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I always wondered - what exactly does this mean? Hmm, some say this is about living life to the fullest - whatever that means ohhhh! Others say go green - not sure where that fits into the equation.  

So here are my thoughts -
Living a Healthy Lifestyle is about eating a healthy well balanced diet, exercising daily, and getting regular routine checkups to minimize risks for diseases or other ailments.  

What are your thoughts? Does this also play a role in weight challenges?

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      Veggie wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • Living life to the fullest?  I’d phrase it more like living a Balanced life.

      I believe a healthy lifestyle is threefold:  Physical (as you mentioned plus getting enough rest), emotional (friends, family, community - we need others) and Spiritual (whatever that means to you - as long you don’t think it’s you estatic).

      Weight challenges, from what I understand, are not only from overeating.  Stress, inactivity, heredity.. also play a part in our weight gain and loss issues.

      When I was younger, I had a difficult time gaining weight.  It is NOT my problem any longer tongue out.  I can point to just about every one thing above as to my butt/gut/thigh/upper arm issues today.

      Going green as a way of living healthy?  I’d say yes, to a point.  Not really what we hear so much about today but more of just eating the right foods (fruits/veggies).  Using processed foods (chips & stuff) as an occasional treat (not the way most of us sometimes binge on them tongue out - guilty!

      When my kids were young & still, I hardly ever buy processed foods.  i.e. mac & cheese - I’ve always made my own.  Packaged meat & the like, I make myself @ home... today, I even make my own bread 98% of the time.  Even @ Easter, I would fill my kids baskets with new summer outfits, fruits and just a few candies... I wasn’t a total Grinch ohhhh.

      However, when they were old enough to start getting allowances, keeping the candy away from them got tough!

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      Marlene McCray wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • Living a healthy life starts with the mind. A healthy lifestyle will happen if one stop focusing on the size of their problems but the size of their potential. It has worked for me!

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