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3 Tips to Healthy Living

By Virginia Laird

Are you looking for ways to improve your health in 2018? You are not alone in the search. Millions across the nation are ready to improve their health as well. Health and wellness experts advise that healthy living begins with diet and is supported by exercise. When trying to make changes to your health these experts insist that you evaluate your food choices. Are you consuming too many calories? Are you eating a well-balanced diet, or is it full of things you don’t need? To help you improve your health, these professionals offer a few tips to consider, including:

  • Try clean eating
  • Cut out junk food
  • Soda needs to be a thing of the past

Try Clean Eating

Clean eating is a rapidly growing trend across the nation. This is generally limited to eating organic produce, dairy and meats. It also means steering clear of all processed foods. This change can prove to be a challenge in the beginning, as many of your favorites may not fit this bill. Many people who have committed to this path of improving health have experienced a plethora of positive changes in a short period of time.

Cut Out Junk Food

Doing something a simple as cutting out the junk can provide a number of benefits for your overall health. This would include eliminating candy, pizza, many frozen foods, fast foods, and sweets. Junk food is generally loaded with calories, fat grams, and sodium. Cutting this out can rapidly improve your health and shrink your waistline.

Soda Needs to Be a Thing of the Past

While soda may be your favorite beverage, it offers little in the way of health benefits. Regular (non diet) sodas are loaded with sugar and empty calories. Diet sodas are sweetened with artificial sweeteners which have a great deal of research proving most can be harmful for the body. Do yourself a favor and make soda a thing of your past. Don’t think you must quit them cold turkey. Start by reducing what you are currently drinking. Slowly decrease your consumption until you are ready to put soda behind you.

Where do you plan to begin your journey? Decide today, map out your plan, and get started tomorrow. You are ready to start down the path to a healthier you. Good luck and may 2018 be your best year yet!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Wheaton, Ill.

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