What is your New Year’s Strategy?
As we all begin a new year, oftentimes we have a plan. A plan for better health, or to incorporate more exercise in our everyday routine, or perhaps a plan to live more simply.
My plan focuses on health. As each year passes I realize I want to live longer but more importantly live well. I have realized that unless I incorporate exercise into my everyday activities, my body and mind take a toll. Diet also will play an important role as I focus on more veggies and less sugar.
Looking back at my own health issues that have come up over the past year, the following tips I found very helpful ~ I hope you do too!
- This is an article that is quite important with regards to prevention. Go to this link, particularly for women, since it concerns stroke, and since women generally live longer than men, strokes are more common. This site gives great tips on the signs of a stroke and also some check-ups that are very helpful in determining risk factors.
- 92% of Americans are deficient in one or more essential vitamins and minerals, and more than 99% of Americans are deficient in the essential omega-3 fatty acids. It is recommended that all people take a basic multivitamin and mineral, calcium-magnesium with vitamin D, and omega-fats as the foundation for good health, as well as a healthy metabolism (The UltraMetabolism Prescription, Dr. Mark Hyman). Ample scientific evidence supports this recommendation, including guidelines published in the New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medical Association. For supplements that are of high quality and effectiveness go to this site.
- Are you one of the four average Americans over 45 taking statins? A big money-maker for Big Pharma (over $29 billion in sales in 2013), statins were developed to lower cholesterol, the primary factor believed to cause heart attacks, one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Go here to learn the negative health effects on the body caused by statins as well as the new information about how cholesterol is not our enemy in the fight against heart disease. Again, poor eating habits, obesity and lack of exercise our the main culprits
- With obesity overtaking smoking as the number one cause of preventable deaths in this country, accounting for increasing rates of heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, and diabetes, it is important to keep our weight manageable. (If you are overweight at 20 years of age, your life expectancy is 13 years less than that of your contemporaries of normal weight). If weight loss is on your resolution list, I highly recommend the Prove It Challenge Program here. It is is a 30-day challenge and a simple way to start healthier habits for your diet and lifestyle. You’ll feel healthier, more energized, more focused, and ready for anything. It contains a 7-Day Healthy Cleanse, 1 Box of Vitalizer™, and 2 canisters of Life Shake™ (Vitalizer provides advanced nutrition with a full spectrum of clinically supported vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, and more in one convenient Vita-Strip).
- Just a reminder about cooking meats at high temperatures ~ this elevates the amount of carcinogens. Avoid processed meats such as sausage, luncheon meat and bacon that have been preserved with nitrates, nitritites, and other common meat preservatives. These are potent carcinogens that have been linked to cancer of the esophagus, stomach, large intestine, bladder and lungs.
Hope these tips help you have a healthy new year!