We often talk about living a healthy lifestyle or building healthy habits, but what does this actually look like in practice?
This depends on what being healthy means to you.
For some people, this might be eating fewer low nutrient and highly processed foods and increasing their fruit and veggie intake, or for others it might mean reducing their restriction and incorporating some more lower nutrient foods that would normally be like “off limits” to them.
It could mean that you have the fitness and energy to run around with your kids, or it could mean being able to run a marathon.
There are some criteria or factors that would indicate a healthy lifestyle, such as quality sleep, regular fruit and vegetable intake, regular physical activity, and limiting alcohol intake. But what this means in practice will look different for everyone.
We aren’t competing in the health Olympics, where you can be awarded a gold medal for being the healthiest, by meeting a set of objective criteria.
It depends on context, what’s important to you and how you want to live your healthiest life.