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Living a Healthy Lifestyle


Keys to living a healthy lifestyle.

Living a healthy lifestyle is a hot topic in the media of late, but what does that mean? Keep reading for key habits of living a healthy lifestyle, however, remember these are merely suggestions.


Consistent movement – Moving consistently daily and making it a priority is one of the signs you’re living a healthy lifestyle. This doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym daily, but rather, when possible, take the stairs, park farther away, or even get up from your desk and stand for a few minutes every hour.


5+ servings of fruits and vegetables – Consuming a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily can aid in gut health, filling you up, and giving you a large variety of nutrients.


Staying hydrated – Drinking water throughout the day is extremely beneficial and one of the easiest steps to a healthy lifestyle. Ideally, we want to have a minimum of 1L of water daily, you may notice increasing your water can lead to clearer and more hydrated skin, less bloating, and higher energy levels.


Consistent sleep schedule – Sleeping a consistent 7-9 hours every night is a great indicator that you’re living a well-balanced healthy lifestyle and your body is functioning well. Sleep allows the body to fight viruses and infections, repair damaged tissue including muscles, and can aid in weight management.


High Energy – Having energy through the day often indicates you’re living a healthy lifestyle and your body is functioning at a high level. To increase your energy, get a good balance of exercise, sleep and good nutrition.


Stress management and relaxation – Creating a relaxing routine to de-stress from your day can help to lower blood pressure, lower cortisol levels, lower heart rate, improve your quality of sleep, improve your mood, and even help with weight management!


Consider these suggested habits for a healthy lifestyle. If you are unsure of your current health status, consult your healthcare provider to ensure you are doing what is best for your body.


If you have more questions or want tips on living a well-balanced healthy lifestyle, contact one of our Health & Fitness professionals today at personaltraining@heavensacademy.com

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