Our sole purpose at Utzy is to help you live a healthier lifestyle.

Our motto, “Supplement with Confidence” isn’t just a marketing quip; it's a promise to deliver the highest quality and most effective products possible.

Products that you can have confidence in.

At Utzy, we firmly believe that supplementing is a very important action towards overall wellness. Your body needs essential vitamins and minerals to function and flourish.

But supplements are just a piece of the health puzzle....

In addition to supplementation, there are other healthful habits and actions that you should do daily that will assist you on your journey to feeling better and having a more productive life.

Around here we refer to them as "The Seven Principles For Healthy Living".

Read on below...

 

1. Eat Food Convenient For You – Not Convenient Food

Hippocrates, known as the founder of medicine, was quoted as saying:

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"

This idea is just as true today.

Your diet is the foundation of your health.

Live by a “pay the grocer – not the doctor” mentality. Try to consume only REAL FOODS – organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes; as well as natural, pasture-raised, grass-fed meats.

Make sure to get enough daily fiber.

An excellent way to get quality food is by supporting your local organic farmers as much as possible. Eat high-quality foods. Eat until you're satisfied, and stop there.

 

2. Move it!

A sedentary lifestyle is a proven killer.

Get to the gym – and get your heart rate up. Try to get some form of exercise every day; this could be as simple as going for a walk on your lunch break.

While there are many different approaches to exercise, the biggest step is to simply do something. Park further away, take the stairs, look for small ways every day to move it!

 

3. Prioritize Sleep

Almost daily, we see in the news that millions of Americans have problems with sleep.

If you are one of them, make a commitment to getting better sleep.

You can try following our article on 10 sleep tips for your best night of rest.

We all need adequate amounts of restful sleep – health professionals recommend 7-8 hours a day.

Turn electronics off before bed so that you can wind down. Look for ways to eliminate unnecessary stress in your life and live at peace with others.

 

4. Reduce Toxic Load

Your "toxic load" is the amount of chemicals and toxins that your body has to process on a daily basis. Processing these pollutants is stressful on your body, so look for ways to reduce your load.

Some examples:

•Use natural green medicine as a first choice (rather than turning to harsh, synthetic drugs)

•Avoid using harmful household chemicals and cleaners

•Use clean beauty products on your skin and hair

•Drink plenty of water (this help to flush toxins out at a quicker rate)

Your body is resilient and able to process off toxins, so you don't have to live in fear. That being said, make sure to do your best to create a safe environment that lessens your exposure to toxins. 

5. Think Right (the brain-body connection)

It turns out that the old saying - “as a man thinketh so is he” - is true!

The gut-brain connection is a real thing, so work on having positive thoughts.

Live joyfully!

Science backs up the notion that laughter does a heart good. In fact, happiness and positivity are linked to a “wide variety of forms of well-being,” according to a recently published study (1).

A major key is to show gratitude toward the people who have benefited your life. Take thankfulness walks. Regularly count your blessings.

6. Live Relationally

Build a community of family and friends that you can rely on, and they you.

Having a "Do Unto Others" focus goes a long way to relational wholeness.

Living by the Golden Rule is a must in building meaningful relationships and a more positive outlook on life.

As an example, instead of going on a walk by yourself, invite a friend or family member long. You'll get the benefits of exercise along with the bonus of good company.

 

7. Create a Plan 

Without a plan, chances are you will fail. Address your problems, create a strategy to change, and find people that can assist you on your journey.

Creating a plan is the first step on your path to feeling more vibrant, and becoming healthier.

The first steps may include:

•Seeing that doctor for that physical you’ve been putting off

•hiring a trainer

•finding a good nutritionist

•and building a team to support you.

Start small and be consistent!

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The 7 principles listed above are foundational to our core beliefs of what is necessary to build a healthy lifestyle and future of wellness.

Think of ways to integrate them into your daily life. Doing so will help you to live your life to the fullest!

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Daniel Powers (co-founder of Utzy Naturals) is a health fanatic and writer. Obsessed with optimizing every aspect of life, he is passionate about teaching others how to live a healthier, happier life.

 

References:

(1). Cohn, M. A., Fredrickson, B. L., Brown, S. L., Mikels, J. A., & Conway, A. M. (2009). Happiness unpacked: Positive emotions increase life satisfaction by building resilience. Emotion9(3), 361–368. doi: 10.1037/a0015952