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June 8, 2022

5 Steps to a Healthy Being™

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We all know that nutrition and health can seem so complex at times and yet it can be so simple. Instead of getting caught up in the latest focus or trend, it's important to remember some basic steps that will keep you on the path to optimal health. 5 Steps to a Healthy Being covers you from head to toe and heart to mind... try them out!   

EAT WHAT GROWS OUT OF THE GROUND…

Focus on whole, unprocessed, plant-based foods and include an abundance of dark leafy greens, fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, legumes, whole grains, and even dark chocolate.

Add in healthy fats and clean lean protein for optimal intake.

Go organic when possible.

HYDRATE

Hydrate…don’t dehydrate!

Drink plenty of purified mineral-rich water and other healthy beverages.

Alkalize as needed with extra lime and lemon juice.

Most adults need at least ~ ½ ounce of fluid per pound of body weight

(30 mL/kg).

Replace any fluid lost from sweating or other means,

BE ACTIVE

Stretch gently morning and night.

Walk briskly at least 30-60 minutes daily.

Enjoy recreational activities whenever possible.

Adopt a structured exercise program that you’ll be happy to stick with.

RELAX

Breathe, Play, Sleep

Deep breathing

Spend 5-15 minutes breathing deeply daily.

Plan playtime

Don’t forget the importance of recreation and play every day.

Sleep

Get what you need to feel rested and refreshed,

and don’t be afraid to catch cat naps when you can!

SMILE 😊

…you know someone will smile back, and each day try to

Bring Joy, Create Peace, Seek Justice, Find Truth, Be Love®

and remember, Nutrition Is Your Best Health Insurance!®

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