Thursday, October 31, 2013

How to be Healthy

In the overly busy world that individuals live in it may be easy to neglect our health and wellness. We’re so busy racing through our day to day lives – family, friends, work, social engagements – that individuals don’t spend some time to look after ourselves. It’s really no surprise that so many of us are tired and shabby. What are some simple things we can do today to improve our quality of life?

<b>Drink Drink Drink…</b>

You’ve heard it millions of times and you’ll probably hear it a million more – drink more water!

Think about it: The human body is 72% water. A 5% drop in fluids creates a 25-30% reduction in energy. A 15% drop in fluids causes death! At this point over time 66% folks aren’t drinking enough water, so over half the population isn’t running on all six cylinders firstly – before things like bad air, bad food and stress place their toll.

It’s really not a difficult thing to remedy. Just drink one glass of water every half hour roughly – or 10-12 associated with water per day – and you’ll notice a huge start your energy levels.

<b>Living Food – Loving Life!</b>

A little-known fact is always that heating food above 116°F destroys a lot of the nutrient content. Considering we already aren’t eating enough veggies, that’s a reasonably substantial problem. Nutritionists recommend five serves of fresh vegetables daily. How many of us are actually taking that advice?

A good way to get the nutrients found in fresh veggies without spending throughout the day at stove or eating raw celery sticks is usually to juice your veggies. Make sure that you own a good juicer (some juicers expose vegetables to heat developed by friction during juicing, which in time breaks down important enzymes), grab some more fresh vegetables and drink on your path to good health. It takes a small fraction of the time (there’s no cooking involved, for one thing) and it’s convenient. You can take your juice to function and even give some towards the littlies for school lunches!

Wheatgrass in particular is an excellent method to obtain nutrition. It’s loaded with chlorophyll (sometimes described as ‘plant blood’ given it closely resembles human red blood cell molecules) and contains over 100 elements that this body needs. Fresh grains are another excellent source for minerals and vitamins.

<b>Energy In – Energy Out</b>

Exercise is yet another dirty word for most folks. The thing is, exercise doesn’t must be horribly time intensive or mind-numbingly boring. There are plenty of options.

Years ago gyms usually offered weight rooms, aerobics classes and perhaps a tydro-circuit. Now you can add water aerobics, yoga, pilates, dance-ercise, step classes as well as a whole selection of new workout options.

If you don’t really have the time or money for the gym, or choose to spend your mornings/nights at home, then try a workout bike or walker. I’d be lost without my stationary bike – I push the button in front of the television and peddle away merrily inside my favourite shows.

If, like me, you suffer from illness or injury or maybe your level of fitness is fairly low, you may want to consider some invaluable advice that I got from my doctor:

Once you’re physically unfit, and especially if you’re also unwell, it may be a mammoth battle to merely do the most minimal amount of exercise in one day. The danger is always that inactivity results in further decrease of energy, which becomes a self-perpetuating cycle unless you can barely log off the couch.

An excellent supply of back into an actual physical routine is always to start slowly. Ridiculously slowly, it might appear. For the initial few weeks, walk/ride for 5 minutes every day – exactly 5 minutes, no longer, in case you think you could continue. When the 14 days are up, increase to 7 minutes, then ten minutes, 12 minutes… still gradually improve your activity before you’re at a level that you’re confident with.

It sounds a little silly, but it works. In effect, you trick {your body|the body|your system|one's body} into producing more energy. You’re building your exercise time up so slowly that {your body|the body|your system|one's body} doesn’t really realise what’s happening. Follow this method and, before you know it, you’ll be comfortably exercising as part of your limits every single day.

So, folks, that’s the fundamentals. If you can rearrange your life a bit to allow for better eating habits along with a little exercise, of course, if you remember to simply drink a glass of water every half hour approximately, you’ll be well on the method to living a wholesome life. On a final note, don’t forget to take a few quiet time yourself. Meditating is a wonderful way to minimise stress. You don’t have to sit around for a long time, just have 5 minutes of quiet time every single day – even in the shower, if that’s the one place which you could get day out – and have a little catch up with yourself.

And, last but never ever least, laugh! In fact, laugh just like a loon – the louder the better! You’ll very impressed at how much such a simple thing can raise your spirits!


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