Tips for Healthy Living

Tips for Healthy LivingIn the movie Twilight, the major characters have immortality, are beautiful and most likely always will be. It is all make-believe and in real life, we have to work to live longer and be beautiful inside and out. Here are some healthy tips that may not give you immortality, but will make healthy living a reality.

Diet

Avoid refined, processed foods, which is anything made from white flour.

Avoid foods that are fried or made with hydrogenated oils.

Eat foods rich in phytonutrients, e.g., berries, vegetables like cabbage, turnips or broccoli, and soybeans.

Fitness

Keep a set of medium-weight dumbbells next to your bed or chair. Do a couple of reps when you wake up or instead of going after a snack during a commercial.

Peddle a stationary bike at the TV and do not watch unless you are pedaling.

For increased flexibility, acquire a stretching routine. Case in point, try simple yoga poses.
Vitamin C with bioflavonoids (1,000 mg/day): Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which circulates in the blood and lymphatic system. It enhancements the immune system and helps in healing. You can get it in many citrus fruits.

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (3 grams/day with each gram containing 180 mg EPA/120 mg DHA): Basic fatty acids safeguard against hardening of the arteries by stimulating the establishment of good prostaglandins, thinning the blood and decreasing the stickiness of blood cells. Fatty acids are found in cold-water fish like salmon, and halibut and found in flax seeds.

B Complex Vitamins: B vitamins are indispensable for the adaptation of glucose into energy. You can find B vitamins in brown rice, dried beans, and sweetbreads.

Look for something to be grateful for every day.

Take 10 deep breaths every morning and night.

Smile when you make eye contact with other people. A smile makes both of you feel better.
Practice distancing yourself from negative emotions by observing them without discrimination when they happen.

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Tips for Healthy Living

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