7 Healthy Habits for a Longer, Happier Life!

Let’s get real: getting healthy (and staying that way) doesn’t happen by accident.

 In my years as a holistic health consultant I have seen a lot of people who have tried a lot of things to achieve or maintain their health goals— and I've learned that there is a general formula to what works and what doesn’t. The people who are able to achieve and maintain their health goals commonly share similar habits. These healthy habits aren’t crazy or extreme, but they consistently allow my customers to enjoy more vibrant health and a better quality of life.

Today I’ve created a list of habits that my healthiest customers share so that you can adapt your own habits to discover your best health: 

  • Drink more water. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps maintain your body’s fluid balance so that nutrients can be transported easily to where they are needed. This means you will more quickly reap the benefits of the healthy foods you eat and the supplements you take!  

  • Take quality supplements. Choosing high-quality supplements with superior bioavailability over cheap supplements full of fillers can make the difference between seeing results or not. Invest in your health by choosing products that are designed with greater absorption as the goal.

  •  Eat whole, real foods. Make it your goal to have most of your nourishment come from unprocessed, real foods that are as close to the source as possible. A nutritional supplement should be just that--- supplementation to a healthy diet, not a replacement for one.

  • Make time for movement. In our increasingly digital society, most of us spend hours each day sitting at a desk staring at a screen. Fitness doesn't always have to be a visit to a gym or class, it can be as simple as taking the family or dog for an evening walk, or getting up 10 minutes earlier for a quick YouTube workout. There are endless resources for fitness on the go; it just takes a little dedication.

  • Love your brain, too. Too much stress wreaks havoc on the body, so whether you practice yoga, write a journal, meditate, see a therapist, or have another way of dedicating time to stress management, it is just as important to make time for your mental health as it is your physical health. 

  • Get some rest. Proper sleep hygiene is also an incredibly important part of any health care plan. Your body NEEDS rest in order to function properly. Protect your sleep like your life depends on it-- because it does! 

  • Remain consistent. Consistency is key! We all have days where we skip a workout or overindulge, but what matters is what you do most of the time, not what you do sometimes. Start with one or two items from this list, prioritize them, make them an established habit, then add another, and another until healthy is your default!

So there you have it; generally, good health is a combination of these factors... it really is that simple for most of us. 

If you'd like a personalized wellness plan to improve your health, call my office at (435) 586-4854 to schedule an appointment today! 

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