Living a healthy, balanced life will not only increase your longevity, energy levels, and overall body function, it will help you look and feel better too. But results won’t just happen overnight; they come from the combined process of eating foods that give you the nutrition you need, adding supplements to your diet that boost your immunity and fight free radicals, and exercising (at least a few times a week). Here are a three top tips for health and wellness.
For many people, there’s a misconception that healthy foods lack flavor. Meals don’t need to be laden with salt, fat, or sugar to taste good. On the contrary!
Some of the healthiest meals you can find incorporate basic ingredients (like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and protein sources) that are packed with vital nutrients and filled with flavor. A fast and easy way to add extra pizazz to your meal is to sprinkle it with seasonings (such as herbs and spices). Not only do these add flavor, they can also help rev your metabolism.
So, you’re not only filling up on foods that give your body what it needs, your tastebuds (and waistline) will be happy too.
While it’s important to eat a well-balanced diet, it’s not always possible to get all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and strong. In addition, as we age, our bodies absorb less nutrients from food sources than when we were younger. That’s where supplements can help.
Adding a multi-vitamin, Vitamin C (at least 500-1000 mg), and Vitamin B-100 to your daily regime will help your body maintain a consistent level of energy throughout the day, improve your ability to cope with stress, and strengthen your immune system (which helps to ward away colds and illnesses).
Not only will exercising help whip your body into supermodel shape (ok, maybe that’s “stretching” it a bit – pun intended), but it will help improve your cardiovascular health, strengthen your muscles, and keep your body lean and limber.
Exercising has also been found to help people relieve stress and tension, increase an overall sense of happiness (ever heard of the “runner’s high” from the flow of endorphins?), and increase longevity.
They key is to find a workout routine you enjoy, which will encourage you to stick with it. If you don’t like to run, try walking or swimming. If you’re a gal who loves the great outdoors, take up hiking. Any of these activities will burn calories and create lean long muscles.
By incorporating these three easy steps into your daily life, you will not only see the difference in your skin and body, you’ll feel it too!
Disclaimer: Consult with your doctor before starting any program.