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10 Health Tips For 2013: Eat More Fiber!

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Everyone makes a New Year's resolution to be healthier, but precious few actually follow through on it!

But what if there were simple ways you could improve your health?

Dietician Julieanna Hever says there are, and she has ten amazing tips for staying healthy in 2013!

Aim for more than 30 grams of fiber a day:

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines suggest an intake of 14 grams fiber per 1000 calories consumed daily. Diets high in fiber reduce your risk for cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Fiber keeps you full and lean and sustains steady energy. Foods highest in fiber include all beans, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Here is an example of how easy 50 grams of fiber looks in a 1600 calorie day:
   
Breakfast: 1 cup oatmeal with 1 cup blueberries an ¼ cup walnuts.
      
Lunch: 2 slices whole wheat bread with ½ cup hummus, ½ cup cucumber slices, and ½ cup tomato slices.

Dinner: 2 corn tortillas with 1 cup pinto beans, 1 cup brown rice, ½ cup salsa, and ½ cup guacamole.

Now that's a yummy and healthy way to eat!!

Check back with us every day for the rest of the year for more of the 10 Great Health Tips for 2013! Special thanks to Julieanna Hever!

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10 Health Tips For 2013: Bounce!

Filed under: FitnessHealthAdvice

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Everyone makes a New Year's resolution to be healthier, but precious few actually follow through on it!

But what if there were simple ways you could improve your health?

Dietician Julieanna Hever says there are, and she has ten amazing tips for staying healthy in 2013!

Here's one!

Bounce.

Stimulate your immune system by bringing on some bounce.

The lymphatic system is a network of organs, ducts, and vessels that works as a major player in your immune function. Lymph moves through the vessels, eliminating toxins, and dumping them into the bloodstream to be removed.

Unlike the circulatory system, there is no heart to pump the fluid through the body. Instead, muscle contractions propel this process. Pump up this activity by flexing or stimulating your muscles.

Use a rebounder (mini-trampoline), trampoline, a track, or even a forgiving surface and just gently (or, for the athletically-inclined, moderately) bounce.

Any plyometric movement (jumping, jogging, jacks, squat jumps, jump rope, etc.) helps enhance detoxification.

Nice tip! We think we know just the right Run DMC song to play while we try it!

Check back with us every day for the rest of the year for more of the 10 Great Health Tips for 2013! Special thanks to Julieanna Hever!

Follow her on Twitter HERE and pick up her rad-as-hell book HERE!!!

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