Are you doing all you can to live your best life?  Of course, we know it is important for us to do all we can to live our best life, but it is more than just eating nutritiously and exercising.  We also need to focus on our emotional and mental health. Having a positive self-image, upbeat attitude, and a healthy mental state are all important aspects of a good life. If you are trying to live a better life, we break down some of the best choices to help you to live cleaner, healthier and simpler.

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    PLAN YOUR MEALS

    After a long day of work, popping in a frozen TV dinner is an easy way have your meal without going through the hassle of cooking.  Most packaged foods are highly-processed, containing lots of sugar and preservatives. To avoid this, plan your meals for the week in advance. Cook in bulk and save the meals for the week or prepare simple, healthy food that requires few ingredients and less time.

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    ADD SOME GREENS

    Eating cleaner means adding more foods that come from the garden to your table.  Try starting your day off with a piece of fruit and incorporating more vegetables into your lunch and dinner. This will help you get vitamins and nutrients you might be missing from your other foods.

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    TRY MEDITATION

    Meditation does not require a visit to a mountain top. We can meditate almost anywhere. Taking 10 to 15 minutes out of your day to relax, collect your thoughts and slow it all down can improve your well-being and your overall outlook.  This technique can help with your focus and reduce your stress and anxiety.

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    GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

    Sleep is an underrated element of a healthy life.  This is the time when your body recharges from a long day and prepares for the next. Insufficient sleep is linked to a variety of health issues from depression to cardiovascular disease. Getting enough sleep helps your memory, focus and actually help you live longer.

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    STAY ACTIVE THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY

    We have all heard the phrase, "move it or lose it." Our bodies are meant to move. Whether you start your mornings off with a walk or take the stairs instead of the elevator, staying active throughout your day is important. Sitting for long periods of time can cause issues for your muscles and joints, as well as other problems. So any chance you get to move around, take it!