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10 Tips for Starting a Wellness Program Today

Easy Ways to Get Healthy

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  • Starting today I am not eating any processed food, it is a good place to start. Getting to whole foods and not the processed stuff should made a difference. Almonds are whole food and granola bars are processed food. Everyone needs fat in their diet, good for the brain. - 10/5/2014 5:08:19 AM
  • DANISHGIRL1
    I am having a very difficult time with what exactly is "healthy" food. Is nothing that comes easily healthy? Can I only eat fruit and veg? I look at the almonds at300 calories for 40%of my daily fat allowance and wonder if that is truly "healthy". Yes, I know its the right kind of fat but it is fat nonetheless! Is there any granola bar that would be classed as healthy? is there a resource that outlines what is "healthy"? Are there perameters set out somewhere? Can anyone help????? - 10/4/2014 1:36:40 PM
  • well, I am going to be brutally honest about my food intake. that is an eye opener!!!!! I am just starting, but I think the food is ultimately going to be the hardest for me. And here I thought I was eating healthy and my exercise was my problem. NOt!!!!!!!
    - 10/4/2014 1:27:21 PM
  • EMCGUNNIG
    I just joined Spark a few days ago. I am writing everything I eat in a journal, and today I started walking, which I plan to do at least 5 days a week. I used to walk a half hour to an hour a day 4 years ago, but barely managed 15 minutes today. But it is a start and I am determined to get back to dedicated walking. Yay for me! - 9/7/2014 9:32:17 AM
  • IMCFARLIN
    Yes, thanks for the birthday wishes and tips. I feel I truly want to get as healthy as I possibly can (without going insane trying to get there) this year. I just turned 64. A good time to do it and to finish the work I am doing (a memoir and a lot of other stuff) now if ever. I appreciate the encouragement. - 8/13/2014 3:57:07 PM
  • Thank You! For all the tips, motivation, and inspiration. After a heart transplant, (April 29th' 2014)I am feeling GREAT and Sparkpeople and Sparkcoach are helping me to stay on track and trying new videos, reading new articles. Knowledge is POWER! - 7/28/2014 1:26:49 AM
  • LICHONGA
    Thanks Spark people, you make me feel good. I will start again. - 7/20/2014 12:17:57 AM
  • JGRANDER
    Yeah, one step a time!

    I recently try to cut my calories buy switching spaghetti with "vegetable" spaghetti.
    there are few tools for that, the one i use is a GNCHEF Spiral Slicer, you can get one on Amazon with less than 20 bucks.

    http://www.amazon.com/GNCHEF-Spiral-Slic
    er-Spiralizer-Professional/dp/B00JPLDX
    86/ref=sr_1_60?ie=UTF8&qid=1399324810&
    sr=8-60&keywords=spiral+slicer

    - 5/5/2014 5:32:01 PM
  • The Birthday Wish is the best way to end the day. I know what I have to do and having a BD on the first day of the month is a great way to get back in to taking better care of myself. So here goes.
    - 5/2/2014 12:54:23 AM
  • NKIRUKAOZOMA
    Thanks for the birthday message, I really appreciate it. It is a wake-up call for me. It's assuring to know that there is someone out there to spur you on your healthy life journey. Thanks once again, I really appreciate it. And I want to seize this opportunity to HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THOSE OF YOU GUYS THAT SHARE THE SAME BIRTHDAY WITH ME..........MANY HAPPY RETURNS TO YOU ALL. - 3/9/2014 10:49:31 AM
  • Just got this link in my birthday email. Definitely going to print this out and put it in place. Thanks. - 2/10/2014 9:05:04 AM
  • Thanks for the article...a great pep talk/motivator.! - 1/17/2014 4:12:04 PM
  • Thanks for the birthday greeting and a reminder that I need to get back started. - 1/8/2014 1:17:50 PM
  • thanks for the best wishes a good reminder to start back today - 1/7/2014 7:06:02 AM
  • Excuse:: to forgive someone for making a mistake, doing something wrong, etc.,
    : to say that (someone) is not required to do something
    : to allow (someone, such as a child) to leave
    - 12/26/2013 9:07:23 AM

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