5 Things Healthy People Do Everyday

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This is a guest post from Sam Negrin | creator and EIC of AllGoodHealth.net and editorial manager of LEAFtv

If you’re interested in living a more healthful life but don’t know where to start, these 5 tips are effective and easy to incorporate into your everyday routine. When I first made the decision to make a healthy, positive shift in my life, there was a concrete starting point that helped me stay grounded. You don’t go to dairy, soy, gluten, GMO-free overnight – which is what a lot of interpretations of health look like nowadays, good news: you don’t have to go cold-turkey on anything. If you set your expectations for ‘change’ too high, you’re bound to disappoint yourself. Starting smart and small is the best way to make the biggest difference for longevity and happiness. Here are 5 recommendations:

1. Create Morning Routines.  Plan a morning ritual that works for you, specifically one that includes relaxation and a lot of hydration. Wake up and oil pull for 20 minutes, have a glass of warm water with lemon, take a probiotic and Vitamin C. Practice a 10-minute stretch next to your bed. Any and all of these things can be done with limited effort and cost. Start by doing one of these practices then add on!

2. Plan Your Meals. It’s important to have a good idea of what your meals look like each day. If you’re running around town make sure you pack healthy, nutrient-dense snacks like nuts, hummus and veggies and simple snack wraps. Do a weekly grocery haul with planned meals so that you hardly have to ask, “what am I having for dinner?” Know what you can easily pack for lunch and cook for dinner without binging on high caloric and expensive restaurant food.

3. Sweat. Whether you have time for 2 hours or 20 minutes of exercise, make it count. There are so many resources on at-home workouts, “first class free” yoga, barre and pilates studios, group fitness classes at gyms, and more. Don’t just sweat to try and shed pounds, sweat to take care of the body you’re in as you age and walk through daily life.

4. Pick A Daily Mantra. This sounds cliché but it’s a great tool to stay positive when you’re feeling anything but positive. Your mantra can be anything: song lyrics, a speech, poem, quote, two words “do good”. It’s nice having something to come back to when everything else is confusing and not going your way.

5. Laugh Often. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t stress about occasionally having a big bowl of pasta for dinner or a sweet brownie for dessert. Try not to bring the stress of work home with you. Appreciate the people you love in your life and recognize that keeping yourself healthy and supported while cultivating loving relationships is what life is all about!

What are your favorite tips to cultivate a healthier life? Dish in the comments!

 

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A Look Inside Khloé Kardashian’s Fitness Closet

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Say hello to the workout closet of Khloe Kardashian’s dreams! She recently opened up the doors to her 150 square-foot fitness closet to SELF and it is seriously out of control! The closet includes rows and rows of hanging space, built-in shelves for her collection of colorful Nikes, sliding drawers to showcase her sweatbands and hair accessories, a mini refrigerator stocked with water, and shelving for medicine balls, foam rollers, yoga blocks, and more.

With a closet and gear like that, there is no excuse not to workout. More of the closet after the jump!

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5 Ways To Look Less Hungover


The dreaded hangover….we’ve all been there! Luckily there are ways to fight it beyond sunglasses and Advil.  Nutritionist Steve Macari recently shared his hangover cheat sheet with Harpers Bazaar and the tips are pretty darn good! My 5 favorite:

​Before going to bed:

Eat a piece of fruit that’s high in fructose, like an apple, grapes or watermelon. “Fructose is a type of sugar that helps your liver detoxify alcohol more efficiently, meaning less of a hangover,” says Macari.

Take a vitamin B1 supplement. “This essential vitamin gets depleted rapidly when you drink,” says Macari.

Remove your makeup and apply an overnight mask. Our pick: Olay Regenerist Luminous Sleeping Gel Mask—vitamin B3 and mulberry extract brighten, hydrate and keep puffiness at bay.

Put your eye cream and moisturizer in the fridge for cool refreshment in the morning.

And when you wake up drink a combination of 8 oz. water, 4 oz. coconut water, 4 oz. orange juice and a pinch of sea salt.

Read the full hangover cheat sheet article right this way.

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Superfood Pitaya Margarita

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This is a guest post from Sam Negrin | creator and EIC of AllGoodHealth.net and editorial manager of LEAFtv

There are few things more enjoyable than a refreshing cocktail on a sunny summer day. But as you might know, alcohol and mixed cocktails can include hundreds (sometimes thousands) of empty calories per drink! Empty calories simply means food or drink that has zero nutritional value, they do nothing for our well-being (except maybe give us a little buzz).

Alas, there are ways to add some nutritional value to our libations; besides the single glass of antioxidant-rich red wine. Introducing the Superfood Pitaya Margarita: Pitaya is the exotic fruit of the cactus plant commonly found in Central America and Southeast Asia, also known as Dragon Fruit. It’s extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamin c, magnesium, fiber, vitamin b and omega-3 fats (from the seeds). All of these nutritional components combined make this fruit an amazing beauty-enhancing ingredient – glowing skin, strong hair and bones.

This unique, nutrient-dense and low-calorie margarita is the perfect accompaniment to your chips and guac this weekend. Not to mention, it’s the most beautiful pink insta-worthy color! Happy summer!

Here’s how you make it:

 
Ingredients: (serves one)
3 oz silver tequila
Splash of orange juice
Lime wedge
Ice
Salt & cayenne to rim glass, optional

Instructions:
1. If rimming the glass: first pour 2/3 salt and 1/3 cayenne onto a plate, then slide lime wedge around the rim and turn cup over to dip into salt/cayenne mixture
2. Add everything to your cocktail shaker, but the ice, and shake! (you might need to let the smoothie pack de-frost for a few minutes)
3. Add ice to your glass, pour cocktail mixture over
4. ENJOY!

Note: You can find Pitaya Plus smoothie packs in the freezer section of most grocery stores. If you whip this up, share on insta tagging @gerihirsch and @allgoodhealth!

 

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