10 Easy Tips to a Healthier Life

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Black beans contain antioxidants that help fight disease

It’s a fact, these 10 tips will help you stay healthy

  1. Eating a balanced, high-protein breakfast helps you feel full longer, thereby potentially reducing the number of calories you consume through the rest of the day.

  2. A can of regular soda can contain more sugar than a slice of cake.

  3. You can get fit while watching your favourite shows by exercising (push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, running on the spot) during commercial breaks.

  4. Try “walking meetings” at work. Brainstorming as you walk generates results – plus everyone feels better.

  5. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, have all gas appliances (e.g., furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces) professionally inspected at the beginning of heating season.

  6. When it comes to managing your stress, know when to say “no.” Remember, it only took one more straw to break the camel’s back.

  7. Every extra pound of body weight you carry exerts an extra four pounds of pressure on your knees when you walk.

  8. One medium-sized doughnut (60 g) contains 242 calories, 14 g of fat, 205 mg of salt and 27 g of carbohydrate.
Spot fat reduction through exercise is a myth. You must lose body fat to reduce fat in any particular area. Exercise only tightens the muscles under the fat.

  10. Black beans are a rich source of 
anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that play a role in fighting both heart disease 
and cancer.

Originally published in Wellness Matters, Canada Wide Media’s quarterly newsletter on health and wellness.