Learning How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

healthy lifestyleIt can be very overwhelming to create a healthy lifestyle. Figuring out where to start is the hardest part. According to an article by selfcheck.org, the most important way to a healthy lifestyle is diet. It is important to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, as well as foods with fiber. The combination of these foods together can protect against certain cancers. It is also important to pay attention to the amount of calories you intake per day, verses the amount of calories you burn.

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Reasons Why People Should Stop “Dieting”

healthy eating There are so many different dieting fads out there, and every day you are most likely hear of the next big craze. We always hear of some new diet that can help us loose 10lbs in a week or 30lbs in a month. The problem with these diets is that they are not a lifestyle that you can follow for a long period of time. sure you may loose the weight but with diets like these you will most likely gain the weight right back. Here are some main reasons to stop “dieting.”

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‘Healthy’ Foods to Avoid

health foodIt is important to always look at the ingredients on food labels. Some foods that are considered to be healthier, such as no sugar added ice cream, actually have additional ingredients that can cause a laxative effect. People also buy powdered peanut butter because it has fewer calories, while regular peanut butter has healthy fats that are good for you. Additional healthy foods to avoid are:

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10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Caffeine

caffeine benefitsCoffee is a staple drink around the world. Some drink it because it helps give them energy, they simply like the taste, or a combination of the two. Over 54 percent of Americans make coffee a part of their daily routine. What some people may not know is that caffeine has some surprising health benefits:

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