6 Ways to Have a Healthier Lifestyle

It is the end of the year and I’m looking back at the last 9 months and forward to the next year.  Time to think about staying healthy.  Contrary to common belief, physical fitness isn’t the basis of living a healthy lifestyle. Instead, being healthy also involves being both mentally and emotionally fit. There are several benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, including preventing chronic diseases and other long-term illnesses. What’s more, being healthy and feeling proud of your body can boost your self-esteem and self-image.  I was looking over  Creating A Healthier Lifestyle by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, www.samhsa.com).   This is a step-by-step guide for wellness. You don’t have to have a substance abuse or mental health issue to find helpful information to make our lives healthier, happier, and more fulfilled. Let’s look at 6 steps to wellness.

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Tips for Wellness

If you’ve visited me often, you’ve probably noticed that periodically I like to share research and tips on taking care of our bodies and living a healthy lifestyle.  Last October I wrote about  Working For Wellness  with information regarding  how our diet, exercise, and even our attitude impacts our body and how well it functions. I included a Resource List with articles and recipes to help you stay fit.  Read More