7 healthy habits anyone could do (recommended by dietitians)

Finding the truth among the false information and fad diets can be tricky.  I’m all about keeping it simple at What About Health?. I asked seven dietitians to share their top tip for healthy eating, and they delivered!

Do you do any of these tips already? Maybe pick one and start making a small change this week. Remember, all it takes is small sustainable changes – that’s what really leads to lifelong habits (no crash diets here!).

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Just a little bite

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Whenever I go to a friend’s place, to work or church, I am bombarded with snacks – and not the good kind! Anything from chips, chocolate, lollies, baked goods, cheese or even pizza. You get the idea.

At home, there are healthy options available at the drop of a hat. But when I’m out, it’s a whole different story.

So often our ‘self-control’ gets a workout! I can’t fathom how ‘just one piece’ turned into ‘half a block’ of chocolate – eaten by myself (whoops). We make excuses for ourselves, ‘It’s been a bad day’ or ‘I’ve been really good this week, I deserve one piece – that won’t hurt’.

And one piece won’t. But so often for me, it’s never just one piece. So here are some ways I try to eat healthy while I’m out. Continue reading…

The Wonders of Water

It’s UN-World Water Day and while this may be insignificant to many of us, it reminds us how amazing water is! We have access to safe, clean drinking water straight from our taps. That’s something we simply cannot take for granted.

But water can often seem boring and make us feel guilty for not drinking enough of it! But it’s vital to stay hydrated.

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Why we’re asking the question

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After months, if not years, we have been discussing health, nutrition, fitness and life!  We (Tara and Lana) are sisters and we have decided to team up to share our thoughts and experiences with others, and document our journey being healthy students together.

What are we doing?

We hope to share our knowledge of health, nutrition and fitness. We hope that you may learn something new, but also hope to encourage you to live healthy as we attempt to!

Being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated, it doesn’t need to involve a bunch of “superfoods” with strange names and sky-high prices, it doesn’t require hours and hours of sweat, blood and tears. Being healthy should be enjoyed by everyone..

What about health?

Strange name, right? It’s a question that we have started asking ourselves as our lives have changed over the past few years.

For the first time in a long time, our weeks look strangely similar again. We both have husbands working full time, we are hitting the books every day, and those households won’t run themselves. Is it possible to juggle all these things and be healthy? You betcha!

Regardless of what season of life we (or you) are in, the question should always be: What about health?

So… what’s the answer?

What do we mean when we use the word health? We both firmly believe that being healthy is not focusing on the number on those scales, or being skinny, or restricting yourself so much that food loses all joy.

Being healthy is about keeping your body nourished well so that you can get the best out of life for as long as you can. This means putting the right fuel into your body, finding ways to keep active and looking after yourself so that you can be in the best position to love and care for others.

We’re both passionate about doing this ourselves, and inspiring others to do the same. With Lana’s nutrition and dietetic knowledge, and Tara’s journalism and blogging experience, we hope that sharing our perspective and journey will help you to see that not only is health important, it’s also fun.

What to expect

We will be dispelling common myths about health, sharing some of the ways that we approach and think about taking care of ourselves and our families, and encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and make small changes for long term benefits.

God gave us bodies that can work in amazing ways when we look after them properly. So now is the time to start asking the question – what about health?

What do you think makes someone healthy?

Photo: Fruit Salad by Didriks