5 Top Health Tips

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Hey friends! In January I joined Rough Fit, an incredible fitness company in Orange County.  I’m a month in and already feeling and seeing changes! To share the love I’ve asked co-owner, Greg, to guest post for me with his Top 5 Health Tips. Please enjoy! (and sorry for the strange layout. Having formatting issues this morning) 
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With the first month of 2013 coming to a close, a lot of the fitness resolutions are starting to lose their vigor. But this doesn’t have to be your story.  I tell clients, that your health journey lasts a lifetime. And you should grow healthier and healthier as time goes by. If you go all out in the beginning, there is a tendency to burn out, lose motivation, and revert back to your unhealthy habits.
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I encourage you to focus on making sustainable changes. And every week… every month… every year… become a healthier, fitter you! I am still growing in my health journey, and it continues to be really fun, rewarding experience.
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To give you a little direction, here are my 5 Top Health Tips to take with you on your journey.
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7a36e6b627ce03cbbc4e36f062f429b81. Focus on Quality – We often see people focusing only on how many calories they put in their body. This often leads to a poor nutrient profile filled with diet foods, diet sodas, chemical substitutes and not nearly enough vitamins and minerals. So focus on eating natural, nutrient rich foods! That means veggies, fruits, true whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. The more you fill your body with the healthy foods, the less room there is for anything bad!
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2. Learn as much as you can – The old saying, “knowledge is power,” is definitely true when it comes to health and fitness. More than any other industry, the health industry is flooded with myths and misinformation. So do your best to avoid getting caught up in the latest diets and fads. Instead, learn why veggies are important, how to read nutrition labels, what to stay away from, and much, much more!
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3. Find activities that you enjoy and be consistent – Do you want to know the secret to exercising? It is all about finding something that you enjoy. Now you might say that you hate all exercise, but I don’t buy it. There is something out there that you will enjoy. And maybe it doesn’t end up being the exercises themselves, but being able to workout with friends! Try hiking, biking, swimming, or even paddle boarding. If it keeps your body active, and you enjoy it, DO IT! When you enjoy what you’re doing, you will do it, you will be consistent. Simple as that.
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f5fc9a10b20674c53411025e64f5e7f94. Stay positive with group support – Attitude is very important when it comes to health. Staying positive is a big part of being successful. So look at all the things you GET to do, and GET to eat, instead of thinking of having to avoid this or that. Being part of a group is also very helpful to keep you positive and motivated. Having a great support system around you not only makes the journey easier, but more fun!
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5. Sleep and De-stress – Lack of sleep and stress are huge roadblocks when it comes to weight loss and a healthy metabolism. This is a sure way to feel grumpy, irritable and derail the healthy changes you are trying to make. So get to bed early, relax, and don’t worry so much.
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I hope you find these tips helpful and you continue to your journey towards optimal health! If you have any questions, please post in the comments and I will do my best to answer.
Greg
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11 responses to “5 Top Health Tips”

  1. Jason Brown says:

    Great idea on the guest blog. And, fitness stuff in January — huge in the new year’s resolution categories. Seems to me that Greg’s tips just make a lot of sense. Like so many things, there’s just this gap between what I know I need to do and what I am doing. I really like the part about doing it with others — having group accountability/motivation. I feel like that’s applicable in almost all areas of my life.

    • Thanks, Jason. Glad you connected to it. I knew it was a bit of a left turn for this blog but I’m hoping to incorporate similar things in the future. I think you are right, the group accountability is huge for helping to close the gap between what we know we should do and what we actually do.

    • gregmoe says:

      Thanks Jason! You are so right about the group. It really makes a big difference. And as far as closing the gap between what you know and what you do it is always a work in progress, and we just have to keep reminding ourselves until it just becomes a natural habit!

    • gregmoe says:

      Yes Jason, the group of support is so helpful in most areas of life. And as far as the gap between what we know and what we do, it is always a work in progress, but we can keep getting closing it, and soon certain things will just start feeling natural and you wonder how you ever did it the old way.

  2. jenni says:

    Great tips!! A sure way to become healthy or maintain your health. I love the part on “learn as much as we can.” I think knowledge is everything!! I believe that many live by the fact that ignorance is bliss and I get that. The more you know the more accountable you are but we are talking about your health here. Kind of important and worth it!! Thanks Greg!

  3. I LOVE these tips!!! They are real and down to earth and totally manageable. Inspiring!! I think these are the types of mantras or encouraging beliefs that one can repeat to themselves throughout the day… or at least take to heart and have in the back of their minds. All five are great, healthy, reminders!! :)

    • gregmoe says:

      Thanks Melinda! Glad you enjoyed the tips.

    • You are on to something with the mantra- the things I want to change in my life are rarely fixed with an ah-ha moment. More often, I already “know” what to do and the disconnect is in remembering or giving up. I love all your healthy tips throughout your posts. They remind me to stick with it!

  4. CR says:

    Are you sure there isn’t a pill I can take that makes me healthy and skinny at the same time;) !!!!!

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