It seems that no matter where you look today, there's information encouraging everyone to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Obesity is a major concern. Adopting healthy eating habits in conjunction with a more active lifestyle is a beneficial plan that can improve your overall health. 

After reading and hearing a wealth of information promoting healthy living, you may want to get on board with the healthy living lifestyle. However, breaking old habits can be difficult and looking for excuses to delay changing your habits is quite typical. You may think eating healthy will be more expensive, or that preparing healthy meals and snacks will be too time consuming. You'll find that those excuses won't work once you discover the frugality of buying nuts and dried fruits in bulk at wholesale prices and the convenience of pre-packaged healthy snacks.

Nuts have many health benefits. Specific benefits are attributed to certain varieties but in general, nuts help lower cholesterol, are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, can help prevent diabetes and can actually help you with a weight loss plan. Nuts are high in fiber, which makes you feel fuller and eat less.

One major step in improving your eating habits is to break the habit of consuming unhealthy snacks. It is actually advisable to eat small snacks during the day. The key is to choose healthy snacks. You can easily create blends of nuts and dried fruits to appeal to your taste buds by ordering a supply of nuts and fruits in bulk and experimenting with various mixtures. Assisting children with their own creative blends will make them more eager to choose healthy snacks instead of unhealthy options.

Exercise is also a part of the healthy lifestyle plan. Hiking, biking, walking and workouts at the gym are just a few ways to increase your level of physical activity. Trial mix is a popular, easy to carry snack. You can make your own, or purchase trail mix bags in bulk at wholesale prices so that you always have a constant supply ready to stash in your back pack, gym bag or pocket.

Transitioning from unhealthy and sedentary to healthy and active can be a more pleasant experience when you include delicious snacks of nuts and dried fruit in the plan. It's almost as if those delicious snacks are your reward, when actually they are a key factor in achieving your goal.