Maintaining Good Health Isn’t About Luck

You can roll the dice on a lot of things without much serious risk. Leaving the house without an umbrella, for instance, on a day with a 50 percent chance of rain. But when it comes to maintaining good health, you should never leave your body to chance. Effort and knowledge play huge roles in your overall health and how you choose to eat or stay fit.

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Defying Genetics With A Healthy Lifestyle

We get a lot of who we are from our parents or family tree. Maybe it’s our dad’s nose, our mom’s hair color, or that personality trait we saw in them when we were kids that we swore we’d never do when we grew up. The point is, we chalk a lot up to genetics, including our health, and often we feel that we can do nothing about it. Yet, out of all the above attributes, it may stun you to learn that through a healthy lifestyle, we actually do have the ability to manipulate or even turn off genes that put us at risk for afflictions like diabetes or heart problems.

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Can You Look Healthy and Be Unhealthy?

The adage, “never judge a book by its cover,” can be tough to put into practice, especially when construed with fitness and health. For example, is it possible to look healthy and be unhealthy? If you pay attention to TV, look at magazine covers or follow social media, it’s possible. The media would have you believe someone thin or muscular, in a general sense, is healthy and fit, while someone not as toned or perhaps considered overweight is often looked at as unhealthy.

Can looks be deceiving? Is there more than meets the eye to health than a number on a scale or a size on a store rack? Absolutely.

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Treat Yourself to a Healthy Lifestyle

Have there ever been days where you felt like you were dealt a less-than-ideal hand in the card game of life? No doubt that there have been; we all get dealt the joker once in a while. Some days it’s relatively easy to just shake the joker off and get back to life as usual. Other times, when the jokers start to pile up, they can take their toll. Taking care of your emotional well-being can help you rebalance and refocus. When you treat yourself to the little things in life, you will be boosting your longevity and creating a healthy balance in your life. To help, we’ve come up with a few ways to treat yourself to a healthy lifestyle.

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Learn to Love Your Body

Self-love is about acceptance and seeing yourself as the gift you are. How many of you can actually say that you love your body…EXACTLY the way it is? So often we get caught up in the idea that achieving what we don’t currently have will equal happiness. Skinnier = happy. Bigger muscles = happy. Six-pack abs = happy. While those external qualities can be a happy place for some bodies, they don’t necessarily translate as a happy place for every body; male and female alike.

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