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Kickin’ It With Lifestyle Blogger Betsy Mitchell

by Cascade Ice on August 8, 2013

We are “Kickin’ It” this week with lifestyle blogger Betsy Mitchell. Betsy is the founder of The Dallas Socials, a hyper-local blog with everything you need to know about Dallas, Texas. From the best local shopping and events to local business and product reviews, the site has you covered. Betsy started the site in 2009 to help people get out of the house and involved in their city. Read on to learn what she has to say about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 
Founder of The Dallas Socials

Why is “healthy living” important to you?

Many people don’t realize the importance of healthy living. Healthy living is essential to maintaining long-term health and living a full life with no restrictions.

Who are your “healthy living” role models and why?

I’m not big into following or idolizing people who are famous. If I were to chose any role models, I would chose the working mom who is implementing a healthy lifestyle into her family’s lives and the father who teaches his kids the importance of working out. It would be the every day person who makes the time and effort to stay healthy, regardless of what is going on his or her live.

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time?

Steamed brussel sprouts and salad are so simple but very healthy and nutritious! I love this combination because it can be made within minutes.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Start slowly so you don’t burn yourself out from eating overly healthy in the beginning. Make small changes in your diet and your daily habits to make a healthy lifestyle change.

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely?

No! One bad meal won’t make you fat, just like one healthy meal won’t make you skinny. I don’t believe in completely restricting yourself from any food. You have to be smart about your choices.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness?

Healthy living is a combination of eating right, working out, getting enough sleep, etc. It truly is a lifestyle and many components play a role. Don’t let one bad day of eating or stress get you down. Healthy living isn’t always easy, so don’t give up!


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