Develop a Healthy Mental Attitude.
Live Right, Eat Right, Feel Right!
If you want to live a long and fulfilling life with a glowing youthful appearance, feeling your best in this present moment and every other moment throughout your life, then we need to construct and design for you a plan of action, one that will bring you the desired results for all your orchestrated positive effort.
Living and creating a life by design and not leaving it up to chance or just merely hoping for the best to happen is the best way to take control and direct your life’s energy to where you want it to go and not be the victim of past conditioning and outer circumstances.
One of the best ways to do this is by changing habits–create and reinforce habits that build and strengthen your body through exercise, a healthy diet, proper recuperation, feeding your mind with positive thoughts and images, and nourishing your soul with positive feelings and actions layered with persistent effort and firm expectations until these new habits become a natural and orderly process of your daily living.
Living your life by creative design and not by past conditioning or wishful dreaming is essential to your success. Remember the old saying “if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail” holds true.
Exercise is one of the essential elements of a total health and wellness program and should be a high priority in your life as well as a healthy diet, proper recuperation, and feeling emotionally well in each and every moment. With so many options available these days to choose from there is something for everyone. So don’t force yourself if you don’t enjoy a certain exercise or a particular routine, find something that you enjoy doing, as you are more likely to stick to it and make it part of your lifestyle.
The benefits of exercise are well documented and go beyond the time and effort that you put into it. In addition to:
⦁ • Helping you to live a longer and healthier life, to
⦁ • Helping your body to fight disease,
⦁ • Reducing stress, as well
⦁ • Increasing bone density and
⦁ • Avoiding risks of falls and injuries
⦁ • Increasing brain function,
⦁ • Reduce stress levels and uplift your moods, to
⦁ • Feeling more joyful and happy.
Sleep well, feel well, and start your day on a positive note!
Getting a good night’s rest is essential in helping the body to restore and replenish the organs and nervous system from all the stressful activities of the day and meeting the challenges and activities for the upcoming day. With today’s hectic work style and social activities, today’s generation is not getting enough sleep.
As research shows that depriving the body of the rest it needs, decreases the quality of life and overall longevity in the long run. Lack of sleep decreases hormonal and metabolic imbalances, accelerates aging, increases blood pressure, increased the onset of type 2 diabetes, memory loss, mood swings, and more.
Here are some helpful guidelines for improving your quality of sleep, as well as your health and well-being.
⦁ • Get between 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day as it varies for different individuals
⦁ • Get to bed as early as you can, hopefully before 12:00
⦁ • Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day
⦁ • Don’t eat before bedtime and avoid caffeine and other stimulants
⦁ • Don’t watch any negative news or read negative reports before bedtime, as this will influence and cause disturbing dreams and create stress and tension.
⦁ • Learn to unwind from your day’s activities through prayer, relaxation, and meditation techniques for a few minutes each night before bedtime, as this will influence your dreams positively and cause you to feel refreshed and renewed upon awakening.
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What are your nutritional habits?
Food not only makes the body, it also makes the mind and feeds your emotions. Your emotional and mental well-being is directly tied to your physical health and dietary success. Negative emotions such as cravings, addictions, low self-esteem, depression, and past traumas will impact your ability to overcome disease, overweight, and obesity issues.
The bulk of these emotional issues can be traced back to childhood as a reward for behavior with junk foods, such as birthday cakes, cupcakes, and McDonald’s. As well get older we start to use food as a temporary relief from past issues and traumas and get temporary present relief.
Do you prescribe the proper diet for your stomach type? Do you eat nutritious and sustaining foods which fuel your body heal you, and keep your body functioning well? Or do you just eat for your tongue and taste buds and as a pastime and social gathering?
Become a conscious eater! Structure and consistency in good nutritional habits will pay high dividends, and also increase the quality of your mileage later on in life.
Eating a healthy diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and berries. One of the biggest daily challenges is to reduce or eliminate processed sugars and grains from our diet and to choose only the healthy and unprocessed types. These forms of carbohydrates are found mostly in high-fiber, vegetables that grow above the ground as these slowly release sugar levels in the form of glucose which decreases insulin levels. Insulin is a fat-building hormone in the body. Thus increase in insulin causes weight gain.
Be daily fruitful as this type of food is very rich in vitamins and antioxidants, but is also rich in sugar content. If you are trying to lose weight or have high blood pressure or diabetes then you should restrict your fruitful diet to berries because of their low sugar content. The best berries are blue as they are the lowest in sugar content and shown to slow down the aging process.
Eat nuts in moderation if you are trying to lose weight as they are rich in omega- 6 fats, the upside is they have heart disease and cancer-preventing properties.
Drink Healthy Water
A good measure to see if you are drinking enough water is to do the urine test and watch the color of your urine for a few days, it should be very light colored, if it’s darker; you would probably need to increase your water intake. Bottled spring water is a good option and buys only clear polyethylene or glass containers and not the gallon (PVC) plastic containers that will leach plastic into the water. Distilled water is very acidic, as too many people are already acidic and should be avoided.
The Best Foods for Your Skin
One of the most profoundly effective ways to create the most attractive glow for your skin is by consuming vegetables and fruits that are high in carotenoids.
⦁ Nuts- The benefits of nuts –especially almonds and walnuts–have to do with antioxidant activity. Vitamin E fights skin-aging free radicals and also helps your skin hold in moisture.
⦁ Red and Green Vegetables- Orange-red vegetables are full of beta-carotene. Your body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which prevents cell damage and premature aging.
⦁ Citrus Fruits-Vitamin C aids in your body’s production of collagen, which is the protein that forms the basic structure of your skin. Collagen breakdown can leave your skin saggy, and vitamin C will help tighten it back up.
Juicing for health and vibrancy
A simple way to ensure you’re getting enough fresh vegetables in your diet is to juice them. People who juice daily look 30 to 40 years younger and with virtually no facial wrinkles.
Foods to avoid for a healthy complexion
The most effective way to do this is by reducing processed sugars and grains as well as fructose from your diet. Soda, Drugs, and alcohol are clearly enemies of a glowing complexion, but processed foods, trans fats, processed table salt, and pasteurized dairy products are also common culprits. Some of this information comes from Dr. Mercola’s book “Total Health” visit his website, Dr. Mercola.com for additional information.
Live Right, Eat Right, Feel Right!