HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Drink Drink Drink

glass of water

 

Think about it. The human body is 72% water. A 5% drop in fluids creates a 25-30% loss in energy. A 15% drop in fluids causes death! At this point in time 66% of us aren’t drinking enough water, so over half the population isn’t running on all six cylinders.

Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and you’ll notice a huge jump in your energy levels. Leaving a bottle of water beside your bed will keep you hydrated during the night. Drink a glass of water before your morning coffee to get your body started rather than caffeine.

 

Living Food—Loving Life!

A little known fact is that heating food above 116F destroys much of the nutrient content. Considering that we already aren’t eating enough veggies, that’s a fairly substantial problem. Nutritionists recommend five servings of fresh vegetables per day. How many of us are actually taking that advice?

A great way to get the nutrients found in fresh veggies without spending all day at stove or eating raw celery sticks is to juice your veggies. Make sure that you own a good juicer, grab some fresh vegetables, and drink your way to good health. It takes a fraction of the time (there’s no cooking involved, for one thing) and it’s convenient.

Wheatgrass in particular is an excellent source of nutrition. It’s high in chlorophyll  and has over 100 elements that the body needs. Fresh grains are another excellent source for vitamins and minerals.

Energy In—Energy Out

If your level of fitness is quite low, it can be a mammoth battle to just do the most minimal amount of exercise in a day. The danger is that inactivity leads to further loss of energy, which becomes a self-perpetuating cycle until you can barely get off the couch.

An excellent way to get back into a physical routine is to start slowly. Ridiculously slowly!

For the first couple of weeks, walk or ride for 5 minutes per day—exactly 5 minutes, no more, even if you think you could continue. When the 2 weeks are up, increase to 7 minutes, then 10 minutes, 12 minutes—continue to gradually increase your activity until you’re at a level that you’re comfortable with.

It may sound a little silly, but it works. In effect, you trick your body into producing more energy. You’re building your exercise time up so slowly that your body doesn’t realize what’s happening. Follow this method and, before you know it, you’ll be comfortably exercising within your limits every day.

Getting older is the time to re-arrange your life to allow for better eating habits, a little exercise, and drink plenty of water.  With these small changes you’ll be on the way to living a healthy life active life.

And, last but by no means least, LAUGH!

In fact, laugh like a loon—the louder the better! You’ll be amazed at how much such a simple thing like laughter can lift your spirits!

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