Hello there! My name is Joy and I am a dietitian and holistic health coach. Living a healthy life isn’t hard, in fact, it’s quite simple. I believe that local and organic foods, sunshine, and laughter are the best types of medicine. I believe that in order for our country to return to greater state of health, we must shift our diets to local, organic, and sustainably produced foods. I believe that exercise is anything that keeps your body moving; be it hiking, swimming, gardening, yoga, or whatever else you enjoy. You see, living healthy is more simple than you think.
I know that it can feel complicated when you hear about all of the different types of diets. There is low-carb, low-fat, paleo, primal, vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan, and more. Honestly, there are enough diet plans out there to make my head spin. In my experience, I have found that the best diet is simply eating traditional, home cooked, local and organic foods. You don’t have to count calories when your food doesn’t have any labels!
All of the exercise programs that are available can also feel overwhelming. There is high intensity interval training, crossfit, traditional body building, zumba, P90X, 30 day challenges, spin classes… Speaking of spin classes, is your head spinning as much as mine is!? With so many programs to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? Well, my advice is that you try whatever exercise programs / sports / athletic hobbies interest you, and pick the ones that are the most fun and the most effective.
You are not limited to traditional exercise programs either. Exercise simply means moving your body. If you like yoga, gardening, walking the beach- anything that gets your body moving on a consistent basis will improve your health.
I created this blog to teach people about the simple joy of living a healthy lifestyle. I plan to share tips from all areas of health and wellness. Keep up with my posts to see my favorite recipes, exercise programs, general health tips, and more!
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