Between juggling work, home, family, hobbies and a social life, you may find it hard to maintain a continuous healthy lifestyle. But you must take your health by the horns—right now—to keep your physical health and mental wellbeing in tip-top shape for years to come. With that said, here’s some advice from your local all natural food store in Poplar Bluff, MO about how to live a healthier lifestyle.
Eat healthy foods
To live a healthy life, it’s essential that you eat a nutritious, balanced diet that includes an abundance of fresh fruits and leafy greens. But from meats, seafood and eggs to fruits and vegetables, it’s better to choose organic or natural over conventionally produced foods, as well as whole grains over white flour. Keep chemical preservatives, additives, insecticides, hormones, antibiotics, added sugars and highly processed foods out of your diet for a healthier you.
Say NO to fast food
Fast food and other convenience foods are just that—fast and convenient—but rarely are these types of foods good for your health. They are processed, slathered, dunked and fried in unhealthy amounts of added salt, sugar and trans fats that all contain addictive properties, like artificial flavors and aromas to keep you coming back for more. Drop fast food like a bad friend—now!
Have meals at the table
Back in the day, a typical family dinner scene would have looked like this: A real dining room table, chairs, a radio in the background, a balanced nutritious meal and all the members of a household sitting together eating. Today, meals are often consumed in front of the television or separately in other rooms—like in a home office, over the sink or in a teenager’s bedroom. But an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to eat meals, preferably home-cooked, slowly and with others. Start by designating one or two days a week to eating together at the table, with conversation and no cell phones.
Sip on green tea
Drink your way to a healthier you by sipping on green tea throughout the day. Green tea is loaded with powerful nutrients and antioxidants that, among other benefits, have been shown to aid in fat loss and improve brain function and may even lower the risk of some cancers. Replace soda, sugar-filled beverages, processed and sweetened teas and sugary coffees with 100 percent pure green tea for a simple, healthy change.
Use organic personal care products
You know how important it is to put good, nutritious foods into your body, but have you considered the products you’re using on your hair and skin? When you use organic and natural personal care products, moisturizers will absorb easily into your skin, your hair will get its luster back and cosmetics will likely stop causing your skin to break out. Free yourself from artificial fragrances and chemical-laden products today.
If a healthier lifestyle is what you seek, start by evaluating what you eat and the body products you use, and visit the team at The Bee Hive Natural Foods, your go-to all natural food store in Poplar Bluff, MO.