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What is a healthy lifestyle, exactly?

Studies have shown these 4 areas to have a large impact on the risk of premature death and serious illness.

Here’s the 4 areas you may need to work on:

1. Healthy diet, this includes your intake of healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, and reducing unhealthy foods like red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, trans fat, and sodium.

2. Healthy physical activity level, this means at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity daily, even getting an evening walk in is a great start.

3. Smoking & vaping, well, there is no healthy amount of smoking or vaping. So let’s ditch the habit this year!

4. Moderate alcohol intake, which is 5 to 15 grams per day for women, and 5 to 30 grams per day for men. Generally, one drink contains about 14 grams of pure alcohol. That’s 12 ounces of regular beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits!

Most of us need support and accountability in these areas to be successful. I help clients every day do just that, as they transform their habits one workout and healthy meal at a time.

Sources* Researchers also looked at data on age, ethnicity, and medication use, as well as comparison data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research.


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