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December 11, 2017

HOW TO MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH

 Most of us think we do a fair job of maintaining our health with good (or at least OK) eating habits and physical activity whenever we manage to fit it in. But is that enough to be considered “healthy?

 Here are some top list of healthy behaviors that contributes to wellness and satisfaction with one’s lifestyle:

REPAIR WHAT’S WRONG:

Take inventory, get examined, listen to your body, make a goal, take action and check your progress. You must work on yourself consistently to make progress & also be mindful of small behavioural changes, that could make your lifestyle a healthier one.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER: 

Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water, per day. Get and stay hydrated. 

If you’re looking for a miracle on Earth, water is the closest you’ll probably get. Stay hydrated and just about every part of you will stay healthy — your skin, your hair and nails, your organs, and even your mind. And you can lose weight, too!

Drinking water and brain function are integrally linked. Lack of water to the brain can cause numerous symptoms including problems with focus, memory, brain fatigue and brain fog, as well as headaches, sleep issues, anger, depression, and many more.

Over 70 percent of your body is composed of water and every function in the body is dependent on water, including the activities of the brain and nervous system.

Water and Brain Energy

The brain is one of the most important organs in your body to keep fueled. It is approximately 85 percent water and brain function depends on having abundant access to water.

Water gives the brain the electrical energy for all brain functions, including thought and memory processes.

Water is also needed for the brain’s production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Nerve transmission requires one-half of all the brain’s energy.

When your brain is functioning on a full reserve of water, you will be able to think faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity.

EMPHASIZE FRUITS & VEGGIES:

A healthy diet is one that’s full of vitamins, nutrients. And the easiest way to do this is through piling on the fruits and veggies. They’re nutrient dense but not calorically dense — meaning you can eat bunches and bunches without destroying your waistline and it’s good for you. And, of course, the fresher the better!

– Examples are: kale, spinach, carrots, celery, cranberries, blueberries, and pineapple.

COOK THE RIGHT WAY:

Cooking is great for your budget, your skills, and your waistline, but here’s a couple things to keep in mind:

-If you can, go as raw as possible. Raw veggies is so much better. None of the nutrients has been taken out in the processing.

-Use Olive or Safflower. They’re full of the good kinds of fat. 

-Avoid frying and battering your foods..

– Don’t salt your foods! 

CONSUME HEALTHY FATS:

Fats are necessary (especially for your hair to be shiny, your nails to be healthy, and your digestive system working as normal), but unsaturated fats are much, much better for you than saturated ones (that includes trans fats).

Sources of good fats: Olive oil, avocado, and nuts. All in moderation, of course.

-These shouldn’t be used in addition to the food you normally eat — they should be used as substitutes. So instead of sauteing up those veggies in vegetable oil, trade it for olive. Instead of grabbing that candy bar, go for a handful of almonds. They’re still filling, but your body can process the unsaturated fats much more efficiently.

 

CUT OUT PROCESSED JUNKS:

If it’s in a package, odds are it’s not super good for you. And if it’s in a package that doesn’t go old for years, that goes double. Turns out the FDA doesn’t even regulate all the stuff that goes into them and your body doesn’t regulate the additives, either! They’re not even recognized as food-like things. Your body just stores them away, not knowing what to do with them. Gross.

ENJOY REGULAR FAMILY MEALS:

Being connected to family and/or friends is a powerful aspect of a healthy life.

CHECK YOUR BLOOD SUGAR:

High blood sugar levels are of highest concern as they may inhibit the body’s ability to produce insulin or may result in the hardening of the arteries. High blood sugar levels can cause strokes, kidney disease, blindness, heart attacks and nerve damage.

What is a normal blood sugar level for non-diabetics?

Normal blood sugar levels for non-diabetic adults are between 70 and 100 milligrams per deciliter before breakfast, also called fasting blood sugar, and below 140 milligrams per deciliter two hours after eating any meal.

DIGESTION:

Is the process in the alimentary canal by which food is broken up physically, as by the action of the teeth, and chemically, as by the action of enzymes, and converted into a substance,  suitable for absorption and assimilation into the  body.

-Chew your food at least 40 times per bites, to aid proper digestion.

POWER UP THE PROTEIN:

This nutrient is an essential part of your eating plan, and can make up anywhere from 10%-35% of your total calories. Protein lasts a long time in your belly; combine it with high-fiber foods and you’ll feel full on fewer calories. Enjoy small portions of nuts, low-fat dairy, beans, lean meat, poultry, or fish.

NOURISH,CLEANSE & DETOXIFY YOURSELF:

Cleansing and detoxification programs, are very important factors in healing, as well as excellent means of preventing diseases and promoting good health.

 The main organs of detoxification are : colon, liver, kidney,lungs, skin, lymph, gall bladder, and so on.

QUIT SMOKING & ALCOHOL INTAKE :

You also probably know that smoking won’t do your health any favors either. And it takes a chunk out of your budget, too. And it can harm those around you — is that enough reasons for you? If health is even of the least bit concern to you, quitting will be on your immediate agenda.

KEEP YOUR ACID, ALKALINE pH BALANCED:

Your blood needs the right balance of acidic and basic (alkaline) compounds to function properly. This is called the acid-base balance. Your kidneys and lungs work to maintain the acid-base balance. Even slight variations from the normal range can have significant effects on your vital organs.

Acid and alkaline levels are measured on a pH scale. An increase in acidity causes pH levels to fall. An increase in alkaline causes pH levels to rise.

When the levels of acid in your blood are too high, it’s called acidosis. When your blood is too alkaline, it is called alkalosis.

Respiratory acidosis and alkalosis are due to a problem with the lungs. Metabolic acidosis and alkalosis are due to a problem with the kidneys.

Each of these conditions is caused by an underlying disease or disorder. Treatment depends on the cause.

– Avoid Diet drinks, Nitrates & Nitrites, MSG & other preservatives.

TRY YOGA:

The poses help increase strength and flexibility and improve balance.

GET PLENTY REST, SLEEP AND HAVE FUN:

Well-rested people not only cope better with stress, but may also have better control of their appetites.

Research has shown that a lack of sleep can put our “hunger hormones” out of balance — and possibly trigger over-eating.

Make it a point to set aside work and do something you enjoy. All of life will seem better.

BALANCE EMF’S:

By using Biopro or similar magnetic products, to minimize the electromagnetic field stress, that bombards daily.

BRUSH AND FLOSS DAILY:

 to keep your teeth and gums healthy and free of diseases.

SMILE AND LAUGH OUT LOUD SEVERAL TIMES A DAY:

It keeps you grounded, and helps you cope with situations that would otherwise make you crazy. Read the comics, watch a sitcom, or tell jokes to bring out those happy feelings.

NERVOUS SYSTEM:

The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body.

The nervous system includes both the Central nervous system and Peripheral nervous system. The Central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord and The Peripheral nervous system is made up of the Somatic and the Autonomic nervous systems.

 

 

 

 

Misalignments and decreased range of motion, interferes with the nerve transmission and leads to increased pain and decreased function.

GO FOR REGULAR PHYSICAL CHECK-UPS:

As we age, it becomes increasingly more important that we are aware of our health, even if we aren’t experiencing symptoms of anything. 

HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE:

Do your best to look at life as if “the glass is half full.” You must believe in yourself, have good support systems, and think positively (“I think I can, I think I can…”) to succeed.

MEDITATE, PRAY, READ OR OTHERWISE FIND SOLACE: 

Take some time For at least 10-30 minutes every day and devote it to yourself. Whether it’s meditating, reading, dancing, or going for a walk, do it and relish it. You deserve it!

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