EAT YOUR VEGGIES
A diet high in vegetables reduces your risk of developing cancers of the lung, colon, breast, cervix, esophagus, stomach, bladder, pancreas and ovaries. The best ones come with the boldest colors – like broccoli, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, grapes, and leafy greens. So get ‘em any way you can!
5 MEALS ARE IDEAL
Three meals a day is so 2005. Go for five smaller meals throughout the day – eating like this keeps your metabolism working and keeps you from overeating at any given moment.
Exercising every day can reduce all of the biomarkers of aging. Like every single one. You’d be improving eyesight, normalizing blood pressure, improving lean muscle, lowering cholesterol and even improving your bone density.
GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP
Get your full 8 hours and you’ll better manage your weight, you’ll have more energy for your day and your body will run like a well-oiled machine.
Do your research. Limit bad fats and aim to eat more foods rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Eating cold-water oily fish two to three times per week will provide you with plenty.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re thinking about changing over to a more healthy lifestyle. Cutting out a range of foods, exercising more than you ever have in your life, etc – it’s a lot! Don’t focus on the big picture, focus on one small thing at a time. Trading half your sodas for water. After a week or two of that maybe add a walk in before bedtime. Before you know it, you’ve changed your life.
KEEP HEALTHY FRIENDS
Your friends are a bigger influence on you than you think – and if they have a bunch of unhealthy eating habits, chances are so do you. No one’s saying to stop being friends with these people, but you have to be wary that your not around them come meal time. Find more friends that inspire your healthy lifestyle and are down to go grab a salad.