DO's and DON'Ts to
Improve Your Health This Year
At one point
or another, we've all made a long list of New Year's resolutions
to improve our health and well being. Most of these resolutions
will fail because support systems are not in place from the
start. A strategy for changing habits is essential for improving
your chances of success in any resolution.
When it comes to your health, there are many critical areas
to help formulate this succesful strategy. Here are 5 key areas
each to focus on and avoid:
1. It's Not Only About Exercise, It's the Type of Exercise.
There are just too many gym goers and joggers that think their
weekly repetitive routines will keep in them in shape forever.
Then there are those who are just starting a fitness program
that think fitness gains are made by walking around the block.
Exercise will not always be "fun" (despite what some
say) and sometimes you just have to do it for your health hygiene....just
like brushing your teeth or washing your hair. Vigorous exercise
will also keep you in excellent shape for life. The latest research
shows it pays off to alternate short bursts of high-intensity
exercise with easy-does-it recovery.
Exercise For Long-Term Weight Loss
Exercise Keeps People Thin with Age
Exercise May Prevent Pain
Exercise May Slow Women's Bone Loss
2. Count Your Calories
You definitely need to count calories in order to lose weight.
You at least have to know how many calories are being consumed
versus expended. People tend to overestimate their physical
activity and underestimate their calories. Dont rely on
eyeballing your caloric intake or trying to estimate it. Instead,
every day write down what you eat, the corresponding calories,
and your physical activity. To make it easier for you to quantify
your physical activity, wear a pedometer. Do this every day.
Dont do it just once or twice a week. Consistency is important
for dieting. Sure, this isnt easy. But if you want to
lose weight, this is important to do on a daily basis.
Your Daily Energy Requirement
3. Drink Green Tea
If you could only drink one kind of tea, this would be it.
Studies have found an association between drinking green tea
and a reduced risk for several cancers, including those of the
skin, breast, lung, colon, esophagus and bladder. And research
has shown that the antioxidants in green tea can help block
the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase HDL (good)
cholesterol, and improve metabolism and artery function.
Tea Extract Boosts Endurance
Tea May Protect The Aging Brain
Tea Helps Keep Arteries Clear
Tea Extract Shows Promise As An Anti-Cancer Agent
4. Detox Your Body/Environment and Reduce Stress
The definition of toxic is poison. Sadly, we are surrounded
by poisons that damage our health and put our lives at risk.
We have been conditioned to believe that small amounts of toxic
exposure are safe, but they are not. There are thousands of
untested chemical combinations injected into our food and water
supply, and there are deadly chemical compounds in our personal
hygiene and cleaning products. Stress is the number one toxin,
contributing to as much as 80 percent of all disease. Educate
yourself about the deadly toxins or watch your health slowly
and quietly deteriorate.
in the Kitchen
Protect Children From Toxins
Stress A Good Idea
Many Pesticides are in Your Food?
Sleep is one of the most powerful (but underestimated) necessities
to advance your health. Most research suggests that a good night's
sleep appears to be every bit as important to good health and
long life as a nutritious diet and regular exercise. If you
lack sleep, you are reducing your ability to optimize your health.
Sleep As Crucial As Diet, Exercise For A Healthy Life
Links Sleep Deprivation, Obesity
Sleep Affects Your Weight-Loss Efforts
1. Stay Away From Processed/Genetically Modified Foods.
The majority of evidence suggests that excessive consumption
of processed and energy-rich foods encourage weight gain and
disease. Limiting your consumption of such foods, many of which
are high in saturated and trans fats, sugars and salt will only
encourage optimal health. Avoid genetically modified foods if
possible and stick to raw and organic foods that come from fresh
and reputable sources.
Engineered Food: A Cause For Great Concern
Engineered Food List
Raw Food for Weight Loss
a Little Splurge Of Saturated Fat May Be Too Much
2. Skip that Soda.
Consider the hard facts about soft drinks: soda consumption
could lead to weight gain and various health problems, and scientists
are adding to the list seemingly every day. Soda is the number
one source of sugar in our diets and eliminating this useless
beverage from our diets is a simple yet essential step in any
Sodas Can Cause Weight Gain!
Facts, Stats and Dangers of Soda Pop
Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda
Soda a Day Keeps the Vitamins Away
Vaccines, all vaccines, are immune suppressing; that is they
depress our immune functions. The chemicals in the vaccines
depress our immune system; the virus present depresses immune
function, and the foreign DNA/RNA from animal tissues depresses
immunity. The current risks of vaccines far outweigh their benefits
to most human populations, especially those in the western world.
They should be avoided like the plague!
Of Vaccines Outweigh Any Benefits To Human Health
Exposed: A Hidden Crime Against Our Children
and Immune Suppression
Educated People Less Likely To Immunize Their Children
4. Is Modern Medicine Keeping You Sick?
Thousands of people die around the world every single week from
properly prescribed medicine in properly prescribed doses. In
the United States alone, drugs and medical errors are a leading
cause of death. The fact is that modern medicine has been designed
to promote death more than health. It is a model soley based
on the treatment of symptoms for corporate profits. If we are
ever to advance our health, we need to step out of the boundaries
of conventional medicine and practice prevention. Your health
depends on it.
Medicine Is Often Scientific Deception
Medical Journals Be Trusted?
Long Will You Be Able To Protect Your Own Health?
Rely on Mainstream Media
One of the biggest problems with mainstream media is that it
is controlled by a half dozen corporations. Nearly everything
we hear or see on TV, movies, radio, magazines and newspapers
is filtered through that oligarchy. More often than not, we
receive misinformation, distortion, suggestions and half-truths
all for corporate profits. One of the most important things
you can do for your health is to not rely on mainstream media
when it comes to health information. Research a variety of credible
sites on the internet. Hunt down the original sources of every
article you read and cross-reference everything. Internet research
is one of the most powerful tools to unlock answers to your
health questions. Heed caution, and you will learn more about
health than you ever thought you could...and it's all for free!
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