At purely elizabeth, we believe that good health begins with what you put in your body. But how you live also plays a crucial role. So how do YOU live life purely? What does eating purely & living purely mean to you? For some living the pure life could mean simplifying things, eating (or not eating) certain foods, getting out in nature, living more eco-friendly, enjoying life slowly, celebrating...
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Meet Jon Polin, co-founder of Abe's Market:
For me, living purely means being healthy and happy. And it's easy. I don't do things explicitly to live purely; I do things that make me feel good and that I enjoy, which in turn, lead to living purely. I've never thought of it as a formula, but if I had one, it would be this:
Laugh. You know people who find the negative in every situation? I have no interest in them. If you're my friend, it means you enjoy life and make the best of it. It also means we probably spend lots of time laughing together. Now that I'm married for nearly 14 years, I can clearly articulate why my wife is my perfect life partner - she is the funniest person I know.
Eat well. I love fruits, vegetables and whole grains. I hardly read labels because I hardly use packaged food. Fresh = good. And because I eat fresh foods, I don't need to feel guilty when I indulge in the periodic junk food. And I happily enjoy my micro brews. Moderation is a wonderful thing.
Exercise. I only do exercise that's fun. If it were a chore, I wouldn't do it. And if that exercise takes place in a beautiful setting with fresh air, even better. Mountain biking, skiing and hiking are among my favorites. And I always do them with friends so that I'm both exercising and having fun with other people.
Try new things. Something about trying new things is good for mind, body and soul. I travel to new and exciting places. I try new foods. I read a variety of books. I take classes. I can't recall the last time I was bored. I'm always up for an adventure.
I'm blessed to be able to combine my ingredients for living purely into my business - Abe's Market, the online market for remarkable natural products. It's proof that when you love what you do, it doesn't even feel like work. Abe's Market enables me to constantly try new products for pure living. Even better, though, I have a great time with my cofounder and coworkers, and I'm inspired every day by the passionate sellers who sell their terrific products on Abe's Market.
I'm a lucky (and purely-living) man.
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