How to Achieve a Healthy Balanced Lifestyle-10 Tips

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When I say "healthy" what pops into your mind? sacrifice boring challenging expensive I am on a mission to change that thinking! Healthy routines can be easy, delicious, and fun. A healthy lifestyle is very important for my family and I work hard to set us up for success.



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1. Always have reusable water bottles ready to grab and fill when you are leaving the house quickly


2. Cut up fruits and veggies on Sunday afternoon so they are easy to grab throughout the week


3. Stock up on whole food bars and high protein/low sugar snacks at big box stores and have them accessible for everyone to grab as needed


4. Vitamins and supplements (we all use take vitamins -- Adults take vitafusion™  while the little ones take L’il Critters™) with a healthy breakfast every morning-so we don't forget later in the day and are fueled for whatever the day brings


5. Make exercise fun! Hiking, playing at the pool, skiing, and pick up kick ball games are more fun with family and friends 12_2014_32



6. Plan one activity each day where the whole family is moving-even walking the dog after work counts!



7. Shop local-the local fruits and vegetables that are in season are almost always the best deal and healthiest choice



8. Plan out your meals ahead of time. Use your supermarket sales flier and digital coupons to plan your healthy meals based on discounts and availablility.



9. Organize your refrigerator and pantry so healthy food is easy to find and appealing. I used bins from a discount store and my labelmaker to keep everything organized so my kids can locate what they love.



10. Get enough sleep! People roll their eyes when my kids admit they go to bed at 7:30pm and then I chime in that I am almost always in my bed by 9 pm. Some think we are crazy, but it is how we are healthiest and happiest. Bodies are recovering, healing, and growing while we sleep and it is the best way to get a great start on the next day!



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  1. Lisa Brown says:

    We eat well, stay active and have fun as a family.

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  3. I try to get my entire family active! We have done a lot of 5k fun runs together and bike all the time. We also try to cook at home as much as possible.

  4. Julie Wood says:

    I make healthy homemade meals at home, and we had our own garden that we grew veges and ate organic fruits from out trees. And we stay active by riding our bikes, walking and hiking!

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  6. We take multivitamins and wash hands often.

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  8. Jessica To says:

    We take daily vitamins and try to stay active.

  9. Julie Wood says:

    We are taking vitamins with extra Vitamin D, eating Greek yogurt with blueberries, eating walnuts, making sure to do my yoga and meditate to be a better person! We get flu shots, and wash our hands a lot with soap and water during cold and flu season. We also walk 30 minutes every day, or ride our bikes.

  10. We try to be active and be outside as much as possible! I also limit sugar and sneak in veggies whenever I can 🙂


  11. I keep my family healthy by feeding them lots of fruits and veggies and by giving them their vitamins every day.

  12. Steven weber says:

    We make sure we wash our hands and take our vitamins

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  13. Jordan D. says:

    I only buy water and non-dairy milk to keep in the house, that way no one is tempted by soda. I also try to keep lots of fresh fruit and veggies in the kitchen when possible.

  14. I encourage my family to exercise.

  15. I make sure that we have plenty of fruits and vegetables cut up for an easy snack. We also take a multi-vitamin every morning.

  16. Stephanie says:

    we eat less fast food

  17. To keep my family healthy I use healthier substitutes when cooking and baking (such as olive oil instead of vegetable oil), i buy as much organic/natural food as possible, and limit processed foods. All of these tricks have been helpful in creating new habits!

  18. We have our daughter help with healthy meal prep so she sees healthy habits being modeled.

  19. We cook dinner together (including our daughter), and we buy lots of fresh produce from a local farmer.

  20. Kimmy Ripley says:

    As a family we eat well-balanced and healthy meals throughout the week and on Sundays we have a “free day”. 🙂

  21. Jessie C. says:

    Daily exercise works great for me and my family.
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  23. We are a family of runners and train and race together. We also eat healthy, I think that if the body is fueled right it will perform better and overall you’ll feel better.

  24. My healthy family tip is to wash your hands several times per day and also drink extra water to stay healthy.

  25. We always keep water in metal bottles in the fridge and that’s what I drink all day.

  26. I always keep lots of fruit and veggies on hand and keep it within the kids reach, and encourage it every time they’re hunting for a snack!

  27. we try to eat heathy and stay active

  28. WSe take vitamins (of course), exercise regularly and try to eat well.
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  29. We often make irish oatmeal for breakfast with dried cranberries and raw cashews….it’s good and good for us! We also take walks together.

  30. we take vitamins daily and get enough sleep

  31. Margaret Smith says:

    We drink lots of water, take vitamins daily and make sure to wash our hands often.

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  33. D Schmidt says:

    My children and I go for long walks to decompress from our day.

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  35. Make it a habit to walk your dog (if you have one) instead of just letting him/her out in the backyard. Make it a family thing..go for a nice walk with your dog and enjoy the outdoors.

  36. Since I’m the grocery shopper, meal planner, and cook for our family, I find that if I plan healthful meals and only stock nutritious food, we all tend to be much healthier.

  37. I exercise after work and my hubby exercises before he goes to bed.

  38. Angel Jacklyn says:

    I take a nightly stroll with the dog!

  39. I keep hummus and cut veggies on hand in the refrigerator for easy healthy snacking.

  40. My son and I try and get outside and play everyday after he gets out of school to get in some activity and fresh air.

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  42. Susan Smith says:

    We take multivitamins and go for walks with our dog.

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  44. biking as a family gets the kids moving and outdoors in the fresh air

  45. Walk at least 1/2 hour a day for exercise.

  46. The family that exercises together is healthy together — or something like that! We try to take walks and ride bikes together to keep fit and healthy.

  47. i’ve been exercising regularly and it makes me feel much better trying to get the family onboard with it too!

  48. Keep lots of fruits and vegetables on hand so every meal can be healthy.

  49. shelly peterson says:

    We stay active and eat healthy, the kids like going for walks and bike riding.
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  53. Tabathia B says:

    We go for walks together as a family

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  55. When my children were growing up we did a lot of camping and hiking and now they are doing the same with their children.

  56. We love Hiking and long walks.

  57. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Our healthy routine is playing soccer! Gives us all a chance to have fun and play!

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  59. A healthy routine tip that works for me and my family is to go on an afternoon walk after work around 3 times a week to stay active.

  60. One thing that we always do at the same time every day is take our vitamins/medications. I feel this is so important as some things you cannot miss a dose of and it is so easy to forget if you get off schedule.

  61. Stephanie Phelps says:

    One healthy routine my family has is to to make baggies of healthy snack at the beginning of the week so we are not tempted to grab something unhealthy for us!


  63. We like to go for walks together as a family.

  64. Thomas Murphy says:

    We go for walks every night after dinner.

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  66. maria cantu says:

    We try to exercise everyday.

  67. alot of water and fruit

  68. Ellie Wright says:

    I try to feed my family healthy meals, and incorporate exercise into our daily routines.

  69. Ellie Wright says:
  70. The healthy routine tip that works for me and my family is to take vitamins in the mornings every day.

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    I stay healthy by starting each day with a healthy, high fiber fruit smoothie for breakfast

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