The Nutritious Reality of Life

The thought of health and wellness seems to revolve around $30 dollar protein powders and even more expensive barre and anti-gravity yoga classes. Instagram stars give the impression that you have to live in a tropical dreamland with fresh fruit hanging from the trees and make the ultimate smoothie bowl to eat nutritiously. In reality, living a healthy life is pretty simple.

It is not about “clean eating” or finding your “swolemate,” it is about treating your body well so you can live a long, happy life. There are so many lifestyle choices we need to make every day to stay healthy and be happy.

  1. It is important to exercise. Exercising vigorously is not a necessity but it is important to get up and move every day. Working out has positive effects on your heart, mind, and metabolism. Just 30 minutes of walking each day can help lower your risk of heart problems.
  2. Drink more water! As stated in my previous post, water is very important for your body to function properly. Not only do our bodies consist of mostly water, but water can also help remove waste and carry nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.


  1. Eat more fruits and vegetables! Not only can eating fruits and veggies give you more control over your weight, but they can make your skin clearer and brighter. It gives you a glow without pounds of makeup. Bright colored fruit and vegetables are full of antioxidants, helping to remove the free radicals in our bodies and remove toxins.
  2. Living in a healthy environment, to limit stress and clutter is also important. Organizing your home environment can help make your work, school and daily life less stressful. Knowing you do not have anything to do when you get home is a great way to help you live a longer, healthier life. Excess stress can lead to high blood pressure, bad eating habits and much more.
  3. You should try to be social. Hanging out with friends and family can help lower stress and make you happy. Many research studies show that you are at a greater risk of heart disease if you do not network with friends and family. Loneliness can not only cause depression, but it can be just as dangerous as smoking since it causes inflammation.
  4. Love yourself! I feel that the most important aspect of life is to accept yourself for who you are. You cannot change yourself, so it is important to accept your body and your personality. Confidence is the start to living happy and healthy.

The point I am trying to make is that you should focus on living a healthy lifestyle, instead of following a fad diet or what is trending on Instagram. Nutrition and living healthy are much easier than what they are made out to be.


10 responses to The Nutritious Reality of Life

  1. juliehcares says:

    Great reminders. You don’t have to go to Whole Foods to get healthy food, you don’t have to have specific things at all. You can make healthy foods and eat better with not many changes.


  2. whatismaria says:

    Such a great and honest post – I too believe that health and wellbeing shouldn’t have to be complicated, and can be reduced to these factors. Also it is great that you’ve emphasised stress and connecting with loved ones because in a society where being busy and ‘not having time’ is glorified, those things are overlooked. Thanks for sharing! xox

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  3. thegymgirl says:

    I love this! So true. Living a healthy lifestyle is far more straightforward than it’s purported to be. It’s easy to get lost in all the diet tips and fads out there. Thanks for the reminder xx

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  4. chefharryh says:

    No one needs to spend tons of money on exotic over-hyped “miracle” foods or fad diets. Pierre Franey, iconic chef in NYC in the 50s 60s and 70s also had a common sense solution: Eat as many different colored foods as you can during the week. Think about what those foods would be.

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  5. Nicbo says:

    I love this! You explained so many simple and easy ways to live a healthier life. I think it’s important to realize that being healthy is so much more than dieting and working out and that a healthy mindset is the center of it all.


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