What weighs in as the most important thing we can do for our health?
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If you had to limit it to just one thing, you would be very hard put. I am sure that one of the top things on your list would be eating healthy. The more natural our foods are the healthier, meaning fewer pesticides, additives, preservatives, sugars and salt. The "additives" which are better than you could possibly imagine are herbs and spices. Do you include enough fibers in your diet? Fruits, vegetables and whole grains aid in our digestion and aid our body in removing toxins from our body. They help us to feel more fit (less sluggish).
We need to release negative emotions.
I cannot say it any better than Buddha did. You have heard of "burn out". If we do not want to face a serious burn out, we need to move on from whatever issues have us in their grasp. Along with the release of negative emotions, one could include meditation, prayer, or any activity that you chose that helped you to release stress and embrace a more positive outlook.
Our skin is our largest organ, and as such comes in contact with toxins daily, many of which we can avoid. Reduce the amount of chemicals you use in your home cleaning with natural products whenever possible. Baking soda, lemon juice and vinegar are three choices which are good all purpose household products. Use an air purification system if possible. Grow and eat organic. The chemicals that kills weeds and insects are not just detrimental to weeds and insects but to us as well. Quit smoking! There are probably more toxins in a single cigarette than in your entire household.
A sedentary lifestyle opens the door to a host of ailments while keeping active improves your hearth health and decreases the odds of stroke and lowers your blood pressure. Plus when you participate in activities you will find that your energy levels increase.
Get proper rest.
Improper rest lowers your immune system, makes your brain foggy, increases your blood pressure and just generally makes you feel not up to par. The proper amount varies person to person but it is generally at least 7 hours and not more than 10 hours a night. Don't be fooled into thinking you can shortchange your sleep bank night after night and not pay for it in the long run.
This post linked to Two Questions Thursday. Please visit Amanda's and let the chatter begin.
1. As we get ready to end another year shortly and begin another, are you considering creating any New Years resolutions? - My downfall is staying up too late so I am making a conscious effort to be in bed by 10, 11 at the latest on work nights.
2. What steps do you intend on taking to make your resolutions more successful? I am setting my cell phone alarm and being very stern with myself. No more cheating!! :-)
Thank you so much for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!!
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