Keys to a Healthy Lifestyle

Feel Better, Live Longer and Reduce Stress

When aiming for health and fitness in our lives, we should avoid a quick fix or an instant gratification mentality. We should approach health and fitness as a lifestyle, incorporating good habits over time and allowing ourselves to make these habits a part of our daily lives. See diet and exercise from a new perspective. View it as lifestyle that will improve you from the surface, right down to a cellular level. Know that the vital nutrients and hydration that provide cells with the properties that they need will give you a quality of life and longevity. Know that you made a difference in the strength and integrity of your own cells so much so that you prolonged your life and the quality of that life.

Balance is a big part of a healthy lifestyle. Don’t allow yourself to fall back into the traps of bad habits that will detract from your healthy lifestyle. We are a driven society, especially here in America. Part of making a life for ourselves is to make the correct choices in our lives in regards to having a balance in our lives. We often get so caught up in our work that we forget other important aspects that require our time and attention such as faith, family, friends, food, water, love, and hobbies, just to name a few. First and foremost, it is necessary to take care of ourselves so that we are our best version of ourselves for others. Hydrate, eat the correct foods at the correct times, and get some quality exercise in each day. You would be shocked to know how many people need reminding of these simple tasks, especially hydration. Together with hydration, diet is also often overlooked in our fast-paced society. The rate at which people consume fast food still amazes me. Even after being diagnosed with such ailments as high cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, fatty liver, kidney dysfunction, and countless digestive disorders, some people still eat fast food on a daily basis. When the body gives warning signs such as these ailments, isn’t time to change one’s lifestyle? Learn to prepare your meals in advance to help you avoid fast food and begin to rid yourself of the poisons that you were putting into your body. In addition to hydration and diet, set a daily goal to accomplish 30-60 minutes of exercise. You’ll begin to look forward to your daily exercise not only for the physical benefits, but also for the mental and emotional balance that it brings. It’s the most natural way to relieve stress in a fast-paced society.

Begin to balance these things in your daily routine and you’ll see how making a living will coincide with making a life. You’ll see and feel the difference in your productivity, in your relationships with others, and in your overall well-being. It’s these three simple changes in your life that can put you on the path to a healthy lifestyle.

John M. DiFazio II

John M. Di Fazio II is a nutrition consultant, a personal trainer, and a massage therapist and has over 25 of experience working in the fitness industry. He was employed by Gold's Gym for 13 years and in 2005 co-founded Remedy Fitness, a unique fitness establishment located in East Setauket, New York. While in the employ of Gold’s Gym, he was recruited into Nutritionalysis, a nutrition company based in Venice Beach, California that specialized in individualized nutrition programs, and received his certification. Excelling in the field, his clientele grew by thousands. While establishing such a full clientele in nutrition and personal training, John also graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and also graduated from the New School for Holistic Health & Research in Long Island, New York with a degree and a New York State license for massage therapy. For more information, visit

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