We all know that eating a healthy diet is important, and we all know that exercising is something we should do almost daily. However, very few of us eat a really healthy diet, or exercise. That said, exactly how do we go about in living a healthy lifestyle, and how do we make it easier for ourselves?

Eat a Plant Based Diet

[irp posts=”935″ name=”Is Your Faux Fur Fake?”]It may seem like a no brainer, but plant-based food are healthy for you. Evidence has shown time and time again from The Nurses Health Study, The China Study, Harvard, and the Adventist Health Studies, to name a few, that eating a full vegan diet (devoid of animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy) is a diet beneficial in preventing and even reversing major killers like heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

The World Health Organization just recently called processed meat a carcinogen, and red meat a “possible carcinogen.” It has also been known that chicken cooked at high temperatures, like that seen in fast food, contains a known carcinogen. Eggs and cheese are filled with unhealthy saturated fats, and fish contains enough mercury for it to be considered unsafe for pregnant women.

Taking all of that into consideration and more day to day, it just makes sense to eliminate these products, and just eat a well planned whole foods plant-based diet.

Get Plenty Of Exercise

The best way to get exercise is by doing a variety of workouts, but make sure they are workouts that you can stick with long term, and that motivates you. Some people do great with Yoga, which is a calming workout that helps to stabilise your body and train your core. While others may be able to stick with something like strength training and build large muscles. Regardless of your dominant workout, make sure you include some kind of cardio workout, with some kind of muscle training workout.

Diet is only half of the battle when it comes to health. Since sedentary behaviour has been linked to health problems, it is best to combine them in order to achieve your best health. This also helps to combat the stereotypes that vegans are all frail and skinny people. Use your diet to it’s fullest extent, and become the person you want to be.