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How Times Are Changing And 5 Life Tips

Living healthy in this era of trans fats and artificial foods is more of a challenge than it was in the past. Our grandparents are living to be 100 years old simply because when they were young, they didn't violate their bodies with toxins, synthetic chemicals, Twinkies, and everything else that tastes good in life!

They ate a steady diet of vegetables, fruits, and other whole foods that our bodies were meant to digest. It'll be quite interesting to take a look ahead 20-30 years and see if the average lifespan has decreased, which many are betting it will. It makes sense - as only in the last 20 years or so have we had the luxury of divulging in junk foods on a daily basis. The biggest sign that something is wrong with this scenario is the fact that in today's world, it's cheaper to eat junk then it is healthy. And Congress wonder's why there is an obesity problem?

Here are a few fun tips that will guide you on your path to living well, among other things. There are many more, but this is a good start. Make sure to check out all of our other articles about how you can start living a better life!

1. Eating collard greens to symbolize dollars, and black eyed peas to represent coins, is a New Yearís Day tradition in the US South. Itís thought to bring you luck and good fortune through out the coming year.

2. Take up a new hobby, such as hiking, skiing, swimming, or something else that gets the heart rate going. Better yet, get the whole family involved, and you'll not only have more to do, but you'll get healthy at the same time!

3. Look for the gold whole grain stamp on packaging to spot healthy food sources. Aim for at least three servings of whole grains daily - it really will make a difference!

4. Enter an ICE (in case of an emergency) listing in the address book of your cell phone. Place the ICE acronym next to a person who can assist emergency workers if any important medical decisions need to be made.

5. Discover the peppadew. This South African sweet pepper adds a spicy kick to sandwiches, salads, and salsa and looks like a seedless cherry tomato. It also contains some great antioxidants that are very good for you!

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