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health·y

 (hĕl′thē)
adj. health·i·er, health·i·est
1. Possessing good health: a healthy child.
2. Conducive to good health; healthful: healthy air.
3. Indicative of sound, rational thinking or frame of mind: a healthy attitude.
4. Sizable; considerable: a healthy portion of peas; a healthy raise in salary.
adv.
So as to promote one's health; in a healthy way: If you eat healthy, you'll probably live longer.

health′i·ly adv.
health′i·ness n.
Synonyms: healthy, wholesome, sound2, hale1, robust, well2
These adjectives refer to a state of good physical health. Healthy stresses the absence of disease or infirmity and is used of whole organisms as well as their parts: a healthy baby; flossed daily to promote healthy gums. Wholesome suggests a state of good health associated with youthful vitality or clean living: "In truth, a wholesome, ruddy, blooming creature she was" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
Healthy and wholesome are often extended to conditions or choices deemed conducive to good health: a healthy lifestyle; wholesome foods. Sound emphasizes freedom from injury, imperfection, or impairment: "The man with the toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound" (George Bernard Shaw).
Hale stresses freedom from infirmity, especially in elderly persons, while robust emphasizes healthy strength and ruggedness: "He is pretty well advanced in years, but hale, robust, and florid" (Tobias Smollett).
Well indicates absence of or recovery from illness: felt well enough to make the trip.
Usage Note: Some people insist on maintaining a distinction between the words healthy and healthful. In this view, healthful means "conducive to good health" and is applied to things that promote health, while healthy means "possessing good health," and is applied solely to people and other organisms. Accordingly, healthy people have healthful habits. However, healthy has been used to mean "healthful" since the 1500s, as in this example from John Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning Education: "Gardening ... and working in wood, are fit and healthy recreations for a man of study or business." In fact, the word healthy is far more common than healthful when modifying words like diet, exercise, and foods, and healthy may strike many readers as more natural in many contexts. Certainly, both healthy and healthful must be considered standard in describing that which promotes health.
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Adv.1.healthily - in a levelheaded manner; "the answers were healthily individual"
Translations

healthily

[ˈhelθɪlɪ] ADV [live, eat] → de forma sana, sanamente

healthily

[ˈhɛlθɪli] adv [live, eat] → sainementhealth inspector ninspecteur/trice m/f de l'hygiènehealth insurance nassurance f maladiehealth minister nministre mf de la santéhealth officer ninspecteur/trice m/f de la santéhealth problem nproblème m de santéhealth risk nrisque m pour la santéhealth scare nalerte f sanitairehealth secretary n (= minister) → ministre mf de la santéHealth Service n (British) the Health Service → la Sécurité Socialehealth spa n
(= town) → ville f thermale
(= facility) → bains mplhealth visitor n (British)infirmière f visiteusehealth warning n (on cigarette packet) mise en garde du ministère de la Santé

healthily

adv
(= sensibly) eat, livegesund; (= robustly) growkräftig; the recipe is healthily low in fatdas Rezept ist fettarm und daher gesund; we felt healthily tiredwir fühlten eine gesunde Müdigkeit; her face was glowing healthilyihr Gesicht hatte eine blühende Farbe
(fig: = refreshingly) healthily cynical/irreverent/independenterfrischend zynisch/respektlos/unabhängig

healthily

[ˈhɛlθɪlɪ] adv (live, eat) → in modo sano
References in classic literature ?
Five years after Jo's wedding, one of these fruitful festivals occurred, a mellow October day, when the air was full of an exhilarating freshness which made the spirits rise and the blood dance healthily in the veins.
For however eagerly and impetuously the savage crew had hailed the announcement of his quest; yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable --they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness --and when retained for any object remote and blank in the pursuit, however promissory of life and passion in the end, it is above all things requisite that temporary interests and employment should intervene and hold them healthily suspended for the final dash.
An atmosphere of sympathetic influence encircles every human being; and the man or woman who feels strongly, healthily and justly, on the great interests of humanity, is a constant benefactor to the human race.
She had felt as if she had understood a robin and that he had understood her; she had run in the wind until her blood had grown warm; she had been healthily hungry for the first time in her life; and she had found out what it was to be sorry for some one.
She might be defined, I reflected, as The Woman Who Is Worthy Of Us; but the improbability which every healthily conceited young man must feel of ever finding such a one made the definition seem a little unserviceable.
I might have seen and healthily enjoyed a whole lot more of the Bonin Islands, if I had done what I ought to have done.
Mel admitted she has battled bulimia but added that becoming pregnant made her focus on someone else, eat healthily and stop worrying about herself.
There is support available to help stop smoking and start living healthily, including joining health clubs, so nd out about this and encourage them gently.
OUR School cook is called Mavis and we have decided to ask her a few questions about the changes in the food provided for children as our school is trying very hard to help us to eat healthily.
Please ask your local councillor(s) to re-think this proposal and allow the centre to remain a Community asset and let people spend their leisure healthily and beneficially.
Dr Peter Mace, clinical director at BUPA Wellness, said: "Two key examples include eating healthily, by opting for vitamin-rich foods such as smoothies, and giving their bodies time to recover, by pacing themselves and trying to get as much rest as they can.
Knowsley has the lowest number of adults eating healthily in Britain, and above-average smoking, both of which can cause impotence.