10 TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center
  1. Think Drink
    Staying well hydrated is key to feeling good. So make sure you drink enough: on average that means 9 cups of fluid a day for women, and 13 for men. Caffeine-free calorie-free beverages like water are best, but fruit juice, milk, sports drink and soft drink are also hydrating. Surprisingly, even caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea contribute to your total fluid intake.
  2. Sweet Tooth Satisfiers
    When your sweet tooth is calling, try satisfying it with something healthy, like a few slices of sweet juicy mango, or sliced apple and pear made special with a sprinkle of cinnamon. If it's a cookie you crave, try biscotti — they have fewer calories than most cookies. If only chocolate will do, go for it. Just opt for dark chocolate (which has the most antioxdants) and keep it to an ounce, about the size of three fingers.
  3. Sleep Yourself Thinner
    Studies show that chronic lack of sleep can actually alter the balance of hormones that help regulate appetite. So if you don't regularly get at least 7 hours a night it might leave you hungrier and ultimately heavier. Life is hectic and it isn't always easy, but now you have another good reason to get your Zs.
  4. Take a Stroll
    Tonight after dinner, don't just plop in front of the TV. Call your neighbor, gather the family or leash up the dog and go for a stroll. You'll get some fresh air, share some valuable time together and no matter how slow you walk you'll burn about 100 calories a mile.
  5. The Family Meal
    Want your kids to eat better and be healthier? Eat dinner together. Between work schedules and after school activities, it is tough to get the whole family around the table all the time. But even if you can't do it every day, make a point of it as often as possible. Kids who eat with their families regularly have better nutrition, and are less likely to adopt bad habits like smoking.
  6. Cheese Primer
    Everyone loves cheese. It is delicious and it is packed with calcium and protein. But because it is loaded with saturated fat, it's one of those foods to eat smartly. For everyday, choose reduced-fat cheeses like part-skim mozzarella, reduced-fat cheddar or low-fat cottage cheese. When only the full-fat version of a cheese will satisfy, use the most flavorful variety you can find, like blue cheese, extra-sharp cheddar, feta and Parmesan, and use it sparingly. Remember, with fantastic, full-flavor cheese, a little goes a long way.
  7. Three Questions for Your Waiter
    Dining out is one of life's great pleasures, a time to unwind with friends, try new foods, relax and be served. Here are three questions that can help you keep it healthier too. 1) Can I have that grilled or poached instead of fried? 2) May I have sauce on the side? 3) May I please have the rest of my meal to-go? These three little questions can make a big difference and most restaurants are happy to oblige.
  8. Smarter Starters
    There is no need to skip a starter if you are watching calories. It turns out the right appetizer can actually help you eat fewer calories over the course of the meal. Go for starters like green salad with light dressing or a broth-based, chunky soup like minestrone. They give you lots of satisfaction without a lot of calories, so you wind up eating less at the rest of the meal.
  9. All About Alcohol
    You have heard the reports that dinking wine is good for your health, and if you are like me, when you did, you practically threw a ticker-tape parade. It's not just red wine that has health benefits (although red wine seems to have the most). Alcohol in general can protect you from stroke and improve your cholesterol. But the key is to drink in moderation, which is defined as one drink a day for women and two for men. Any more than that and alcohol's benefits are quickly swallowed by its risks. For the record, one drink is 5 ounces of wine, a 12 ounce beer or 1 ½ ounces of spirits.
  10. How to Eat Pizza
    Everyone knows a double-cheese pepperoni pizza probably isn't the healthiest meal choice. But pizza done right can actually be good for you. Just take a cue from how they eat pizza in Italy. They go easy on the cheese, use fresh herbs and vegetables and they make a nice, thin crust. So next time you are craving pizza, ask for a slice of thin crust veggie pizza, light on the cheese. Toss in a big side salad and you'll have yourself a pretty healthy meal.

The above is taken from Ellie Krieger's Top 10 Tips for Healthy Living, FoodNetwork.com.

 

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I dont feel like myself if I don't get a workout in! So I know what you mean Dawn!

YOu bet Liz...I love it ittoo!

May 23, 2010 11:46 AM #58
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I'm reblogging this for my FB readers, it's good advice they need !!!

Jun 05, 2010 01:38 PM #59
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Ernie Steele
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Kristen, I've lost about 30 pounds in the last 18 months by walking 2+ miles every day I can...Also, about a year ago I started making an effort to pack my lunch on days I'm in the office...Enjoy the day.

Sep 27, 2010 04:31 AM #60
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Thanks for the reblog Michael!  I appreciate it!

Ernie, Congrats!  That is terrific!  Good for you!

Sep 27, 2010 04:41 AM #61
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Thanks Kristen for your post and a great reminder of simple things for a better you/me/us.

Oct 30, 2010 01:14 AM #62
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YOu bet Libby!

Oct 30, 2010 02:57 AM #63
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Cindy Edwards
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this is an older post, but I just came across it.  Very nice.

Nov 30, 2010 12:22 PM #64
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Wow, Cindy, it is great getting comments on older posts....how did you find this one?  Thanks!

Dec 01, 2010 01:53 AM #65
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Rob Thomas
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Kristin.....I just joined this group and loved this post! i will try and do some of these for 2011! Have a great day!

Dec 20, 2010 03:55 AM #66
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Glad you  joined!  Enjoy the tips and have a healthy and happy new year!

Dec 20, 2010 04:16 AM #67
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Kristin thanks for the post. As a Home Inspector and a Police Officer I like to stay in shape keep up the good work.

Dec 29, 2010 03:09 PM #68
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WIlbur, you are one busy guy!  Thanks for the comment!

Dec 30, 2010 01:53 AM #69
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Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
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Good stuff Kristin.  I used to own a few gyms in San Francisco a while back, so I am a big proponent of living healthy.  Best of luck to you.

Jan 27, 2012 10:10 AM #70
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Good for you Jerry!!

Jan 27, 2012 12:33 PM #71
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Kristen, Congratulations on your, 

 

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Apr 05, 2013 04:59 AM #72
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Thanks Bryan!!

Apr 05, 2013 08:37 AM #73
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Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
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I second Barbara's remark about water.  Not only does it fill your stomach but it gives you more energy.  The water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and oxygen atom.  Oxyen helps fuel the body.  Scientists are finding that chronic dehydration, which many Americans suffer from, leads to the onset of many diseases including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.  Put a little lemon in it as well and it's a great detoxifier. So drink up.  Great post Kristin. Keep' em coming.

Nov 11, 2013 05:11 AM #74
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Thanks much Jerry..yes, first thing in the morning drink water and lemon :-)

Nov 11, 2013 05:29 AM #75
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Steven Nickens
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Need to stay away frm pizza

Jan 07, 2014 10:10 AM #76
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Everything in moderation Steven lol, but I do have to stay away from Pizza for awhile too :-

Jan 07, 2014 10:45 PM #77
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