One of my favorite statements as a holistic health coach is..."Food (NOT just what's on a plate) determines how we feel and heal." Though healthy eating is crucial in terms of staying healthy, it's not the only step to take to live a long, productive, and healthy life. In fact, there are many factors that contribute to living a long, active and-- most importantly--mentally engaging life.
My grandmother, who lived into her mid-90's, is a perfect example of someone who lived a long life in spite of her less than perfect diet. Yes, good...
It's not easy to stay in shape once you hit the middle years. Believe me, I know! It takes commitment and hardwork to keep yourself feeling young and vibrant as you age. There are a SIX simple steps I take regulary to help me stay healthy, even if I "splurge" occasionally.
~ Eat a very large salad that contains two-three cups of mixed greens ( kale, arugula, and spinach) once a day and stick to a very light dressing
~ Eat at least a 1/2 cup serving of beans/legumes a day in a soup, main dish, or salad