Friday, March 27, 2009

7 Easy Everyday Ways to Keep in Good Health

For the first post in this blog, I thought I'd start by considering 7 easy, everyday ways to help keep in good health. It is a lot easier to maintain good health than it is to recover good health once it is gone. So a little effort in the first place is worth while in order to avoid the pain and expense of illness.

Eat good, natural, wholesome food. Processed, packaged food that is full of additives and bears little resemblance to the original foodstuff, can put a large load on your system. Choosing fresh, natural produce that you prepare yourself allows you to be in control of what you eat.

Take some form of exercise on a regular basis. This does not have to be expensive or excessive. Even a 30-60 minute walk 3 or 4 times a week is a good start.

3. Keep your weight within the healthy guidelines for your height. Excess weight leaves us vulnerable to a whole host of health problems and shortens our life expectancy by 3 - 10 years. If your weight is already out of control work with someone to help coach you to achieve your desired outcome.

Choose natural cleaning products over chemical products that are made of toxic substances such as petrochemicals. Toxins from cleaning products can enter our systems through skin contact and from any fumes that are breathed in. Simple things like bi-carb soda, vinegar and lemon juice can cover most of the cleaning needs in a house, or try using steam.

. Use personal products that do not contain chemicals. The average person uses 9 personal products daily exposing them to 126 chemicals. There are now many non chemical products to choose from. There are many benefits both to you and the environment in using the chemical free products.

Reduce your stress load. Excessive negative stress can contribute to a variety of health problems ranging from heart attacks to depression. Interrupt the stress cycle and change the things that you can control.

Keep a positive mental attitude. Our thoughts, whether positive or negative, affect our environment. If they are negative we will automatically look for things that confirm that viewpoint. A positive mental attitude assists us in making choices and taking actions that give positive results.

Each of these tips could be expanded to a length of many articles. If you would like more information, or how to tips on any topic please let me know by leaving a comment.

Keep in good health


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