10 most important health tips:
it your daily challenge to find ways to move your body.
Climb stairs and avoid escalators or elevators. Walk
your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends,
mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not
only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move'
in small increments of time. It doesn't have to be an
hour in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class or
tai chi or kickboxing. But that's great when you're
up to it. Move more and feel better!
the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty
meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage).
Dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese, milk
and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts
and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and
sauces should be eaten in limited amounts. Most are
available in lower fat versions such as substitute butter,
fat free cheeses and mayonnaise.
course, easier said than done.... Stress busters come
in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts
are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day
doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub; walk
on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a
friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music;
watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut.
Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or
getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible.
jury is definitely in on this verdict. Ever since 1960
when the Surgeon General announced that smoking was
harmful to your health, Americans have been reducing
their use of tobacco products that kill. Just recently,
we've seen a surge in smoking in adolescents and teens.
Could it be the Hollywood influence? It seems the stars
in every movie of late smoke cigarettes. Warn your children
of the false romance or 'tough guy' stance of Hollywood
Protect Yourself from Pollution
you can't live in a smog-free environment, at least
avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing
in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares.
Exercise outside when the smog rating is low. Exercise
indoors in air conditioning when air quality is good.
Plant lots of shrubbery in your yard. It's a good pollution
Wear Your Seat Belt.Statistics show that seat belts
add to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries
in car crashes.
Avoid Excessive Drinking
recent studies show a glass of wine or one drink a day
(two for men) can help protect against heart disease,
more than that can cause other health problems such
as liver and kidney disease and cancer.
Floss Your Teeth
studies make a direct connection between longevity and
teeth flossing. Nobody knows exactly why. Perhaps it's
because people who floss tend to be more health conscious
than people who don't?
Keep a Positive Mental Outlook
a definitive connection between living well and healthfully
and having a cheerful outlook on life. Yes, keep on
smiling and laughing!
Choose Your Parents Well
link between genetics and health is a powerful one.
But just because one or both of your parents died young
in ill health doesn't mean you cannot counteract the
genetic pool handed you. So follow the first 9 tips
but not least: Avoid curry, worry and hurry to lead
a healthy life.