Taking responsibility of your own health About means maintaining your health by preventing loss of muscle strength, bone mass, and vitamin deficiency states. To prevent such diseases as heart attacks, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis and cancer the body requires certain things.
The body requires carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins & minerals. These will help to maintain healthy organs, muscles, bones, and nerves and to produce hormones and chemicals that are necessary for proper function of the organs. So what can you do?
Tap into the power of food
Eat more “real” food.
What is real food? It’s food that is unprocessed or minimally processed. If you’re not sure, you can ask yourself if the food is something you would find in nature; ‘whole foods’.
Real food comes packaged with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients our bodies need to thrive. These are the types of foods that give us energy instead of leaving us feeling hungry again a short time later. They can also help with weight loss or maintenance as well as our overall health and feeling of wellbeing.
Some examples include:
Vegetables, fruit, raw nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains, organic animal protein, and wild caught seafood
Most Americans don’t get nearly enough vegetables in their diet, so maybe that’s a good place to start.
What whole foods can you add to your diet this week?
Make movement a part of your daily life. Any activity that raises your heart rate counts. Yes, even sex lol. It could be brisk walking, sports, housework or yard work. So how can your jumpstart your “movement” plan.
- Remember some activity Way is better than nothing. When you have a choice, walk instead of drive; or park further away from the store – that works too.
- Find activities you LIKE. Maybe take salsa dancing, Kickboxing, karate, ballet. Really think about what YOU like
- Start slow! Your more likely to stick with something if its not to hard. After exercise you should feel energized and awesome; if you don’t, you may be overdoing it!
Take Quality Supplements
Don’t go cheap here; it is best For to take “whole food” supplements. An inexpensive, common drug or grocery store brand will likely detract from and not add to your wellness. Even brands they sell at most health food stores are NOT Whole food supplements. You want to find whole food supplements that are third-party tested, all-natural product from a reputable company. My clients always ask me what I take so here is the link: Angelika’s Whole Food Supplement (Lifelong Vitality Pack or Daily Nutrient). I paid $35.00 to get a wholesale membership so my supplements are $74.50 for all 3 bottles. Any questions, please just contact me.
Give yourself some new stress-management tools
Poorly controlled stress may have an adverse effect on blood lipids. When your stress level raises it creates feelings of hostility. Relaxation methods (meditation, yoga, and stress management techniques are essential for preventing cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease and for reducing the risk of health problems. Meditation improves exercise tolerance and decreases electrical changes associated with poor circulation to the heart. Meditation Basics has also been shown to lower cholesterol and reverse carotid artery thickening. Also consider acupuncture, which has been shown to help relax the myocardium and improve circulation. Any kind of movement is also a great stress reducer. Go for a walk, do some stretches with breathing, try this: Set your phone time for every 1 or 2 hours. When the timer goes off, slip somewhere private and do 25 jumping jacks, 25 knee lifts, 25 jump roads, and 25 scissors jumps; your mind and body will feel energized and clear – it really is amazing!!