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Thirteen Health Tips For A Busy

You can have a positive effect on your health with some simple, straightforward guidelines. These are health tips, not necessarily weight loss tips. But making sure your body has the nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs is the first step to losing weight. A body lacking these essential elements is going to stay hungry and get hungrier the longer it lacks what it needs to thrive.

1. Microwave in glass. Pop-your frozen entree onto a glass plate or dish before microwaving. The thin plastic containers used for frozen foods have already been through several degradations when formed, then loaded with hot prepared food, and then frozen. The degradation of plastics caused by extreme heat and cold have been linked to cancer. If you must heat your food in them occasionally, do so, but NEVER reuse them over and over. The same advice goes for your plastic water bottle. Never freeze it!

2. Avoid aspartame and other sugar substitutes. Otherwise known as nutrasweet, aspartame was pronounced “safe” by the FDA only after political manipulation by the system in 1981. Although the government declared it safe for 20 years, they have now quietly downgraded it to “probably not safe” after several lawsuits were filed against the makers of popular vitamins, sodas, yogurts, and gums. Long-term studies show a direct correlation between its use and lung cancer in women, the primary users of sugar substitutes.

Think the newest sugar substitute is any better? Splenda, otherwise known as sucralose, is a molecule of sugar chemically bonded to chlorine. Yes, the same chemical that’s in your bleach and has been linked to breast cancer. Canada is considering banning chlorine bleach because of cancer studies there.

What’s more interesting is that sugar substitutes don’t even help you lose weight. There is substantial evidence showing that it alters a person’s ability to perceive sweetness and this is detrimental to determining your satisfaction level. The same studies show a rise in the use of sugar by people using sugar substitutes and positive weight loss when the substitutes are taken out of the diet.

3. Can the sodas. Sodas either offer you lots of high-fructose corn syrup (leading contributor to diabetes) or artificial sweeteners (their use correlates to higher cancer rates). Why play Russian roulette with these empty calorie drinks? Soda also dehydrates you so you actually need more water, not less, when drinking them. Why put dirty brown chemical water into your body?

4. Eat a minimum of 5-6 vegetables and fruits a day. The ONLY positive effect on pre-cancerous cells is a diet high in fruits and vegetables. 5-6 is a minimum.

5. Avoid white in your diet. Not the egg whites! You know the whites that are nutritionless: white flour, white sugar, potatoes. A baked potato, if topped with low-fat items might be OK once in a while but white flour and white sugar items like cookies, cake, donuts, scones, muffins and bagels add a ton of empty calories with no nutrition to your diet. You can literally eat these items all day and stay hungry. If you eat bread, make sure it is 100% whole wheat or whole grain.

6. Mind your fats. Not all fats impede weight loss. Good fats such as olive oil and omega-3 oils from fish like salmon and tuna give your body a positive boost in many ways. Avoid solid fats such as butter, lard and shortening. Another fat to avoid: anything used in a fast food restaurant where oils in deep fryers are often used way beyond any nutritional value.

7. Move every day. If you don’t currently exercise, start moving in some way for 10 minutes every day. Our bodies were meant to move and they shut down if they aren’t given a range of motion… joints and muscles begin to atrophy, backs stiffen up, hearts lose strength. Even the busiest executive can find 10 minutes in the beginning of a new fitness plan to take a short walk or hop on a stationary bike. Another alternative: put on some music and dance before your day begins or ends or even while making dinner. The idea is to make a start, however limited you think your time is.

8. Get into the sunshine. Yes, extreme exposure can cause skin damage but human beings need the vitamin D they get from the sun. Doctors are often prescribing megadoses of vitamin D because their patients have been using such a high level of sunblock that they wound up deficient in D. In the winter and in northern regions, this is especially important. If the sun peeks out on a grey winter day, run out and grab some rays — without sunglasses! Don’t look directly at the sun, however, just bask in the rays and, if temperatures allow, roll up your shirtsleeves and open your collar.

9. Avoid toxic people. Negativity breeds more negativity. Our bodies hear every thought we think so don’t get sucked into coworkers’, friends’ or family’s toxic venom. Your job is to maintain the best possible attitude about yourself, your health/fitness and the world in general. If you listen to negativity, jealousy and discontent all day, no wonder the gym doesn’t look inviting at 5 p.m.!

10. Address addictions. Feeling compelled to eat, drink or otherwise avoid life limits your power of choice. If you feel you cannot stop certain behaviors that are detrimental to your health and well-being, it may be an addiction. Addictions include food, alcohol, drugs, excuse-making, emotional drama, procrastination, TV, inactivity… anything that impacts your health in a negative way.

11. Pop a vitamin. A multi-vitamin cannot make up for poor food choices but it can help you get some of the nutrients you need. I recommend a quality multi from a reputable dealer, not drugstore type vitamins, which have been shown to have lots of fillers and ineffective ingredients. Good brands are Usana, Shaklee, Nature’s Sunshine. Women over 40 need calcium supplements as well.

12. Get plenty of sleep. First, you’ll need to determine how much you need. It will probably be between 7 and 10 hours per night for an adult. Only about half of Americans get the sleep they need each night. Lack of sleep is one of the biggest components of overeating. When you are not fully rested, you’ll eat more in an attempt to get the fuel you need to make it through the day. The truth, however, is that no amount of caffeine, sugar or fat will make up for inadequate sleep.

13. Nourish your soul in positive ways. What really feeds you at a soul level? What calms you and makes you feel valued? It might be a bath, a book, meaningful conversation, time alone, a nap, a cup of tea or playing with your kids or grandkids. The key is to discover what feeds your soul and makes you feel satisfied in life.

It may feel overwhelming to tackle all these changes at once. Changing one thing at a time is just as good, sometimes better, because that allows better focus and concentration on the change.

Health Tips For Men and Women

Here are some health tips you might find useful. I myself have survived a serious health problem and not just survived it but emerged from it at the age of 58 in the best health I have ever enjoyed.

DAILY EXERCISE:
Lots of walking/running/cycling. Bodies like to be worked so work yours. Just bear in mind a gradient approach and don’t over-tax it.

STRESS:
Human beings are tough creatures so I’m not over-keen to play the “stress” card. A busy, active, responsible life with a few thrills and spills is recommended. But get sufficient rest and sleep and give yourself some down time. Take a walk and get yourself some space. As well as ensuring you get sufficient rest, get sufficient WHOLESOME food food and liquids. These common-sense measures can go a long way to preventing high cholesterol and blood pressure weight gain, insomnia, headaches, acne, and even hair loss. The body will work fine until its is impeded from so doing: so much of what ails us comes about because, quite simply, we poison or damage ourselves

QUIT CAFFEINE AND TOBACCO:
This maybe easier said than done but the health benefits if you can pull it off are tremendous. Believe me, I’ve been there! And if I can kick these habits so, my friend, can you!

AVOID DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
These are poisons. The pharmaceutical industry works hard to convince us to drug ourselves on every pretext – and the drugs touted are very often catastrophic to health. In a great many instances good nutrition is a better solution or indeed prevention and as a technology nutrition has left the pharmaceutical approach back in the stone age.

Drug companies however cannot make money out of getting us to eat properly or take vitamins. Indeed they cannot make money out of our being well.

GET REGULAR CHECKUPS:
I recommend two things: a standard blood test by which you can monitor cholesterol levels and so forth and periodic visits to a kinesiologist.

Kinesiology is a highly advanced piece of technology and in the hands of an expert practitioner it is a wonderful and very accurate diagnostic tool.

With it one can establish whether any organs are not working properly and not only establish the specific herbal/nutritional remedy that will resolve the matter but the amounts of that remedy one needs to take. My kinesiologist has been able to detect and resolve issues early before they became life-threatening that mainstream medicine never would have been able to detect.

I have been greatly impressed and helped by Kinesiology and highly recommend it.

SUPER FOOD
They are calling it a super food and a “nutrient power house.” In my view this natural, organic whole food deserves such accolades. It nourishes at a deep cellular level. Since I have been using it I have enjoyed a remarkable resurgence of my vitality and overall wellness. Throughout my body everything simply started working properly. I have been so impressed by this fantastic product that I am about to publish a free book that will tell you all about it:: what it is, what it does and why its results are so miraculous. I am giving it away to anyone who wants a copy. Including YOU, dear reader.

Useful Health Tips

These useful health tips are for you – if you have the phobia stepping up to your bathroom scales, have more chins than a Chinese phone book, or simply hate the sight of your spare tyre spilling over your waist line.

Why bother? Here is why: Do you know the statistics for overweight people in America? 2 out of every 3 Americans are overweight. That translates to 200 million Americans.

How does overweight affect you?

1. Diseases: overweight is associated with some of the most dreaded diseases today, like:

o diabetes

o cardiovascular disease

o many types of cancers

2. Loss of sex appeal and libido: you lose your attractiveness to the opposite sex when you are overweight. It was also clinically proven that overweight affects sex lives of both sexes; they are likely to be mediocre in sex. Many overweight women lose the ability to be sexually aroused; overweight men often suffer from erectile dysfunction.

What can you do about it?

1. Diet: The topic of diet is a big one. A mere few hundred words here can never do justice to this subject. There are many volumes of good books and probably several million pages over the internet on diets. Go read a good book or visit the internet for information to get useful health tips on diets.

2. Exercise: it is a fact that humans are getting fatter as they adopt more sedentary lifestyles. Our forefathers were hunters and gatherers; they had to sweat and toil from dawn to dusk. People nowadays people lead a truly lazy lifestyle – everything is available at the touch of a button or the flick of a switch. We no longer ride horses to go to places; in their place we have automobiles.

Here are some useful health tips for exercises:

o Walk where you can rather than drive. Don’t always go for the car park that’s nearest or most convenient. Use that opportunity to walk.

o Take a walk up the stairs where possible rather than depending on the elevator

o Do at least half an hour of vigorous exercise or one hour of less vigorous exercise a day

o Drop that couch potato habit

3. Weight loss program: Join a proven weight loss program. But be on the lookout for those sham programs that promise the heaven.

Here are some useful health tips on what to watch out for in a weight loss program :

o Is its result proven? Research their websites and read testimonials

o Should not be overly expensive

o Should not claim that you can only lose a limited amount of weight

o Should not require some crazy equipment that you need to exercise with

o Should not require some secret potion or pill for you to take

o Most importantly, there must be an iron clad MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

In conclusion, these useful health tips for weight loss should let you take a step in the right direction towards a happy and more fulfilling life.

Another article on weight management by Vincent W.

Disclaimer This article is meant for educational purpose only. It is not meant as a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor for medical advice.

Important Health Tips For Dogs to Keep Them Happy

If you’re looking for health tips for dogs, then you know that diet, exercise and proper supplementation is just as important for pets as it is for humans. In this article, you’ll learn about three important steps that you can make into part of a daily routine that will make a big difference in your dog’s health.

First, let’s talk about dog food. Most pet owners do not realize that they may be feeding their dog unhealthy food that robs them of their energy and lowers their immunity. To keep dogs healthy, good food is the first line of defense against disease. This means that it is critical to read the ingredients label on the kibble that you feed your dog. If you see ingredients like meat byproducts, cheap grains like corn meal and preservatives and long chemical names that you cannot easily pronounce, then you may want to consider feeding your pet a different brand.

Since dogs are carnivores, the first ingredient on the label should be some kind of meat. The food should also contain vitamins, minerals and healthy oils like the kind that comes from ground flax seeds. If you are feeding your pet kibble, make sure to moisten it with some broth or water. This is one of the most important health tips for dogs to ensure that your dog enjoys good urinary tract health.

Next, make sure that your dog always has a big clean bowl of water. I can’t tell you how many pet water bowls that I’ve seen that have a greenish cast because while the water has been replenished, the bowl itself hasn’t been scrubbed clean in a while. Since there are lots of chemicals in city-treated water that can adversely your pet, one way to keep dogs healthy is to install a tap filter. This way, both you and your dog can drink water that is free of chemicals and will do its job to hydrate and flush toxins from the body.

The actions of good food and good clean water are boosted by a supplement that contains natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants that heighten immunity, increase energy and help your dog to feel strong and healthy. Look for a formulation that contains proven herbs including Milk Thistle, Cat’s Claw and Echinacea. Giving a daily supplement is one of the best and most effective health tips for dogs that you can take.

The gift of health is something that we can give our dogs by providing them with clean, chemical-free water, healthy food and a daily supplement to reduce toxins and boost immunity and vitality. Get started on a program today. Doesn’t your dog deserve to lead a happy, healthy life?