Have you ever wondered why some people just seem so healthy? And some are laden with one illness after the other? Why do some of your friends have so much energy and others seem so tired? And you want to know what is their secret?
Well there’s good news for most of you. The secret to health living is simply following some logical and sensible lifestyle changes.
Does this mean you will have to give up that bagel with a schmear of cream cheese in the morning? Or stop eating pasta with Alfredo sauce? Probably, but the end result will be a happier, healthier you who will be able to live each day to the fullest.
So what are some basic easy changes you can make to help you live healthier?
Start with your fuel – or your food intake. Stick to basic foods and shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Load up on fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, healthier protein choices like chicken and fish and avoid all that processed convenience food. This food (if you can call it that), is convenient, but how much does that cost you in extra sodium intake, high carbohydrates and even dyes and hidden sugar. You really are what you eat. If you eat highly processed food, your body just doesn’t know what to do with it, so stay with whole foods as much as possible.
So now I can hear you all shuddering with anticipating about other changes you can make to live your life a bit healthier. Yes, you must exercise. Everyone should do this. That doesn’t mean I’m expecting you to run a marathon, but even walking daily will make a difference in your ability to feel better. Most people think that if you exercise you will feel exhausted, but contrary to that you feel more energized when you exercise. Adding just a bit of weight resistance of any sort will also keep your bones stronger too.
Finally, take those supplements. Which ones? How much? When? I would suggest you ask your medical professional what you need. If he doesn’t know or understand wellness, well, it’s up to you, but I would find myself another doctor. Many medical professionals including pharmacists are not that well trained in this area. Remember most doctors went to school to treat illness and make you better.
There is a new type of doctor emerging in our mists now. Those who believe in well-care or integrative medicine. In the meantime, if you do need any particular supplement make sure the product delivers what it says. I personally take an isotonic-capable product that gives me about 90% of the actual value, but there are other formats like pills, gel caps and even sublingual supplements available. Some are more effective than others, but if your body is in need, taking something is better than not taking anything at all.
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Charlene Schosser, nutraMetrix® and Wellness Consultant
Internet Franchise Owner