The Healthy Lifestyle Pledge !!!

DAY 1:
Start your day the healthy way! Warm lime water on an empty stomach early in the morning helps stimulate the gastrointestinal tract. Digestion improves, heartburn is reduced and it improves the immune system.

DAY 31:
Posture is the position you maintain while standing, sitting or lying down. You have good posture when your position creates the least amount of strain on supporting muscles and ligaments when you move or perform weight-bearing activity. Maintaining good posture may help you avoid new health problems. Proper posture reduces abnormal wear and tear on joint surfaces, which can lead to arthritis. It also reduces stress on ligaments that connect spinal joints. Good posture helps you avoid developing an abnormal permanent position, which can cause spinal disk problems and constricted blood vessels and nerves.

DAY 30:
Kids love colors and some of the most nutritious foods come in all the colors of the rainbow. Help kids learn the fun of coloring their plate with all the healthy and tasty colors of fruits and vegetables.

DAY 29:
Eat when hungry.  Stop when satisfied.  Mindful eating is an effortless way to cut back on calories and get closer to your weight loss goal. Portion control is a key player when it comes to balanced nutrition.

DAY 28:
Carbohydrate juices are high in added sugar, which is linked to an increased risk of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and obesity when consumed in excess of low carb.
Using sugar to sweeten foods and beverages isn't a healthy practice, particularly on a low-carb diet.

DAY 27:
The human eye is an incredible organ, capable of a wide variety of tasks. A prolonged screen usage can be seriously detrimental to eye health, Mobile culture is drastically reducing the amount of long-distance focusing.

DAY 26:
A quick boost of alertness, experts say a 10-to-20-minute power nap is adequate for getting back to work in a pinch

DAY 25:
Plan a regular meal schedule and do your best to stick with it. Since life often intervenes when it comes to routines, make a habit of carrying a healthy snack with you at all the times.

DAY 24:
Food labels help us understand what’s in packaged foods.  We all have different nutritional needs, that varies with current health state, age, gender, and energy requirements. The nutrition label allows us to choose products that suit our health needs and goals.

DAY 23:
Make sure to use a moisturizer daily.  Not using a moisturizer could lead to deeper wrinkles. When the skin barrier is compromised, which is what we see when it becomes dry, there's actually a low-grade chronic inflammation that occurs in the skin.

DAY 22:
Filling your diet with junk food causes an array of problems in your body. Junk food is often high in sugar, fats and calories providing very few nutrients.

DAY 21:
Physical exercise is one of the most effective methods for reducing anger and stress. Physical exercise provides you with an opportunity to release your emotions. Exercise can help to reduce stress levels by increasing your body's production of endorphin's, which are natural "feel-good" neurotransmitters that promote feelings of well-being. The next time you feel stressed or angry, try going for a run or a walk.

DAY 20:
One daily serving of green leafy vegetables, lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease by 11 percent.  Leafy vegetables are ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories. They are useful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat.

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DAY 19:
Benefits of talking therapy :  Talking therapies can help all sorts of people in lots of different situations. You may also hear them referred to as talking treatments or psychological therapies.  Talking therapies work just as well whether you're old or young, male or female. Your educational background makes no difference either.  Talking therapy is for anyone who's going through a bad time or has emotional problems they can't sort out on their own.  For many adults, they may be the same or more effective than medication.

DAY 18:

Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it's important to rehydrate by drinking fluids.

DAY 17:
The blue light emitted by screens on cell phones, computers, tablets, restrain the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep/wake cycle or circadian rhythm. Reducing melatonin makes it harder to fall and stay asleep. 

DAY 16:
One of the major disadvantages of sitting on a chair for long hours is that it affects the blood circulation of our body, mainly the circulation of the pelvic area and the lower limb area get affected. The weight of sitting affects the hip area and the surrounding organs due to the pressure of sitting for long hours. Improper blood circulation is not at all good as it can further result in many other major problems.

Make sure to take a break every 20 minutes.

DAY 15:

Salads composed from even a few ingredients make a nutrient-rich meal. The greens alone have calcium, iron, potassium and B vitamins.  This will provide you a host of powerful antioxidants which will protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.

DAY 14:

Walking is a great Cardio Exercise. It lowers the levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. A brisk 30-minute walk every day helps to prevent and control the high blood pressure that causes strokes, reducing the risk by up to 27 percent.

DAY 13:

Walking is a great way to stay active and improve your fitness, without the added intensity that other exercise forms bring, so almost anyone can do it at any age and any fitness level. 

DAY 12:

Fried foods are high in fat, calories, and often salt. The process of frying is known to alter the quality and increase the caloric content of food. Also, fried foods may influence risk of these diseases through several key risk factors: obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

DAY 11:
Children can also pick up on their parents' attitudes about food. As role models, parents need to make sure they're demonstrating a healthy attitude toward food so their children do, too. 

DAY 10:
Excess sugar consumption has been associated with many serious diseases, including obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Eating a lot of added sugar (fructose) can cause deposition of fat in the liver and lead to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, as well.

DAY 9:
Caffeine and nicotine which are the main elements in cigarettes and coffee, respectively, are stimulants and therefore impedes sleep. These can cause insomnia and interfere with restorative sleep. Try cutting back on your consumption and you might find yourself sleeping easier

DAY 8:
Fruits and vegetables provide health benefits and are important for the prevention of illnesses. Fruits and vegetables contain a variety of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

DAY 7:

Sleep plays an important role in physical health.  Sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels.

DAY 6:
If you eat too close to bedtime, especially if you eat high-fat foods, you might experience bloating that can make it difficult to sleep soundly. Food before bed can also lead to discomfort if you have gastrointestinal reflux disease. 

DAY 5:
Omega-3 fatty acids may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis.

DAY 4:

Natural light boosts your body’s vitamin D storage, leads to higher productivity, benefits vision, & better sleep.

DAY 3:
Eating dinner together as a family provides the opportunity for conversation. This lets parents teach healthy communication without distractions from smart phones, television, computers, and mobile devices which can be substantial for child development as well. 

DAY 2:
Research shows that as little as 30 minutes of exercise per day can boost our general health and well-being.