EMB #125: Tips to Live Healthier 3


Tips to live healthier is something we all could use.  You know what the thing is, we’re all looking for a change in some way, we’re all looking to improve our health.  We all want to improve for the most part, getting better at something weather that be our job, or to find a new one, have a cleaner house or better relationship with our family.  Then of course self-image will likely always be something we’ll be in search of so nutrition and exercise is usually at the top of the list.

Why don’t we start off with nutrition because that’s one of my favourite subjects.  How do we change the food we’re eating, how to we make a better effort to make a sustainable difference in our lives.  We’ve all been there, we’ve tried all the fad diets, we’ve tried the cleanses and detoxes and quite honestly we’re fed up.  Nothing’s worked, nothing has made a real difference and to top it all off, every time we pick up a magazine, turn on the news or internet there’s new research popping up that tells us to do something different.

Let me let you in on a little secret, none of those work because we’re all different, that’s right, each and every one of us is different and something different works for each of us.  Thousands and thousands of meal plans pop up and a select few are sensations because we all want something different because our bodies react differently to different types of plans.  That’s why for the longest time I didn’t want to design any type of meal plan, it’s because I knew those cookie cutter plans built for mass distribution don’t work for the majority of people.  And even if they do, even if thousands find a quick fix that work, they aren’t sustainable because they don’t match lifestyles.

And that’s what we’re after here, weather you believe it or not, lifestyle changes is what we need to find to make a sustainable difference.  Since most of us have different lifestyles we need different life plans that work for us.  And when I say different life plans I mean we need different meal plans, we need different work plans, and different plans to suit our needs.

Concerning nutrition I always recommend small steps for sustainable changes.  These small steps although they aren’t quick fixes are the ones that will transform your life, body and mind into lifelong changes which is what we all really want.  Course we want instant changes to last forever but unfortunately that’s not the way it works.  Usually if something comes quickly like a 10lb weight loss, we gain it back just as quickly.

Top Tips to Live Healthier

Start a nutrition journal

  • There are so many advantages to starting a nutrition journal.  Most people are surprised at what they see.  Some people say I didn’t know I eat that much meat, other say I didn’t know I drink so little water.  Writing down your food intake also keeps you accountable.  If you know you have to write down junk food there’s a better chance you won’t eat it.  And finally we can link our food to mood, allergies, what state of mind we’re in but if we don’t record we can’t see any patterns.

White Foods or Substances to Stay Away From

  • White sugar
  • White four
  • White salt
  • White potatoes/white rice

Healthier Options

Tips to live healthier start with making small adjustments like pink salt

Look to pink salt like sea or Himalayan salt for better options.

Lifestyle Tips

The first you’re going to consider is what you’re focusing on.  If you’re over weight and live a sedentary lifestyle then we need to change your focus a little bit.  We need to work on developing better habits; habits that coincide with your goals.  We want to look at our environment and see how it’s affecting us, positively or negatively.  That includes everyone and everything we surround ourselves with from co workers to family.

So that’s where we’re going to start.  If you want that lasting change, if you want to start feeling better about yourself, gain confidence and live energized it’s time to put your focus in that direction.  Don’t worry about the past, don’t think about who people think you are or what you did yesterday.  Live for today, live for the moment and start focusing on more positive things.

This is where we can start to develop better habits.  If we come home every day, crack open and beer and turn on the tv this is simply a habit that needs to be adjusted.  Remember small steps are sustainable, so maybe once a week or even twice a week you skip the beer and make a smoothie.  I don’t think that’s too much to ask.  If it is, then maybe you can take a walk instead of turning the tv. Don’t think about hitting the gym for an hour, just think about taking one small step forward towards that person you want to be.  Once we start developing better habits we can move forward and take bigger leaps and bounds.

Think about how important our environment is, think about the way we talk, walk and dress.  Maybe even think back to when you were a kid.  Who did you hang out with, what did you all do?  This isn’t much different than what you do now it’s just a little harder to recognize.  If you’re having steak for lunch there’s a good chance your coworkers and or friends are doing the same.  If you’re going for a run at lunch again there’s a good chance your friends and or co workers are doing the same thing too.

It’s important to pay attention to who and what you surround yourself with because these things and people have more of an influence on us than we know.  If we want to get into mountain biking we’re going to have to pay more attention to mountain biking.  Start reading magazines, visit bike shops, ask questions on line, start hitting the trails.  All these things are our environment and they all factor into who we become.  Sooner or later you’ll start to meet people that enjoy mountain biking too.  You’ll get better equipment, meet new friends and before you know it you’ll be just like them.  That’s why paying attention to your environment is so significant to whatever it is you want to accomplish, be or do.

So remember if you’re looking to make those lifestyle changes determine where your focus is and redirect it if need be.  Have a look at your environment, who and what you surround yourself with and finally look to your habits, what you’re doing on a daily basis and they can be adjusted to help you reach the health goals you’re after.

Thanks so much for tuning in.  I always appreciate you time.  If you have any questions or comments to please leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.  I hope these were some useful tips to live healthier and to get you started in the right direction.

Alright we’re back with another segment and this time we’re talking about lifestyle.  So now that we’re dedicated to change, now that we’re serious about taking the right steps forward why not direct our efforts in to a few lifestyle adjustments.  .

The first you’re going to consider is what you’re focusing on.  If you’re over weight and live a sedentary lifestyle then we need to change your focus a little bit.  We need to work on developing better habits; habits that coincide with your goals.  We want to look at our environment and see how it’s affecting us, positively or negatively.  That includes everyone and everything we surround ourselves with from co workers to family. 

So that’s where we’re going to start.  If you want that lasting change, if you want to start feeling better about yourself, gain confidence and live energized it’s time to put your focus in that direction.  Don’t worry about the past, don’t think about who people think you are or what you did yesterday.  Live for today, live for the moment and start focusing on more positive things. 

This is where we can start to develop better habits.  If we come home every day, crack open and beer and turn on the tv this is simply a habit that needs to be adjusted.  Remember small steps are sustainable, so maybe once a week or even twice a week you skip the beer and make a smoothie.  I don’t think that’s too much to ask.  If it is, then maybe you can take a walk instead of turning the tv. Don’t think about hitting the gym for an hour, just think about taking one small step forward towards that person you want to be.  Once we start developing better habits we can move forward and take bigger leaps and bounds.

Think about how important our environment is, think about the way we talk, walk and dress.  Maybe even think back to when you were a kid.  Who did you hang out with, what did you all do?  This isn’t much different than what you do now it’s just a little harder to recognize.  If you’re having steak for lunch there’s a good chance your coworkers and or friends are doing the same.  If you’re going for a run at lunch again there’s a good chance your friends and or co workers are doing the same thing too. 

It’s important to pay attention to who and what you surround yourself with because these things and people have more of an influence on us than we know.  If we want to get into mountain biking we’re going to have to pay more attention to mountain biking.  Start reading magazines, visit bike shops, ask questions on line, start hitting the trails.  All these things are our environment and they all factor into who we become.  Sooner or later you’ll start to meet people that enjoy mountain biking too.  You’ll get better equipment, meet new friends and before you know it you’ll be just like them.  That’s why paying attention to your environment is so significant to whatever it is you want to accomplish, be or do.

So remember if you’re looking to make those lifestyle changes determine where your focus is and redirect it if need be.  Have a look at your environment, who and what you surround yourself with and finally look to your habits, what you’re doing on a daily basis and they can be adjusted to help you reach the health goals you’re after.

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