We all want to be healthy, look good, feel good, live well, right?
But sometimes that is easier said than done.
What does a healthy lifestyle actually look like?
What habits should you follow to make and keep yourself healthy, naturally?
To me being healthy is all about balance: mind, body, spirit.
Ideally, living a naturally healthy lifestyle
means that our body is in shape and we are free from
disease, but we also have a positive mind-set,
happy relationships and an overall feeling
If you are not there already, transitioning to a healthier lifestyle can help you
to transform from a couch potato with aches and pains to someone with energy,
a healthy body and a happy mind.
A naturally healthy lifestyle can lead to a longer more productive life.
You’ll feel less pain, ward off diseases and have energy like you did when you
In addition to an overall good feeling, a healthy lifestyle has many benefits.
It can help lower hypertension, improve sleep, and reduce the risk of heart disease
It improves the survival rate of people with head and neck cancer.
Nutritious food from a naturally healthy diet can help menopause symptoms.
Through preventive, homeopathic and other alternative medicines your body and
mind can be stronger and healthier for years to come.
So what does it take to live a naturally healthy lifestyle?
Let’s take a look at the key components:
A diet rich in fresh, whole foods is essential in a healthy lifestyle.
When available, always choose foods found in its natural state.
Fruits and vegetables have high vitamin and mineral content.
Eat a variety of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.
Whole grains like quinoa, teff, amaranth and unrefined gluten-free grains should
be consumed instead of less nutritious refined white varieties.
Reduce or eliminate refined white sugar intake.
Choose plant-based sources of protein including beans, nuts, seeds and greens.
If you eat meat, significantly reduce your consumption.
Skip fatty meats, instead choose lean.
Drink plenty of water. The old suggestion of 8 glasses as day is outdated.
Studies done in recent years suggest men should be consuming 11+ cups and women
15+ cups of water per day.
Just 15 minutes a day of movement can benefit your health by improving joint stability, increase
your range of movement and flexibility, help prevent osteoporosis and fractures and improve your
mood while reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Exercise doesn’t necessarily mean joining a gym.
It can be simple things like turning off the TV for an hour and playing outdoors with your kids or
taking your dog for a walk.
If you already exercise regularly, add an extra lap in the pool, walk an extra turn around the block,
do one more set of reps before quitting. Small increases can make a big difference.
Chores like shoveling snow, gardening, raking leaves or vacuuming and sweeping the floor are all
considered a form of exercise.
No one said exercise had to be vigorous all the time.
Pace while talking on the phone, do lunges or jumping jacks during TV commercials.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator or park a little farther from the door of the mall.
Herbs, Essential Oils & Supplements
Add nutrient rich vitamin and mineral supplements to your diet.
Garlic has been shown to help reduce the risk of many health problems.
Cinnamon, peppermint and other herbs have been used for thousands of years to treat problems
and maintain good health.
Most food in today’s society lacks the needed minerals and vitamins needed to ward off diseases.
Some consider adding vitamins such as B-complex, E, D and Omega-3 to their diets.
Your emotional health plays a big part in a healthy lifestyle.
Tune into your body to learn what causes you stress.
Have a healthy social life by avoiding negative people and situations.
Relaxation and meditation help release negative emotions.
Listen to soothing music, meditate, breathe deep to help reduce stress.
So, what should the day in the life of a healthy person typically look like?
Obviously, each of us will live our days differently, but making sure to follow certain
good habits can make all the difference in the world.
Picture a Day in the Life of a Healthy Person
The infographic below paints a sample healthy picture!
What does your typical day look like?