It’s always a good time to get healthy! Being healthy is an investment in yourself and the returns include a higher quality of life. Ready to get healthy? Here are 8 tips to get you started and make 2017 a New Year for a New You.

Tip 1: Green Veggies Are Strong To The Finish, So Eat Up!

Popeye isn’t just strong – he’s probably very smart as well, thanks to spinach’s brain-boosting qualities. Like all green veggies, spinach is a master food loaded with important vitamins and minerals.

Try This: Make yourself a green salad to go with every meal. Ingredients: Lettuce, spinach, bell pepper, garlic, onion, cucumber, with a squeeze of lemon. This salad is packed with good things and if you eat it twice a day your body will thank you. Add some ginger for extra health benefits.

Tip 2: Get Familiar With Self-Burners

Enjoy foods that burn themselves – so-called “negative calorie foods”. Certain foods that are very low in calories but satisfy hunger include celery, oranges, strawberries, carrots, watermelon, and zucchini. Many of these foods have high water levels to keep you satiated.

BTW: While this sounds exciting, it’s still better to select the vegetables rather than the fruits. Fruit contains fructose, a natural sugar that metabolized by the liver and has no value to your body.

Tip 3: Sunscreen + Sun = Smiles

We need the sun, which supplies us with life-giving Vitamin D. Things associated with low levels of Vitamin D include arthritis and other autoimmune illnesses.

Try This: You only need to be in the sun for 20 minutes a day. Greet the morning by pouring yourself a glass of water with a twist of lemon and enjoy it as you watch the sunrise. The lemon will kick start your liver and the sun will give you a much-needed dose of Vitamin D.

Tip 4: Get Moving

If your exercise level is currently zilch, then doing as little as 10 minutes a day is a huge improvement. You do not have to go from completely sedentary to gym addict overnight. Get healthy at your own pace, incorporating exercise whenever you can.

Try This: Start with a five-minute morning stretch and end the day with another five-minute stretch. Each day, add another minute of stretching and once you reach 10 minutes, it’s time to add cardio exercises. That can be running, or even walking briskly, on a treadmill for 10 minutes; you need your heart rate to increase so the blood will pump through your body.

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Exercising regularly is a key element to maintaining good health.

Tip 5: Clear Your Internal Pathways

Think of your veins and nerves as travel tunnels for your blood, vitamins and electrochemicals. Inflammation of the veins and nerves can cause a number of health issues, including weakness. Help your body to do its job – beets, pineapple, coconut oil, chia seeds, salmon, broccoli, and flaxseeds are on the list of anti-inflammatory favorites.

Try This: Turmeric is a your friend. Eat a teaspoon of turmeric with a drizzle of raw honey (for taste) in the morning.

Tip 6: Omega 3 Fatty Acids Are a Must

When you think about Omega 3 fatty acids, think Iron Man; Omega 3 really is that powerful. It’s not only helpful for the heart, it is frequently recommended as a supplement for people suffering from medical issues, including ADHD. Omega 3 acts as an inflammation blocker. So your Rule 5 foods reduce inflammation, but your Omega 3 works to block it from happening in the first place.

Try This: Add two tablespoons of flaxseeds to your yogurt to turn your tasty calcium and protein-rich treat into a snack loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids.

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Salmon and flaxseed oil are two great sources for vital Omega 3 fatty acids.

Tip 7: Makes Friends with Fat

Your body needs the perfect balance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to function. Your dietary goals will determine much your body needs of each. A bodybuilder requires a far higher protein intake than someone who is just starting to exercise. Essentially, you will look at how many calories you eat each day and make sure that, for example, 50% are carbohydrates, 30% are proteins, and 20% are fats. Many fad diets claim that elimination of certain elements, such as carbohydrates, is beneficial, but you must choose wisely.

Remember: If you’re starting off, you might want to start with intake management before diving into one of the more restrictive diets. These extreme diets were often formulated to treat specific medical conditions, but were then picked up by the media and advertised to the public as fast ways to lose weight. If you are trying to lose weight, start by reducing your carbohydrate intake and increasing your protein intake rather than by completely cutting your carbohydrate intake, otherwise you may simply end up hungry and binge eating on fried foods and sugar.

Tip 8: A Is For Amino

Walk into a gym you will see members sipping on many kinds of drinks, from pure energy boosters to protein shakes. Another gyms offer amino supplement beverages, which can transport vitamins and repair damage. And when you are building muscle, having something there to carry the minerals and vitamins to growing muscles is very helpful.

Do This: Amino acids are found in poultry, lean meats and eggs, all protein-rich foods. Start having a look at the foods you are eating and see what is going into your body and what it’s function is.

The more you know, the smarter you grow. And after having read this you are that bit smarter on being a healthier you. If you decide to take your pursuit of health to the next level with books, kitchen appliances, or exercise equipment, don’t forget to earn Cash Back for your purchases when you shop via

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