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The Best Healthy Living Advice I’ve Ever Gotten


I hope you’ve excused my absence, sweet readers. I’ve spent the last week trying to organize a move, which has taken most of my time. As anyone who’s moved can imagine, a lot of things get put on the backburner when a move takes place!

Unfortunately, one of those items on the “backburner” checklist has been working out and eating healthy. I missed an entire week at the gym, which — at first — left me feeling pretty guilty (not that moving entirely over-packed boxes isn’t a workout, but…still) and my healthy eating went to crap. Until this week, I’d been living off whatever survived the move and the nearest restaurants.

Some of it wasn’t pretty.

However, not too long into the moving process I was reminded of some of the best advice I’ve ever received when it comes to getting active and eating healthy:

“You wouldn’t slash all of your tires just because one of them went flat.”

Pretty simple, but it packs a pretty powerful punch.

If your tire goes flat, you replace it and keep going.

Remember, whenever you get off track — for whatever reason — there’s no sense in feeling guilty and giving up altogether. You can ALWAYS get back on track. Change your tire (whatever got you OFF track) and get moving again!

What’s some of the best healthy living advice you’ve ever received? Share with others in the comments below and let’s all help each other stay on track!

The Best Healthy Living Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2015). The Best Healthy Living Advice I’ve Ever Gotten. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 13, 2020, from


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