30 Lessons for 30: Health Lessons

4 days into my 30 Lessons for 30 series! And while I’ve already covered a wide variety of topics, there is still a lot I want to say.  After some serious consideration I wanted to talk Health Lessons today.

Now this may seem like a broad subject- and it is.  As a result my Health Lessons vary in topic but all share one commonality: being the healthiest version of one’s self.  Some of these lessons I knew theoretically and didn’t really learn until I had to apply them to my own life.  In other cases I watched people I know follow (and not follow) these tips and it had a profound impact on the outcome of their situation.

Hopefully these reminders will be good for you too- after all, how can we be the best versions of ourselves if we don’t do our best to care for ourselves?

Health LessonsHealth Lessons:

1)  Food can be your greatest friend or your greatest enemy.  Just like the old adage says, you are what you eat.  So eat whole, eat local and eat organic as much as possible.

2)  Drink lots and lots of water.  I know.  You’ve heard it a million times.  But remember drinking water not only hydrates you it also helps with physical functions.  Moreover, drinking water ensures that you aren’t drinking sugar and calorie filled beverages.

3)  Stay active.  Hate the gym?  Fine.  But that isn’t an excuse to sit around all day.  Find an activity and do it.  Your body needs activity to work at its optimum level.

4)  Sleep.  Oh gosh- someone needs to tell me to take my own advice on this one.  But seriously, your body needs sleep in order to recover from all the stressors it is put through.

5)  Be your own medical advocate!  Don’t trust others to make all the decisions, be informed and partake in the conversation.

6)  Don’t forget your mind.  It should be just as much a priority as physical health.  Take care of your mind and don’t take on more than you can handle.  Just like your body needs time to recharge, so does your mind.  So find something you do just for you.


Those are my Health Lessons!  Again, I’d love to know: what would you add to this list?


Other 30 Lessons for 30 topics include: Relationship Lessons, Fashion and Beauty Lessons and Career Lessons.  Make sure to check them out!


  1. Happymother says:

    I love Meditation, once a day and your brain feels relaxed. Every morning I do my Yoga exercise. I agree with all your lessons!

  2. Be your own medical advocate…so so so important!

  3. I love these! They are perfect!!! I have nothing to add, well said! And. . .I love seeing you in the pics. It makes me smile. .BIG and WIDE.

    But oh! I’m with happymother. ..when I’m meditating daily, I think I’m and totes my best self. That’s it!

  4. Such great tips!

    The Other Side of Gray

  5. I agree health is very important, and the only way to continue a balance life. I meditate, and do Pilates. Going for a nice walk, getting fresh air is also great to clear the mind. I should probably work on getting more sleep, as I’ve not had much lately during this busy time. Have a great weekend. xo/Madison

  6. Wonderful health lessons! Great advice.

  7. I so don’t drink as much water as I should. Some days I get a good amount but others I just don’t it’s a bad habit I need to break!

  8. These are all great tips, Alexis! The only one I would add is to take few minutes for yourself every day, clear your mind & breathe.

  9. Thanks Alexis, this sound elementary but we all need a reminder. Food can be your best friend or your worst enemy. I know this so well. I will remember your quote in order to make better decision. I may have a cupcake for instant gratification. You know it’s a cupcake. They’re warm and fuzzy feeling associated with that cupcake. But what is that cupcake doing to me in the long run? Hmm…. I need to stay away from the cupcake.

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