH,” “EAT ORGANIC,” “ELIMINATE TOXINS”

CUT OUT SUGAR

REBUILD YOUR SYSTEM

  • http://www.vimeo.com/39384616 (This is 17-minute webinar by Dr. David Hill, doTERRA’s Chief Medical Advisor. He talks about the effects of omega-3’s for healthy brain and heart function. He particularly discusses the supplementation product that I am currently using for increased energy etc.; email if you’d like to know more about this.)

*You can also incorporate exercise into your daily routine: If you have somewhere to go that is nearby, walk there.  Play tag with your kids or take the dog for a walk.  If you’re married, walking with your spouse is a great way to improve your marriage. (I don’t know about you, but my husband talks more when he’s outside and moving :).

This is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent disease.

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