By Ashley D March 2013 Everybody wants to know the secret to health tricks that work fast! How can we stay looking young and fit? FW thought we should interview a holistic nutritionist to find out the real facts. We asked Shelly Purchase, a certified nutritional practitioner, what the typical myths that people believe and use every day to stay healthy. One of the number one rules in maintaining a healthy body is to drink lots of water throughout the day. When given the option to take the escalator or stairs, always take the stairs. Every bit of exercise that you can fit into your day will benefit you in the long run. When practised correctly, hot yoga is an amazing activity to practise in the prevention of many health issues. Our skin is the biggest elimination organ we have, so sweating everyday helps us keep looking flawless. She further explains that even though most people think cooking with oils are the healthy, very little are aware that oil becomes trans fat when heated, so butter is in fact the healthier version. However, oil is still great to use drizzled on salads as opposed to pre-made dressings. Health food stores carry far better choices than Shoppers Drug Mart or Wal-Mart. Yes, it may be more expensive, but you need the best products if you want to be your best self. There are a couple things to look for when shopping around: absorption rate, which tells you how much of the food your body will absorb and other good words like glycinate, citrate, oxide and malate are good words you want to see. Carbonate is something that is not good for your body, and shouldn’t be induced on a regular basis. Keeping busy during the day with fun activities during your scheduled breaks means that you will have an excellent nights sleep, which is also very important for achieving a healthful lifestyle. Remember, healthy people are happy people! If you want to make your body the best it can be, cautiously be aware of what you put in your body every day because food sustains our life. Don’t fall for those hot-off-the-market-celebrity-crash diets, do the latest life style change and stay strong.