Healthy Living

Important things to remember about our health:

Calories in VS Calories out – Burning more than we consume will help to lose the unwanted weight

Tips below from Integrative Nutrition:

We recognize that everyone is different! There is no single diet or wellness approach that is going to work for everyone, and that’s ok. In fact, an increasing amount of research supports this approach, and it has even been recognized by the newest U.S. Dietary Guide

Primary Food
As mentioned above, true health is about much more than food. You can eat all the leafy greens you want but if don’t like your job, are unfulfilled by your relationships, or are lacking daily movement or other forms of self-care, then you will be undernourished in life. Primary Food is the concept that nutrition, career, relationships, spirituality, fitness, and pursuing your passions play an equal role in creating wellness and should all be addressed when exploring health. This concept is so important and popular that Joshua Rosenthal, wrote a book about it!

Fitting Out

Stop playing it safe and let your real self shine, be different, challenge the conventional thinking about wellness in your community, and do the things that make your heart sing. Not only will this feel more authentic to you, but you just might inspire those around you as well.

You know what else is good for you once in a while? Indulgence, fun, and pleasure! Sometimes being a little bad just feels so good, doesn’t it? We believe in balance and that means letting loose once in a while so you can simply enjoy yourself and feed your soul. 90/10 is a helpful reminder that if you eat wholesome foods and take good care of yourself 90% of the time, then your body can handle a cookie or a glass of wine from time to time. The point of wellness is not to adhere to anything so strictly that all the joy is sucked out of life. As long as you’re wellness-oriented the majority of the time, then you deserve to relax and indulge on occasion too.

Eat Real Food

When it comes to eating is all about whole, unprocessed foods. We encourage students to eat seasonally, explore a diverse diet of different colors and textures, including vegetables and fruit, grains, different sources of protein, legumes, nuts, and seeds. It really doesn’t matter if you’re an omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, macrobiotic, Mediterranean, gluten-free, dairy-free or any combination of the above.


Healthy Skoop Plant-Based Nutrition

11 Basic Guidelines for General Health and Longevity Infographic

A healthy lifestyle is essential to achieving optimal wellbeing and longevity. This infographic, “11 Basic Guidelines for General Health and Longevity,” gives you useful tips to help you live a long and healthy life.