Living A Happy Healthy Life!

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Living a Happy Life "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going get."� I believe that this saying is not true at all because you can choose what type of life you are going to lead. I think that to be a happy, healthy person, you need to be able to make your own choices and not take what ever comes your way. Everybody's life has many facets. In order to live a happy, healthy life you need to make wise decisions and good choices. Wise decisions and good choices include balance between the many facets in your life. Some choices are daily exercise, a healthy diet and balancing friends and school.

Making the choice to exercise on a daily basis makes you a happier and healthier person. Exercise on a daily basic doesn't mean that you have to join a formal exercise program. Just walking over to your friend's house or going swimming can be part of your daily exercise.

I have chosen to figure skate and dance as part of my exercise. I didn't choose to skate and dance because it was exercise, but because it is something that I enjoy. To make exercise a daily part of your life, you need to discover an activity that you enjoy.

Avoid routine snacking on junk food and find some healthy snacks that you enjoy like fruit and raw vegetables. It is really not hard to eat healthy every day. The Canada Food Guide is a good place to start. If you eat a healthy amount of all of the food groups, you are off to a great start. In eating healthy, you will feel good and you will also have the energy you need to get the amount of exercise you need.

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