9 Healthy Eating Habits to Live Over A Century, Say Dietitians

You don’t have to live in a blue zone to live over a century. “Blue zones” are known to have the densest population of people that live to be over 100—located in five different communities around the world. And yet, while these communities are known for being the healthiest and living the longest, the truth is, you don’t have to be a community member to reap the same benefits. While genetics do play a role in longevity, setting healthier habits also significantly increases your chances of living long enough to reach that three-digit number.

So what’s their secret? If you were to place a microscope on these communities, you would notice that their diets include a variety of real, whole foods. They also focus on eating at the table, sharing meals with others, and regularly moving their bodies.

But what’s exactly on their plates? We spoke with

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Here are 6 habits to become “that girl,” a TikTok trend

Do you want to become “that girl?” The girl who has her life together and manages to stay productive throughout the day? The girl who prepares healthy meals with whole, unprocessed foods? The girl who moves her body at the gym, outdoors or on a yoga mat in her living room to achieve physical fitness? The girl who studies hard and takes typewriter-esque, color-coordinated notes to review at the end of each lecture? The girl who reads for pleasure and finishes a novel each week? The girl who never misses a step in her morning and nightly self-care routine — managing to always look put together in a chic outfit, with her skin glowing and hair voluminous? 

What I just described is a controversial trend currently taking over TikTok and other social media platforms in which the idea is to transform into the best version of yourself. However, critics argue

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Healthy Habits: Meal prepping salads and the benefits for your health

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) -Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do to live a longer life, and swapping out one meal a day with a healthy salad can go a long way.

Everyone loves a good drive-thru lunch, but Dietitian Sarah Heinz at Sparrow Hospital says your heart doesn’t. And the grams of fat in a drive-thru meal can be higher than you think.

“So think of eating a stick of butter, next time you go through a drive-thru,” said Heinz

So instead, she says pre-prep a salad. These 4 salads below are filled with vitamins minerals and can increase the level of antioxidants in your blood. And this mason jar salad below can be made days in advance.

How to Pack the Perfect Salads in a Jar:

  • How do the greens not get soggy?

Start with the heaviest and most non-absorbent ingredients with the

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Healthy Habits for Kids in the New Year

Health is the culmination of physical, mental, and social wellbeing, influenced by our daily habits and interactions with others. It is no surprise that we develop a number of these habits and behaviors from a very young age, which can carry implications for the remainder of our lives. Children are malleable beings, therefore ensuring that we do right by them as parents, teachers, and coaches to encourage healthy habits and behaviors from the jump is of utmost importance.

What Are The Issues?

Children nowadays are confronted with different issues than they were in decades past, mainly by way of technology and social media. It is not uncommon to see an 8-year old with an iPhone or a middle schooler with an astronomical number of Instagram followers. Not only are the first or second generations of children growing up with this technology, but parents too are in the early stages of

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