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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Students Grow Their Own Food to Learn a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy living The St. Joseph school district is partnering with Mosaic Life Care to teach students how to grow their own food. They teach children how to plant seeds, as well as plants that have already sprouted. As the plants grow, the students observe how the way that the plants grow and develop. The gardens are tended to over summer by faculty and staff, as well as some students. The ripened fruits and vegetables are gathered and replaced with plants that will thrive later in the year. Teaching students how to grow, and tend to plants that will later be their food is a start to a healthier lifestyle.

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Dietitians Share How They Get Back on Track After Overeating

healthy eatingEvery once in a while we are all guilty of over indulging. Sometimes it’s just a day, sometimes we are vacation and don’t stress about the food we consume while enjoying a vacation. After a period of time of overeating, it’s a good idea  to get back on track. Here are some ways dietitians get back on track after overeating:

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Best and Worse Foods to Eat Before Going to Sleep

better sleepMissing out on a good nights sleep, can make the next day unbearable. If we don’t get enough sleep we are more likely to be cranky the next day and if we don’t get enough sleep over time it can also lead to weight gain. The amount of sleep we get can also depend on what we eat before our heads hit the pillow. Here are some of the best and worst foods to eat before sleep.

Best:

1. Something

2. Kiwi

3. Cherries

4. Cereal and Skim Milk

5. Bananas

6. Almonds

7. Spinach

8. Poultry

9. Low-Fat Yogurt and Granola

10. Peanut Butter on Whole Grain

11. Cottage Cheese

12. Passionflower Tea

13. Lemon Balm Tea

14. Valerian Tea

15. Hop Tea

Worst:

1. Coffee and Soda

2. Chocolate

3. Alcohol

4. Fatty Foods

5. High-Sugar Cereals

6. Hot Peppers & Spicy Foods

7. A High Protein or High-Fat Dinner

8. Dried Fruit

9. Water

10. Pizza

11. Peppermint

12. Green Tea

13. Fries and Ketchup

14. Raw Onions

15. Too Much Food

 

Click here to read the full article on Yahoo Health.