Practical Lifestyle Tips

Did you know that there are some basic healthy lifestyle tips that you can follow to make the biggest difference in your life? Living healthily may sound complicated at times — fitness, nutrition, hormones, sleep, relationships, meditation, supplements, not to mention the barrage of information coming at us from the Internet — but there are a handful of steps to take to sustain a healthy lifestyle for years to come. And the best news is that these steps are easy to add to your routines, keeping healthy as simple as possible.


Did you know that just the act of smiling can improve your mood? “Laughter is the best medicine,” it’s true, but if your workday is too stressful for a good belly laugh, just smile.

  • Each time you go to the restroom at work, use that time as a reminder to smile, whether it’s at yourself in the mirror or at a coworker in the hallway.
  • When life has drained you, spend an evening watching a funny movie or TV show, or read a book that’s guaranteed to give you the giggles.
  • Find comedians you enjoy on YouTube, and instead of complaining with your coworkers over lunch, listen to some funny stories and jokes; you’ll feel better for it.


Keeping fit doesn’t always mean spending an hour a day at the gym. It doesn’t necessarily mean running a marathon, rushing through high intensity interval training (HIIT), standing on your chin in yoga, or any other fitness achievements that sound like superhuman feats. If you can do all — or any! — of those things, all the more credit to you. For the rest of us humans, there are some small ways to fit more activity into our days:

  • Play with your pet more than normal; play fetch with your dog or drag string through the house for your cat.
  • If you have small children, toss them into the air. You’ll enjoy their laughter, and your arms will get a little workout, too.
  • Take the stairs, park far away in the grocery lot, or climb a tree with your kids.


In an ideal world, finding 20 minutes in your day for meditation would be easy. In reality, there are schedules to keep up with. But meditation doesn’t really have any rules — it’s any moment that you take to be fully present. That sounds much easier than designing a corner of the house as a meditation sanctuary, right? Meditate while you

  • Wash the dishes
  • Commute to and from work
  • Cook dinner
  • Rock your toddler to sleep
  • Vacuum the carpet
  • Repair the car


When we make healthy habits simple, we make those habits much more sustainable. Going from no physical activity to a marathon, or changing from fast food on a daily basis to the ketogenic diet, are admirable goals, but not everyone can immediately keep up that drastic of a change. Keep these tips in mind, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle!

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Podcasts to Inspire Healthy Living

Did you know that podcasts are becoming more and more popular? In 2018, 48 million people listened to podcasts on a weekly basis. This figure is 6 million more than 2017. Compare this to NFL Sunday Night Football, one of the most-watched television programs, which has 20 million viewers.

Are you one of the 48 million people who listen to podcasts every week? We definitely count ourselves in that statistic — we love podcasts! From current events, to science or math, to arts; from thoughtful to hilarious; from informative to entertaining; there’s something for everyone to learn.

Below are a few of our favorite health podcasts. Are any of these your favorites, too?


Color Can Heal Your Life! Podcast with Dr. Deanna Minich

In this podcast, Dr. Deanna Minich interviews experts in the field of functional medicine and health. Her variety topics include color therapy, nutrition, sound healing, migraines, community, and creativity. Her informative discussions focus on all the positives of healthy living and its far-reaching impacts on our lives, our loved ones, and our communities.


Smart People Podcast

In the Smart People Podcast, interviewers Chris Stemp and Jon Rojas speak with experts about stress, the Wim Hof method, finances, family life, creative approaches to success, and more. As we know, health is about more that exercising and fitness — it’s about gratitude and peace with ourselves, our loved ones, and our lifestyles — and this podcast provides listeners with the tools to do exactly that.


Run to the Top

Stephanie Atwood (and previously Sinéad Haughy) interview experts in running, health, and tech to learn the tips and tricks that are key to sustaining a positive running lifestyle. If you’re not a runner, don’t worry. There is much advice in this podcast that applies to all walks of life, whether athletically, healthily, or professionally.


The Coach Jenny Show

The Coach Jenny Show is also running-based, but the interviews broaden to topics like the Appalachian Trail, cycling with e-bikes, hydration advice, nutrition, and even the egoscue method. If you’re encouraged by listening to stories of people who have thrived while facing difficult circumstances, this podcast is for you!


The Melissa Ambrossini Show

Melissa Ambrossini is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in Australia and is the author of Mastering Your Mean Girl. Her self-help message is full of positivity, so if you’re having a rough day at work, tune in for an Australian accent and encouraging message. Her podcast includes conversations about gut health, visualization, EMF, trials, relationships, and mindsets. Let us know what you think!


The Ultimate Health Podcast

Dr. Jesse Chappus (a chiropractor) and Marni Wasserman (a nutritionist) discuss the ultimate health topics with experts in the field. From nutrition to emotional health to spring cleaning, Jesse and Marni use their backgrounds and their interviewees’ experiences to bring health theories into the practical application of healthy living.


More Healthy Living at Nature’s Trail Wellness Center

For more information about growing your own healthy lifestyle, schedule an appointment with us at Nature’s Trail Wellness Center! Our naturopathic doctor and certified therapeutic massage therapist are eager to help you achieve vitality.



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