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50 Simple Ways to Be Healthy Every Day

by Marissa on May 25, 2017

simple ways to be healthy every day | health Coach Marissa Vicario

Last weekend, I taught a “Green Your Diet” workshop at Lululemon and a corporate wellness workshop too. In every workshop I teach and in my book, the main message I share is that the best way to see results is to focus on small changes that add up over time. What are those small changes? Sometimes, they can seem so insignificant that they may even elude you. That’s why I put together this list of 50 simple ways to be healthy every day. Honestly, I could give you far more than 50, but I didn’t want to get carried away! It’s always best to start small and build on from there. 

50 Ways to Be Healthy Every Day

  1. Eat at least one vegetable, bonus points for leafy greens
  2. Prepare your own food 
  3. Drink more water
  4. Exercise in a way you enjoy 
  5. Meditate
  6. Get at least 8 hours of sleep 
  7. Wear sunscreen 
  8. Get outside for Vitamin D 
  9. Eat protein
  10. Eat healthy fat 
  11. Eat sea vegetables
  12. Drink bone broth
  13. Use apple cider vinegar 
  14. Buy your food from local farmers 
  15. Start and tend a garden, even if on your windowsill 
  16. Do yoga
  17. Buy fresh flowers
  18. Eat breakfast
  19. Meal plan 
  20. Eat mindfully 
  21. Set intentions
  22. Eat until you’re 80% full 
  23. Eat real food 
  24. Be prepared with snacks 
  25. Practice forgiveness
  26. Connect with someone in person 
  27. Walk more
  28. Ride a bike (wear a helmet)
  29. Skip the sugar
  30. Flavor with fresh herbs
  31. Buy organic
  32. Sit down to eat without distractions
  33. Limit screen time 
  34. Be grateful 
  35. Take a detox bath 
  36. Oil pull or do this
  37. Brush with activated charcoal
  38. Limit alcohol 
  39. Cut back on caffeine
  40. Laugh more
  41. Eat meals and snacks of fiber, fat and protein 
  42. Light a (paraffin-free) candle 
  43. Add a handful of greens to your smoothie
  44. Journal
  45. Schedule down time 
  46. Eat dark chocolate 
  47. Eat slowly
  48. Keep a food journal 
  49. Eliminate packaged and processed foods
  50. Listen to your body

Now what? It takes anywhere from 18 to 254 days to create a habit. Choose 1 -3 items from this list and focus on making it a habit before you add a few more. Before you know it, you’ll be feeling like the healthiest version of you! 


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