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Healthy Habits for Life

By Sara Butler

Getting healthy isn't something that is temporary. In fact, it's something that requires some solid changes to be made in your everyday life. Even though there are times when this can be more challenging than others (we're talking to you, holidays), you can still persevere and be successful by incorporating a few simple tips into the way you approach your health and wellness.

Concentrate on the Little Things

It's the little changes you make that will add up to big success. To get healthy, you don't have to do a complete 180 with the way you eat. Instead, try focusing on the small changes you can make sure as eating more fruit or having at least one vegetable with each meal. Over time, you'll find that you feel better and are eating healthier.

Think About Portions

For a lot of people, the problem isn't what they eat but how much they eat. That's why if you want to get healthy, it's vital to think about how much you're eating of something more than what it is you're eating.

Don't forget, every food is labeled with a serving size. Take a look at the serving sizes of your favorite foods and then measure them out to see what one serving actually is. This will help you to better understand serving sizes just by looking and also help you to stay mindful about how much you're eating at each meal.

Eat At Home

The downfall of any great health plan is eating out. While it's perfectly acceptable to eat out at a restaurant with friends and family from time to time, it shouldn't be something you're doing all the time. That's because restaurants are notorious for giving you several servings on one plate as well as serving foods that are high in salt and sugar. Try to cook at home more and it'll make a big impact.

Don't Fall for Trends

There are all types of trendy ways to eat and get healthy, but you should do your research before trying any of them. The best course of action is to focus on eating a diet that is well balanced instead of eating following the latest trends for a quick fix.

Eating healthy isn't something that can change overnight, but you can make progress toward your health goals by making small changes. 

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

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