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    Our parents always say “AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN A POUND OF CURE”.

    In today’s society it is so much harder to maintain a healthy lifestyle.We have everything at our finger tips.The car is parked out side to take us anywhere,The elevator takes us up the stairs so we no longer have to walk,The vending machines have ready snacks for us and of course the micro wave will give us a hot meal in seconds !How many times we stop at the fast food chain to pick up a value meal for the kids on the way to practice. Our fast pace lifestyle is slowly killing us,yet we work so hard to enjoy  a ”great life”.

    STOP! TAKE A DEEP BREATH ! We have to plan ahead.There is a wise saying,”if we fail to plan,we plan to fail”. Think ahead,plan for the week ahead.Purchase three different types of nuts ,some raisins and some dried cranberries. Mix them all together ,you will now have trailmix snacks to take everywhere !!An apple,an orange or a banana is just as filling as the snacks in the vending machine, yet so much more nutritious.A salad with left over chicken and a little of your favourite dressing in a separate container is a delicious yet healthy lunch or maybe your choice could be the left over chicken made into a delicious sandwich with all the trimmings you like,Start by doing this at least three times a week.For smaller children it will take a little more time breaking them in.Instead of a sudden change,learn how to incorporate veggies into their meals,you will have to be creative,but hey they are well worth it !!

     

    Once you have made better food choices for you and your family,take time out to exercise ! even just a walk three times a week. Now that you do not have to go buy lunch take that time and add a few more steps in your day.Ten thousand steps a day is an awesome habit for your heart and appearance.While I waited on my kids at practice I took that time to walk ,you have to learn to juggle good habits just the way we do it in our everyday lives.Swimming is also another family fun thing while everyone gets a work out.Never make the mistake to boldly announce that the family is on the path of healthy living !!You will be fighting an uphill battle .Small daily changes will make it happen,in no time it will become a pattern.

     

    Healthy water is something that you should make sure that your family gets enough of.A brita water filter jug is  great to have and the family will enjoy the taste .I personally try to avoid too much plastic water bottles, as certain chemical from the plastic seeps into the water during transporting in the heat.

     

    Below is a list of great food choice we can have and another list of foods we should avoid,to ensure a healthier life.

     

    SHOULD  HAVE

    green leafy vegetables

    whole wheat bread/pasta

    brown/wild rice

    tuna/salmon

    bright coloured veggies

    almond milk

    herb teas

    nuts

    Extra virgin olive oil

    garlic/ginger

    goat meat

    fruits

    yogurt

    oat meal

    eggs

    onions

    flax seed

    fiber cereals

    chemical free chicken

    ground turkey/turkey

    cheese

     

     

    FOODS TO AVOID:

    Pork

    Bacon

    hot dogs

    Reg, Cow’s milk

    Imitation meat

    egg beaters

    Margarine

    Shortening

    MSG

    Alcoholic bev.

    Artificial sweeteners

    fried foods

    Sodas

    Fatty foods

    White  rice

    White flour

    Junk foods

    Sugar

    cont.preservatives

     

    THE SAFEST WAY TO EAT IS TO GO AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN TO NATURE.FOODS ORGANICALLY GROWN  IS BEST ,BUT IF NOT, MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY WASHED . Added insurance is a multi-vitamin,this will ensure that your family gets all the nutrients that they do not get from the food they eat.

    Remember no matter how we eat healthy and exercise ,the body gets toxins from various channels. Regular Detoxing is extremely important ,as this is the ONLY way to get rid of free radicals , carcinogens and major toxins that accumulates in the body.

    Simple lifestyle changes will get you on your way to a great future.Never forget!! AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN A POUND OF CURE.

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