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Healthy Living Starts With Healthy Habits

By Virginia Laird

It is true that healthy habits are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. And a healthy lifestyle is the best lifestyle for everyone in your home. Health care experts have preached the fact that making healthy habits the core of your home can help improve sleep, promote overall wellness, and impact the health of everyone. Teaching these concepts to your children while they are young can set them up for a healthy lifestyle as they become adults, which can have an impact on their children (and your grandchildren) as well. A few tips these experts have suggested you put to the test include:

  • Stop smoking today
  • Give up your sweet tooth
  • Make time to walk daily

Stop Smoking Today

One of the most unhealthy habits you can have is smoking. With the vast amount of research proving that smoking leads to cancer and other health-related issues, it is a shock that so many still decide to begin this habit. If you are serious about making healthy habits part of your lifestyle, now is the best time to quit smoking. For those who need more help than over-the-counter products can give, consider dropping by a support group. Check with your local  community leaders for places and times of these meetings.. 

Give Up Your Sweet Tooth

Giving up your sweet tooth can be one of the toughest things to do. For those who truly crave sweets on a daily basis, even the idea of life without them can bring on the headaches. Healthcare experts say that too much sugar is one of the leading causes to having issues with diabetes and weight gain. For those who need an alternative to sugar, consider trying yogurt or fresh fruit to help meet the demands of your sweet tooth. 

Make Time to Walk Daily

Making time to walk each day is a great way to begin the habit of routine exercise. It is recommended that you walk for at least 20 minutes each day. This can be done while you are at work, during your lunch break or in the evening with friends. Research proves that routine exercise can strengthen the heart, help manage weight, and control issues with blood sugar, among other things Making the time to exercise is the key. Today is the day to begin taking control of your workout.   

Start today committing to your healthy lifestyle to improve your health right away. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Walnut Creek, Calif.

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