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Happy & Healthy You in 2016!

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As the New Year begins, we are all looking for ways to turn over a new leaf and improve our happiness and wellbeing. While many people focus on losing weight, changing jobs or getting fit, we question why everyone thinks things need to drastically change every January 1st in order to be happier? Isn’t there a way for us to be happy all year long, without having to have a re-start every year?

To find out the top 5 habits of happy and healthy people, we spoke to family Doctor and creator of holistic blog, @ebbbndflow, Dr. Mariam Ketait for her advice.

  1. Eat often: keep your metabolism running. Drink 8-11 glasses of water. Your body is your temple – make sure you take care of it!
  1. Gratitude: start your day with a list of things you are grateful for and end it with recapping the things that made you smile.
  1. Surround yourself with those who inspire you: you are the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with the most. Make sure your company is one that excites you and inspires your mind to expand. And remember: small minds discuss people, medium minds discuss events and great minds discuss ideas.
  1. Get moving: count your steps, jog, run or find your own workout routine, just make sure it’s fun! As that way it will be sustainable.
  1. Laugh, giggle and smile: remember that happiness is contagious! Make it a habit to find joy in your daily rituals, at work and with others…making others smile counts too!

By making simple changes to our every day rituals, being more grateful and generally having a more positive outlook on life, we can start to see a change in our happiness. Positive thoughts and a happy mentality lead to healthier people! We attract negativity if we have negative thoughts, which can in turn affect our health and wellbeing, so make sure you start your January off by following the above simple tips and soon you will see the difference in your outlook on life! 2016 is the year to BE HAPPY!


Dr. Mariam Ketait,
Holistic Family Physician

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