Alison Sweeney's 3 Pillars of Health

Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser

Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC

The Biggest Loser host shares her favorite wellness tips.

One of the most important things that we talk about on the show is that nutrition and fitness go hand-in-hand in helping people get healthy.

Health and happiness are not mutually exclusive. I believe it boils down to three pillars I call the Health Triangle: You want to put the healthiest food in your body so make it the easiest to grab. For example, put a bowl of freshly washed blueberries in the fridge so you can snack on those instead of reaching for the junk food.

1. Nutrition

You want to put the healthiest food in your body, so make that food the easiest to grab. For example, put a bowl of freshly washed blueberries in the fridge so you can snack on those instead of reaching for the junk food.

2. Exercise

Even if you don’t make it to a class, that doesn't mean that you should do nothing—there’s always something you can do. For instance, do some jumping jacks and crunches during the commercial break of your favorite TV show, go for a walk on your lunch break, do plank pose and squats before you hop in the shower. Don't let the whole day go by without being active, even in some small way.

3. Sleep

Don’t let stress or a busy schedule control your sleep. For years, even though I knew about the importance of sleep, I just never got enough and that’s why I teamed up with Sleep Number and am using their new SleepIQ technology to track and monitor my sleep. The technology works with the bed’s DualAir Technology so there is nothing to wear…all I do is sleep.

For more on Alison Sweeney, see the February 2015 issue of Live Happy magazine.

 

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