So you’ve done it: you’ve found your motivation, made the time, and you’re making gradual, sustainable changes to be healthier. Congratulations! But what about the rest of your family?
When you share your life with other people, making changes to your diet, fitness, and sleep routines can take buy-in from the whole family to become sustainable. While everyone doesn’t have to be on the same page about short and long term goals, everyone needs to respect one another’s goals, or else conflict is sure to arise.
Of course, if you think that your loved ones need to make changes for their own health, things can get more complicated. In general, you can’t force anyone to make major changes … However, you can work together as a family to find new healthier habits.
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Like so many health-related phrases, “gut health” gets tossed around a lot, leaving many of us to ask, “what is gut health?”
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It’s been a grey and rainy spring so far, but warmer weather is on the horizon! Whether you have a plant-based diet or not, chances are good that you want to eat more fruits and veggies. And considering that a recent CDC study showed that only about 1 in 10 adults consumes enough produce, it’s probably a good goal!
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While changing your diet is always challenging, spring is an ideal time to try to add more fresh fruits and veggies to your diet because you will start seeing lots of fresh local produce! Here are some tips to help inspire you:
Eating lots of fruits and veggies can feel a lot easier in summer, when the produce always seems to look great and a cold salad or crisp apple sounds like a refreshing hot-weather bite. But when colder months come, just like with exercise, it can be more challenging to make healthy choices. You may have big holiday meals (and leftovers) and seasonal treats like tins of cookies sitting around.
But aside from special meals and sugary treats, colder weather can make us want to stay warm and cozy, which makes us more likely to reach for comfort foods than fresh fruit when we need a snack. Here are some tips to help make sure you eat plenty of fruits and veggies this winter!
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Especially for those of us who work in offices, getting enough exercise can be a challenge. Even if you go to the gym regularly, you can boost your overall health by increasing your overall activity level during the day. In addition to overall fitness, cardiovascular health, and strength, regular exercise can even improve your sleep! However, building habits can be difficult! Here are some tips to help you develop healthier movement habits, whether you are a devotee of your local gym or just starting out!
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