How To Increase Energy Naturally If ever there was a question that I’m asked as a personal trainer it’s how to increase energy! More often than not, people hit a mid-day slump and reach for a quick bout of sugar to get them through it. And while this works temporarily, it’s obviously not my recommendation (check out the easiest ways to cut sugar here!) If you’re goal is ... Read More
Every Day Healthy Living Tips
Everyday Healthy Living Tips
When it comes to a healthy lifestyle there are so many ways to approach your system. However, in my years as a coach and from my own personal journey, I’ve learned that keeping it simple is the best avenue.
When I first started my health journey I lived off fast food, was a pessimist, had low energy, and eventually struggled with fertility.
Implementing these healthy tips and making simple changes each and every day is what made the biggest difference.
A healthy lifestyle is about more than just cutting some sweetener, it’s about a holistic approach. You need to consider:
One aspect without others is simply incomplete. A healthy lifestyle isn’t a diet, fad, or trend but what you believe.
10 Tips for Healthy Living
Drink your water – we all know we need it, but rarely do we place as much focus on it as we should. Guzzle up every day.
Move your body – scheduled workouts are great and important. However, what you do outside of your workouts matters too. Learn how to be more active throughout your day.
Focus on nutrients and colors – I am a firm believer that you should enjoy your food, but it also needs to fuel you. Focus on getting in nutrients not calories and make sure you eat for color/
Learn to manage stress acutely – healthy living means learning exactly what to do in the moment of a stressful situation. Breathing, a wicked song, a quick walk. Get your body out of panic mode. These yoga poses are great stress relievers.
Do things you love – we need to work for happiness and part of that is making things we enjoy a priority. Do things you love on a regular basis and truly appreciate them.
Learn to manage stress long term – part of a healthy lifestyle is having a stress outlet but also learning how to reduce your stress load.
Scale back the sugar – focus on real, whole foods as much as possible and do your best to cut back processed foods and sugar.
Get outside- find a forest or a trail and go for a walk. Remember what it was like being a kid and outside for hours. Getting outside in itself is great stress relief.
Smile, laugh, play- don’t lose the ability to be silly as you age! Play with your kids. Laugh a lot. Smiles are contagious and they’re often one of the healthy tips missing in a list. Smiling helps keep the mind positive.
Be intimate – we were made to connect with each other. Embrace intimacy.
Focus on simple and natural – reduce chemicals and exposure where you can and when possible always opt for simple.
Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t complicated but it does take some effort. We need to make ourselves a priority and remember that healthy tips shouldn’t be just about food.
What You’ll Find in The Healthy Living Section
This section is about everything holistic. Everyone begins their journey somewhere and I truly want people to know that every little swap matters.
It’s all the little healthy lifestyle changes you make that add up to bigger things: more energy, longevity, positivity, etc.
This section contains tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle from a holistic approach. You’ll read about healthy food swaps, eliminating known allergens, scaling back sugars and processed foods but also about managing stress, how to be more positive, and overall healthy tips on day to day choices we make to improve our wellness.
Some of the most popular blog posts in this section are:
There’s no destination for “health”. It’s what you experience day-to-day and the enjoyment of a healthy lifestyle that you’re striving for.
CLICK ON ANY OF THE HEALTHY TIPS BELOW TO BE TAKEN TO THE BLOG POST.
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How To Reduce Sugar Intake - 5 Tips One of the two best actions you can take to improve your health is learning how to reduce sugar intake. While many of us know we should reduce sugar in the form of sweets and treats, it's what we're consuming outside of our indulgences that's having a negative effect on our health. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, the cause of ... Read More
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10 Superfoods & Supplements I Use Regularly It's no secret that I strive for an uber healthy but balanced lifestyle. If you've read through my journey to health you'll know that this hasn't been a quick, or even full conscience, choice. It's just what I do. And while there are many ways to improve your health, there's also many items that boost your nutrition even further. ... Read More
Tips To Rock A Truly Gluten Free Diet - Guest Interview The words “gluten free” have become one of the biggest health trends within the last few years. Thankfully, this means that for people who need to truly follow a gluten free diet there are a lot of options. However, it also means that many believe eliminating gluten will make them magically healthy- which isn’t the case. ... Read More
How To Rock Eating Healthy On The Road Staying fit and healthy is completely practical when you’re at home surrounded by all your essentials. Even small tasks like drinking more water are pretty straightforward when you’re stationary. But what about when you’re traveling? How do you make healthy choices when stuck in a car for the insane amount of time? You plan, plan and ... Read More
How To Make Homemade Energy Balls + The Best Recipe Ever There is a light possibility my daughter is addicted to homemade energy balls. Okay, more than slight, it's a full on issue :D The truth is, keeping a stash of homemade energy balls means that you always have something healthy, fueling and most importantly quick to give your kids. For my daughter, she loves these ... Read More