But I Donâ€™t Like Granola! Small Steps to Healthy Living
By Debra Rodzinak
Face it. We all know that eating right and exercising are the keys to living a healthy lifestyle. But there are so many different ways to add healthy elements to our daily routine, it can be a daunting task to try to fit them all into our lives. As with any major change, baby steps are the best way to approach an overall healthier life. Just making one small change after another can ultimately lead to an entire lifestyle change and a healthier body.
The Best Foods
First, remember that our bodies were designed to work with nature, not against it. Eating processed foods not only makes you look bad with weight gain, blemishes, and other unpleasant side effects of trans fats; it can make you feel bad on the inside with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Eating foods that are organic and healthy are an excellent step in the right direction to healthy living.
The Best Exercise
Healthy food is important, but it is not the entire picture. Being active is something that has gone by the wayside in modern day America. Just taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day can greatly reduce your chance for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
According to the Mayo Clinic, some benefits of daily walking are:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Preventing or managing certain conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure
- Strengthening your bones and muscles
- Improvement of your mood
- Improvement of coordination and balance.
The Best Chiropractic Care
Finally, keeping your spine and joints in tip-top condition to enjoy the new, more active you, becomes essential in maintaining an active lifestyle. The experts at The Joint can help you ensure that your spine stays aligned to support your body. With flexible hours and no appointments needed, a visit to the chiropractors at The Joint can add another baby step to your healthier lifestyle change.
Remember, your life and health is about you—not the latest trend. There is no need to eat granola three times a day or suck on a spoonful of oil if that is not for you. If you are going to make lasting changes, they must be changes you can endure and enjoy. Just making a few adjustments here and there can eventually lead to a healthier body and a happier you.