Important Health Tips
Becoming healthy and staying healthier is actually a pretty simple matter. And it’s no coincidence that the proven principles listed below work.
These are some common sense, science-based ways to feel and look your best, and be better able to do all you desire for yourself and others. Make the choice to take care for your health today. We want you to be around for a very long time!
- Get fitter, in two ways:
- A. Most important, build muscle strength, even modestly … a little resistance training (weights, bands, machines, calisthenics, pushups, sit ups, pull ups) goes a long way toward shifting your metabolism into a fat-burning mode. It’s the most efficient exercise for weight control, which affects all aspects of health and aging (heart, diabetes, hip-knee arthritis, cancer).
- B. Do aerobic exercise, too, for heart health and added weight control. Go walking, running, dancing, biking, swimming … just do it, as the slogan goes.
- Feed and grow your personal circle. Cultivate friendships and partnerships.
- Help others. It feels good and comes back in unexpected ways. Pay it forward, as they say.
- Enjoy fish at least twice a week, and more if possible. Favor fatty fish, which are higher in omega-3s and vitamin D. To help your family get on “automatic pilot” with seafood, try a Fish Subscription service with Vital Choice (click on link below to sign up).
- Obtain your carbs from beans, vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains, all of which are high in fiber and resistant starch, and antioxidants. (Whole wheat bread is not a whole grain food.)
- Go easy on the pastries, pasta, and potatoes (The last two become much less glycemic if you cook and then chill them … think cold-rinsed pasta and pasta or potato salads.) Avoid sweetened drinks … calories from liquid sugar creep up unnoticed.
- Both human experience and modern science suggest that mediation and prayer can help relieve stress and increase contentment and inner peace.
- Eat the rainbow … colorful foods are full of antioxidants that retard aging inside our cells, and keep their energy factories running well.
- Favor oils whose fats are mostly the monounsaturated kind: extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, and hi-oleic versions of sunflower or safflower oil. Avoid oils high in omega-6 fatty acids, such as soy, corn, canola, and “regular” (non-oleic) versions of sunflower and safflower oil. Avoid hydrogenated oils like the plague, as they are full of heart-attacking trans fats.
- Get the checkups you need for your age range. Colonoscopies, mammograms, blood tests, and the like save lives.
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The “Top Ten Important Health Tips” are courtesy of Vital Choice Seafoods™. Click on Vital Choice, or the image below to visit their site.