5 Ways To Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Are you as healthy as you should be?

Many of us if answering this question honestly would say no or it could be better. Majority of us wants to live a long, healthy, meaningful life. But the unforgiving truth is, it’s not that easy at all. Many times depending on our economic status or background can determine our lifestyle without us evening realizing it. Thus it can be frustrating to say the least trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Especially when we often have other pressing concerns in our lives i.e. bills, family issues or career apprehensions. Choosing to follow a healthier lifestyle can promote a life full of quality and longevity. By implementing these five methods it can start anyone on the road to a heathier life.

  1. Stop Eating Processed Food:

This method is better said than done, but if we can at least cut out some of the processed food we eat. It can go a long way in improving our overall health and prevent unwanted weight gain.Processed foods can also be the cause of behavioral problems i.e. hyperactivity, weight gain and certain cancers.

  1. Exercise More Often:

This concept can be often heard on social media, blogs and articles that talk about exercising more and it’s benefits.  The idea of going to gym before or after work for some people can be challenging and deemed impossible. Also with all honesty who wants to get up at four in the morning to go run on a treadmill? So in light of that we can incorporate exercise into our daily routine. One way is by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walk rather than drive when it’s safe to do so, do a set of sitting leg lifts under your desk, or take the dog for a walk. By incorporating exercise into your day, you’ll quickly reap the healthy benefits.

  1. Get an Adequate amount of Sleep:

This is sometimes overlooked when we think of healthier lifestyle.  Getting an adequate amount of sleep is imperative when we’re trying to improve our overall health. Getting sleep is crucial for weight reduction and health. According to many trainers and health professionals sleeping at least eight hours a night will help promote regular glucose metabolism and limit weight gain.

  1. Drink More Water:

As adults, we often spend more time drinking coffee, energy drinks and soda than water. Water is important for healthy organ function, lubricated joints and even strong bones. If you can’t give up the caffeinated drinks altogether at least drink them in moderation.

  1. Healthier Snack Choices:

This can be an easy change if your anything like me and love eating throughout the day rather at work or home. This can be an easy method to implement healthy snacks us meet our daily nutritional needs. Snacks such as fruits, vegetables, reduced fat dairy products and whole grains are the healthiest choices. Try to cut out snacks that are high in sugar or saturated fats i.e. chips, cakes, candy and chocolate.

Copyright ©2016 Jay Colby All Rights Reserved.


About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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42 Responses to 5 Ways To Live a Healthier Lifestyle

  1. keynia20 says:

    It’s so hard for me to stay healthy , I always start eating healthy but then I get off the wagon!! Great article!!

    Liked by 6 people

  2. chocolateandconfident says:

    Hey Jay, great article😃 thank you for the useful tips👍🏽

    Liked by 4 people

  3. You summed me up rather nicely! 😉

    Liked by 3 people

  4. jfwknifton says:

    Excellent advice!!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Tareau Barron says:

    #6 have more sex. 😆😆😆😆

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Kim Rdz says:

    Great advice. I think the hardest for me is getting the right sleep and making time to exercise.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Jay you are rocking it with your post, I have read all your posts and enjoyed them all. Content is king and you are rocking it. Honestly, every post of your I want to read and I learn something, or you reaffirm what i know but in a more eloquent way.

    loving your work. And you blog every day. Well your book cant be far away.. Loving it.. Thanks for sharing regards Bella

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Liz C. says:

    Great stuff! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  9. addie north says:

    Great post! I love your realistic approach to making healthy changes–I’m in the category of people who would probably never trade an extra hour of sleep for a morning run, so it’s good to start thinking of other exercises I can fit in throughout the day!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Paula says:

    Thank you for posting encouraging stuff so we can stay aware of betting living. Thanks also for stopping by my blog and liking a recent Foodie post. Cheers!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. vonchris says:

    Great suggestions. If only we would follow them.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Superb Jay always loved your post so beautifully written on health 👌👌👌👌👌👌

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Exercise???? I thought you meant extra pies. 😳😳 I really try to do everything you listed. I definitely feel better when I live a healthy lifestyle. Thanks for the great reminders!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. prinxy says:

    Lovely tips… 👍👍👍 thanks Jay


  15. missdearman says:

    Number 3 is so important for a healthy lifestyle! love this and a good read!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Great post Jay! I manage social media for a fitness and health blog fitandheal.com. Let me know if you ever want to guest bloc


  17. #1. That fruit plate is gorgeous. #2. Just wanted to suggest another healthy snack that i do all the time – I’m on the road a lot and away from home a lot, but something that helps a ton is hardboiled eggs! I just do a bunch at a time and peel them and stick them in the fridge in little baggies so it’s easier to just grab when im ready ;))

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  18. bellobath says:

    I’m on the journey. It’s not as difficult as it had been in the past, probably because my mind is really focused this time. One day at a time. Great read.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. MissKymmiee says:

    Amazing article ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  20. The simplest advice is always the best… and the hardest to listen to! Thanks for sharing; I am working towards a Whole Food plant-based diet slowly but surely.


  21. Reblogged this on Brainy Versatility.


  22. It’s crazy how these 5 simple things really do work. I’ve done all 5 of these at times and lost a ton of weight and got healthier. (85lbs to be exact) but when I don’t do all of them or more importantly any of them I gain weight and feel terrible. It’s a lifestyle choice. But this 5 things combined make a huge difference.

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