How to Live a Fulfilling and Colorful, Vibrant Life as You Age
We are living in a day in age where health & wellness are shifting from being a trend to becoming part of people’s lifestyle. One thing that we are starting to learn is that health isn’t just about the food we put in our bodies, but the ways that you find purpose. We can live fun and colorful lives by incorporating balance. Studies show that finding purpose can significantly improve your life and even add 7 additional years onto it. At HueTrition, we know this lifestyle is important which is why our nationally-recognized wellness program promotes eating colorful, wholesome fruits and vegetables, combined with an active lifestyle. We provide nutritional guides for families & kids, online expert consults, cooking classes, plant-based recipes, and fun web apps to promote colorful living. Life doesn’t have to be just filled with work, we deserve to have fun as adults, even if we don’t live to be 100.
It turns out that there are groups of people who are successfully living their lives this way, feeling fulfilled daily and even living to be over 100 years old. These people are a part of the Blue Zones founded by Dan Buettner, who is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author.
Dan Buettner identified the five original blue zones as:
- Okinawa, Japan
- Sardinia, Italy
- Nicoya, Costa Rica
- Ikaria, Greece
- Loma Linda,
These are the places in the world with the healthiest, longest-living populations. Have you ever wondered what is allowing these people to live long, happy and fulfilled lives? There are 9 common factors between these communities that is referred to as the “Power 9®.” https://www.bluezones.com/2016/11/power-9/
This is essentially saying we should incorporate natural movement into our daily routine, have a good outlook on life, eat wisely and connect with others. At the end of the day, food is fuel and incorporating all of these into our daily lives will allow us to live more colorfully.
HueTrition creates a healthy lifestyle change that lasts. It is NOT a diet, but if you or your family have been struggling to eat enough fruits and vegetables, if you are wondering how to shift to a more plant-based way of eating, or if you just want some new ideas to incorporate nutritious color into you lifestyle, this is a great book for you! You’ll learn how to substitute your snacks and side dishes with colorful vegetables. The more you do this, the more you’ll notice improvements in your energy levels and weight—but more importantly, you’ll be on your way to fool-proofing yourself against chronic disease (coupled with regular physical activity, of course)! At HueTrition, we divide these foods into 5 categories, grouped by color: blue/purple, red, green, yellow/orange, and white. Dividing fruits and vegetables by color provides an easy way to incorporate nutrient needs and health benefits into our diet. You should aim to consume one of each of the 5 colors every day. Please make sure to check out our book which also serves as a guide to children. Within the second half of the book, you’ll find a story you can read to your children: one that invites them into the world of choosing food through color. We also encourage you to check out HuePets, a fun way to encourage kids to eat fruits and vegetables by turning healthy eating into a game. It is important to get kids excited about eating fruits and vegetables, because the choices they make at a young age can shape choices for the rest of a child’s life.
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