Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Living

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This past weekend I was returning home from my workout at the gym and drove past a car wash gas station business. I couldn’t help but notice the line of cars waiting to enter the car wash area, and how extremely busy this place was on a late Sunday afternoon. I was astounded by how many people were making this effort to take such good care of and the cleanliness of their vehicles.

Now I thought to myself, what if people take that concept of effort and time and put it into taking care of our own health and bodies. Obviously, these people took time out of their Sunday afternoon to drive to that car wash, then they paid money, and they did the work of drying and vacuuming the vehicle. We change the oil on our cars quite regularly and replace it with good quality oil.

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This is what we all can do with our own health as well. We can all put quality nutrients into our bodies, stay active, and/or spend that little extra money on a gym membership, just those people do for that car wash.

We know why it is important to use quality essentials for the maintenance of our vehicles; of course, to keep it running and continue with good maintenance. This is the same for our bodies and good health habits.

Eat Healthy:
Here are a few great quality nutrients for the body:

  1. Leafy Greens
  2. Vegetables / Fruits
  3. Healthy Grains: i.e. Quinoa, Amaranth, Oats
  4. Proteins: Fish, Eggs, Poultry

Here are a few examples of nutrients that may cause problems and you may wish to limit them:

  1. Baked goods- Cakes, cupcakes, cookies
  2. Process goods- donuts, zingers, cinnamon rolls
  3. Sweet cereal
  4. Pastas and breads

Stay Active:
Exercise is so critical and can help prevent many diseases as well as help maintain a healthy weight.   Routine exercise can help make you feel better overall. You might consider doing a form of exercise for 30-60 minutes about 5 times a week.

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There are a few other things that are very important to remember such as don’t smoke, and limit alcohol intake.

Here are a few interesting websites I thought had easy to read and helpful information about how living healthy can be achieved!

http://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living

https://familydoctor.org/what-you-can-do-to-maintain-your-health/

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