Sunday, April 29, 2018

Six Habits of Healthy Women - Part 1

The truth is great health isn't complicated. Besides exercising, eating fruits and veggies, and never smoking, healthy women have six different habits that contribute to a long, high-quality life. Check out these three today. I'll share the other three next week.

1. Healthy women put themselves first.

Many women don't approach their own needs thoughtfully. They end up giving themselves whatever is left over. Maybe you find yourself eating scraps off your kid's plate rather than making your own dinner. Perhaps you sacrifice sleep to squeeze in an extra work report. Time for yourself should not be deleted from your schedule.

2. Healthy women are not afraid of fat.

We now know that the type of fat you consume is more important than the amount. Low-fat diets don't seem to be effective at helping people lose weight. And when it comes to heart health, replacing saturated fat with refined carbs doesn't do you any favors. We now know that replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat can reduce heart disease. Aim to get most of your fat from foods rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fats - avocados, seeds, nuts and fatty fish.

3. Healthy women don't drink their calories.

Other than water, the only drinks worth a pour are coffee (watch the cream and sugar) and tea, along with the occasional alcoholic drink. Juices should be seen as a treat. The juicing process removes most of the healthy fiber while preserving the sugar.

Of course, these healthy habits apply to men as well. 
Share the good news, ladies, and keep the men in your lives healthy, too.

Stay Active, Keep Moving and
Enjoy Your Food

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