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Better Health Can Be Yours With These Simple Steps

September 30, 2014 by Phil Nataghi

Everyone wants to be healthier and if you are open to changing some of your habits you can absolutely do that. As you read through all of the “healthy living” tips we are going to teach you, try to remember that you cannot accomplish everything all at once. You need to try to develop healthier habits and this is something that you can start working on today and continue doing every day for the rest of your life.

If you want to get more nutrition out of your food then you should vary your diet often. You can get all the vitamins, amino acids and mineral that your body needs as all foods have different combinations of these. Food from different food groups should be eaten as well as healthy food. Just because you have heard that it is healthy to eat fruit and vegetables everyday doesn’t mean you have to eat the same fruit and veg each day such as an apple and spinach. Be adventurous, there are hundreds of different fruits and vegetables – so try them. This is the same for proteins, carbs and whole grains. Do not get stuck in a hole with your food, add variety too it.

If you really want to be healthy, you should keep your brain as active as it can be. Science has proven that people who stay mentally active aren’t as likely to stuffer from a variety of age related issues including Alzheimer’s disease. Even if you aren’t old enough to be worried about getting older yet, it’s still good to use your brain as much as you can each day. Think about it as developing a lifelong pursuit whether you do it by taking classes, reading good books or doing research into topics that you care about. Things like this are good for keeping your interest in life elevated and your brain feeling young. Other fantastic ways to keep your brain working include learning new skills, taking different routes to every day places and using your non-dominant hand for daily tasks.

While it is obviously better to eat foods that are healthy instead of foods that are unhealthy, when it comes to improving your health and dropping pounds, the amount of food that you eat is just as important as the type of food you eat. Reducing your portion size reduces your calorie count while simultaneously reducing the detrimental effects that unhealthy foods can have on your body. Naturally you don’t have to pay much mind to the number of salads or green veggies you eat but those are not the types of foods that encourage over-indulgence anyway. It’s carbohydrates like bread and pasta, sweets and salty foods that are the worst culprits, as it’s always tempting to reach for another portion. It’s important to learn how to be satisfied with moderately sized portions and just say no to second helpings.

It’s all up to you to make some changes in your life now that we’ve had a quick look over a few ways of improving your health. It isn’t too difficult to change, you just have to retrain yourself, and this can be done at whatever speed you like. Just as it took you time to get used to unhealthy practices, you can give yourself some time to get healthier as well.