101 Healthy Ideas For Lifestyle Transformation So Far

By | November 22, 2016

Healthy IdeasHere Are 101 Healthy Ideas For Your Lifestyle Transformation

Change can happen in many, many ways and here are 101 healthy ideas for lifestyle transformation that I have found so far. These are really the healthy habits I have created in my life during my health quest so far!

Today I will simply list them and over the next few months go into the details to the best of my ability with action steps.  What I have found to date is that by improving how I feel daily definitely translates into how I go into the world. If I feel lousy then my interactions with my world are lousy and if I feel great my view of the world is great. Have you found that to be true for yourself?

Over the last couple of months I have been fortunate to spend much of my time listening and learning to many experts in the health, medical, natural and fitness fields share their ideas for a better lifestyle through positive, practical change. It is empowering to listen and realize that somewhere deep down inside my change intuition was very helpful for me and I would like to share those 101 ideas with you!

So here we go with 101 healthy ideas for lifestyle transformation so far:

  1.  Did you know that You are not just what you eat; you are what you drink.  This is why water is so important to your health. Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. Your muscles that moves your body are 75% water; your blood that transport nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water. If you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, make drinking enough natural water a habit in your life. It won’t take long for you to feel the benefit.  It is a free investment for your long-term health. How much water to drink daily for normal hydration: determine your body weight and divide by 2 and drink that many ounces daily. Dr. F.Batmanghelidj
  2. Eat Real Food – Food definitely plays a role in our health both the Good & Bad depending on what you eat. Eating Real Food, Organic is best. These foods are alive and nutrient dense. Creating a positive relationship with Real Food for your better health. Take the  learn how to cook, become an expert in feeding you and your family. Learn 3 new recipes until you are an expert then learn 3 more. Do this until you have a full repertoire of recipes for your meals. By learning how to create wonderful home cooked real food meals you will eliminate the nutrient void, highly processed foods. “Food is a key component to feel good.” – Adam Hart
  3. Practice meditation – Meditation is good for our bodies, our minds and our relationships – According to The Chopra Centre – and meditation can be as simple as sitting quietly while focusing on your breathe or a “mantra” (word or phrase). To begin a meditation practice you can find a teacher or school, use guided meditations. The most important aspect is to find a practice you will do and then continue practicing daily.
  4. Move daily – you have heard that sitting is the new heart disease, right? Well now is the time to move daily. In fact the human body is designed to move. Walking is a great place to begin and this is something you can do for at least 20 minutes a day. You will also want to do strength training a few times a week. Resistance training either with free weights or body weight. Resistance training is vital to longevity and lifestyle independence. It is also important for weight loss because muscle burns more fat than long boring cardio and is better for your overall health.
  5. Sleep – sleep is seen as a throw away commodity, lack of sleep causes many health problems. I heard Robb Wolfe say – “if people just went to sleep earlier most illness would just go away.” Goal for sleep is 7-9 hours per night, best time to go to bed is 10:30pm. Begin to prepare at least an hour before by dimming the lights, closing electronic equipment. Sleep is important for weight control, reducing stress & emotional eating.
  6. Eliminate sugar – According to Authority Nutrition “The harmful effects of sugar go way beyond empty calories.” There are way too many reasons to list for you to realize that sugar is a poor choice in your daily diet.  The average person eats a whopping 22 teaspoons of added sugars daily. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, the average American eats 152 pounds of sugar and 146 pounds of flour (which converts to sugar) every year. These sugars often arrive hidden and in sneaky sources like green tea, salad dressings, and sundried tomatoes; in other words, “healthy” foods. Those sneaky sugars take a huge toll on your health and your waistline.
  7. Take a MULTIVITAMIN – Dr. Frank Lipman says “a resounding yes” to taking a daily multivitamin! He goes on to say: “Dude, your food is dead. Despite claims that the U.S has the best food supply in the world, most of us don’t obtain sufficient amounts of essential nutrients from that supply for two reasons: most Americans are making bad nutritional choices; and much of our food is nutritionally dead. The effect of bad eating habits combined with soil that’s largely depleted of nutrients makes it difficult to get enough of the necessary nutrients from just food alone. If most of your dinner has been genetically modified, grown in nutrient-depleted soil, sprayed with pesticides, processed, packaged and trucked to your neighborhood, by the time it hits your plate, your meal is almost devoid of nutritional value. The result? Our bodies, though overfed, are left starving. A good multi-vitamin can help pick up the slack.” (source: http://www.drfranklipman.com/multi-reasons-for-multi-vitamins/)
  8. Eliminate white flour – According to Dr. Davis (Wheat Belly) “I believe one of the most crucial aspects of the wheat conversation for people to understand is that the gliadin protein in wheat acts as an appetite-stimulant. People who consume the gliadin protein in wheat consume, on average, 400 more calories per day. People who eliminate the gliadin protein of wheat consume 400 calories less per day, even if calories, fat grams, or portion sizes are unrestricted.” (source: http://wellnessmama.com/3486/dr-william-davis-wheat-belly/ )
  9. Eliminate GMO’s – “Inserting new genes into plants does more than affect the properties of plants. It can affect our immune cells in unpredictable ways” says Dr. Terry Wahls, the author of Minding My Mitochondria. “What we need are long-form studies across multiple generations, and those just don’t exist yet.” Without the research, some say that flooding our food supply with GMOs is a dangerous risk. Corn and Soy are two of the biggest crops of GMO foods. Corn is used is so many processed foods and as a basic food in feed lot industrial farming. Remember You Are What You Eat! (source: http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2013/07/what-you-need-to-know-about-gmos.html)
  10. Get your magnesium levels tested – According to Morley Robbins (Magnesium Man) @85% of the population is magnesium deficient. Magnesium is essential in about 200 functions in the body. Magnesium Deficiency Statistics -2 out of 3 Americans do not consume the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for magnesium, 500 milligrams of magnesium per day. And for those headed to the Hospital: 92% of Patients, when hospitalized, routinely do NOT have their Magnesium levels tested. Furthermore, 80% of patients in an ICU setting are considered Magnesium deficient. Morley suggests testing to find out your magnesium levels with a HTMA test & Mag RBC blood test
  11. Get your zinc levels tested
  12. Read something positive each day – you are what you think and what we tell ourselves on a daily basis. What are you telling yourself? Reading something positive each day will put you on the journey to putting good thoughts into your mind and body as well as help you change how you see the world! Our Subconscious brain cannot process negatives! If you tell yourself “You don’t want to be late” your brain only understands “You want to be late” and that is what will result. It is important to tell yourself what you want for your subconscious to understand. Good to know for setting goals, dreams and desires, right?
  13. Have and use a gratitude journal daily – having a sense of gratitude each and every day helps one to focus on what is good in life that sometimes we take for granted way too often. It would be useful to journal your gratitude with an intention focus rather than just going through the motions of writing and feel each gratitude entry as a way to fully see the beauty of your life.
  14. Find a hobby to make your heart sing – allowing yourself to be absorbed in an activity that makes your heart sing for the simple joy of the activity is what life is all about! You will also find that taking time to enjoy a hobby that makes your heart sing will: help reduce stress, provide a challenge, possibly help you connect with others or community, and give you a much needed break from the regular day to day activities.
  15. Use Organic Deodorant –  We are simply using way too many toxic personal care products. “The traditional cosmetics industry alone is worth something over US$20 billion a year, and that’s because of the millions of unaware consumers believing slick marketing messages. Most of this turnover supports the production and use of toxic chemicals, which affects not only our personal health, but the health of our planet!
  16. Use Organic Toothpaste – We are simply using way too many toxic personal care products. “The traditional cosmetics industry alone is worth something over US$20 billion a year, and that’s because of the millions of unaware consumers believing slick marketing messages. Most of this turnover supports the production and use of toxic chemicals, which affects not only our personal health, but the health of our planet!
  17. Use Organic Shampoo/Conditioner – We are simply using way too many toxic personal care products. “The traditional cosmetics industry alone is worth something over US$20 billion a year, and that’s because of the millions of unaware consumers believing slick marketing messages. Most of this turnover supports the production and use of toxic chemicals, which affects not only our personal health, but the health of our planet!
  18. Use Organic Soap – We are simply using way too many toxic personal care products. “The traditional cosmetics industry alone is worth something over US$20 billion a year, and that’s because of the millions of unaware consumers believing slick marketing messages. Most of this turnover supports the production and use of toxic chemicals, which affects not only our personal health, but the health of our planet!
  19. Use Organic Skin Cream – We are simply using way too many toxic personal care products. “The traditional cosmetics industry alone is worth something over US$20 billion a year, and that’s because of the millions of unaware consumers believing slick marketing messages. Most of this turnover supports the production and use of toxic chemicals, which affects not only our personal health, but the health of our planet!
  20. Get out in nature – This is one of my favorites. Getting out in nature, takes me to a special place. The energy, the sounds, the colors, the textures, the views, are absolutely stunning. For me being in nature helps me connect to my soul. That place inside of me that is peaceful, joyous and life affirming. “Nature is fuel for the soul, ” says Richard Ryan, lead author and a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. “Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature,” he says.
  21. Learn to garden – connecting you and your family with where your food comes with gives a much needed sense of appreciation for food. Here are a couple of quotes on the benefits of gardening – “Young people increasingly are isolated from the land and deprived of the joys and responsibilities it teaches.” — Alice Waters & “To a great extent we are a deplaced people for whom our immediate places are no longer sources of food, water, livelihood, energy, materials, friends, recreation, or sacred inspiration.” — David Orr Gardening can teach us life lessons like patience, focus, commitment, seasons, and I feel it can also teach us the value of working outdoors, being physical, as well as the tremendous self-satisfaction in growing your own food!
  22. Play in dirt occasionally – This may  go hand in hand with learning to garden for some however for me this is different. We are living in a world of obsessive hand washing, antibacterial soaps and lotions that are not benefiting out health. By playing in the dirt or even getting out for a walk in your community more often can help us be healthier, have stronger immune systems, especially for the kids.
  23. Use non toxic household cleaning products – We are simply using way too many toxic chemicals in our home today.  Most of this turnover supports the production and use of toxic chemicals, which affects not only our personal health, but the health of our planet!
  24. Floss your teeth daily – Without a question of the easiest habits to create for your better health. Flossing will help to avoid gum disease, to avoid tooth decay, to prevent bad breath, to prevent tartar build up, to reduce risk of heart disease.
  25. Eat your meals sitting at the table – reducing stress is one the most important health benefits we can do for ourselves. By taking the time to sit at the table and calmly eat your meals, you will be less stress and that will help with your digestion. When you eat meals at the table as a family , this connection is invaluable at the end of the day. Communication, discussion, sharing with the family will do wonders for health and growth.
  26. Slow down – in an age of go, go go this health suggestion may be extremely challenging for you. Yet remember there is no badge of honor for the busy life. According to Jeff Goins author of The Art of Work (a must read by the way) slowing down is good for you, will allow you to get more sleep, which will make you more likable and help you focus on what is truly important to you in your life.
  27. Enjoy an epsom salt bath – “Everyone knows if you soak in Epsom salt, it soothes your body if you’re bruised or have pain,” Altura says. “That’s because the magnesium is being absorbed through your skin.”  Soaking in Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) because magnesium is well absorbed through the skin. Dr. Dean said people can soak daily using 1 to 2 cups of Epsom salt per bath, but they can use more if they are working on especially tight muscles or a muscular injury. About Epsom salt – Epsom salt – actually magnesium sulfate – is one of the most versatile household products, with uses ranging from creating at-home spa treatments to soothing achy muscles to helping start or improve gardens. It’s been used therapeutically for hundreds of years, and it’s gaining a new generation of fans looking for a safe, economical alternative in a sea of expensive, over-the-counter remedies. Epsom salt is easy to use, easy to find in your local pharmacy or grocery store and it costs about the same per use as a cup of coffee. (source: www.epsomsaltcouncil.org,)
  28. Enjoy grass fed meats –   According to Dave Asprey Bulletproof executive – “Grass-fed meat and grain-fed meat are two completely different foods.” So cows are meant to eat grass! Cows are meant to live in the pasture! Raising cattle in a feed lot environment, providing them with corn and soy and antibiotics does not give you the consumer a high quality food to eat. This is why making the choice for grass fed beef is important. (Article from Bulletproof Executive Grass-Fed Meat vs Grain-Fed Meat: Part 1 https://www.bulletproofexec.com/grass-fed-meat-part-1/)
  29. Learn to play more- Stress, stress and more stress does not make for a happy life! We must learn how to get out and play more. Play brings joy. And it’s vital for problem solving, creativity and relationships. I have read somewhere and not sure who wrote it however it is worth sharing here with you:  “play can lead us to these sacred spaces and touch people in powerful ways.” Now this is a reason to play don’t you think?
  30. Get up from your desk at least every 30 minutes – You have heard that sitting is the new smoking, right? Well here’s why.  A new study underscores the sobering truth that inactivity is wreaking havoc with our health from increased risk of heart attack or stroke, to an increased risk of developing diabetes, to increase issues with weight. The good news is that even light and simple movement will help. I shared this article on my Google + page here  (source: https://plus.google.com/+WendyBottrell1/posts/FhXn5mukrkj)
  31. Learn to cook –  this can be the best gift for your better health you can give yourself in so many ways! Eating Real Food cooked in your own kitchen is the best way to connect to a healthier lifestyle. There seem to be a few excuses for many why they can’t do this. Time is one and “I don’t know how to cook” is the other. A good home cooked meal doesn’t take any longer to get on the table than going out and eating a junk food meal. Yes you may have to get organized and plan when you begin this journey, that can be the fun part of the adventure. Learn 3 new recipes until you can cook them by heart, then learn 3 more. With a short period of time you will have a complete repertoire of meals you are now an expert on! Doing this one thing will allow you to decide on what ingredients go into your meals, allowing you to avoid all the processed “franken ingredients” that are so commonly included in pre packaged processed products” And the best thing you have done for yourself is the benefit of healing with real food. I only know this for sure because this is what I have experienced in my life.
  32. Get out in the sun – this goes along with spending time in nature however we seem to be a society that has created a huge fear of the sun. Spending time in the sun is critical to good health. I heard once that we have become “cave people” spending so much time in doors. Now spending time in the sun must be safe. (You can check out Mark’s Daily Apple for more details on this extremely important topic http://www.marksdailyapple.com/vitamin-d-sun-exposure-supplementation-and-doses/#axzz3aENP5BCT)
  33. Pray
  34. Love
  35. Get clarity for your dreams
  36. Find your purpose
  37. Enjoy a massage
  38. Breathe
  39. Reduce Inflammation
  40. Learn how to be your own best doctor
  41. Make your lifestyle your medicine
  42. Jump on a rebounder
  43. Learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  44. Practice EFT
  45. Work for yourself at least part time
  46. Eliminate clutter
  47. Love who you are
  48. Learn to paint/draw
  49. Ground yourself – barefeet on the grass/sand
  50. Eliminate teflon from your kitchen
  51. Use stainless steel cookware
  52. Use cast iron cookware
  53. Eliminate plastic in the kitchen
  54. Eliminate all the processed sauces
  55. Eliminate processed/packaged foods
  56. Include more spices
  57. Include more herbs
  58. Take a probiotic
  59. Stop smoking
  60. Drink alcohol in moderation
  61. Eliminate sof drinks
  62. Eliminate aspartame
  63. Take responsibility for your good health
  64. Learn how diet/lifestyle will make a difference for your life
  65. Learn about natural cures for your health
  66. Know it is easier to stay healthy as to get healthy
  67. Continue your health education at any age
  68. Take care of your brain health
  69. Stop being YOUR ILLNESS
  70. Laugh more
  71. Have more fun
  72. Have less worry
  73. Learn effective ways to deal with stress
  74. Walk more
  75. Sprint
  76. Challenge your lungs – HIIT
  77. Eat more veggies – variety
  78. Eat with the seasons
  79. Use a shower water filter
  80. Drink spring water – filter drinking/cooking water
  81. Eat fat (remember fat doesn’t make you fat)
  82. Lift weights
  83. Embrace being strong – especially women
  84. Reduce your weight
  85. Use sea salt
  86. Add fermented foods
  87. Heal your gut
  88. Challenge yourself in new ways
  89. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t
  90. Ask for help/guidance when needed
  91. Get a coach
  92. Do not allow your past story to define your future self
  93. Allow your future self to guide you
  94. Embrace change and grow with it
  95. Honor your values
  96. Intermittent Fasting is a good thing
  97. Get rid of the microwave
  98. Take EMF breaks
  99. Decide
  100. Commit
  101. Over that past 15 years of my improved health journey I made the decision not to be living with the health issues of my parents, especially my mother. You do realize that this is possible for you, right? You don’t have to have the same health issues that plague members of your family.  It is all how to decide!  This has been my big why and the reason for the big commitment for change. I saw all those years ago my health future and it was not a pretty one.
  102. I can share with you today that I am a different person, feeling, thinking and being at a different level because of small changes commited to habit over time. Now I only share these 101 ideas for lifestyle transformation to let you know that anything possible for you if you clearly want it. One step at a time, one idea at a time.
  103. If you are looking for change, here is what I will offer you in the way of an action step: take one of these healthy  ideas and commit to making the change permanent in your life over the next 21 days. Then take another idea and repeat.  It really is that simple for you!
  104. Would be great to hear your ideas for lifestyle transformation in the comments area below.

Let today be your day! Talk soon,

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