20 Apr

A lifetime of good health comes from a lifetime of many small but important daily decisions. Doing these things every day is the key. If you do, health will be your natural state. If you do this, when you are older you can be as strong and able as you are today. You might mistakenly think that you just have good genes or that you’re just lucky. Well, maybe there’ll be some of that but mostly it’s because of all those little things you did throughout your whole life.

We all know we’re supposed to take responsibility for our own health. But, where do you start? No one can change a habit just because someone tells them that they should. So, a good place to start is to make sure that you understand why a change might be a good idea.

  1. Stop putting poison in and on your body. Start by learning what is toxic and how to identify the foods to avoid. Here is one good article on the topic. But, it’s not just food that is made with toxins. It is ironic that so many “health and beauty products” are actually toxic! The skin absorbs whatever chemicals are rubbed on it! Rethink what you put on your skin. Here’s some information about common toxins in cosmetics. While, I haven’t evaluated all the products listing in this MindBodyGreen article, it can be a good starting point to finding less toxic solutions.
    And, I notice some comments on this article offer other product suggestions.
  2. Exercise regularly for the rest of your life. Here’s my summary of the awesome book Younger Next Year which provides information about a plan for exercise that will keep you healthy and active way, way into your later adult life!
  3. Live closer to your own definition of spirituality. Here’s a Huffington Post article which provides the information about why this is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  And, here’s another article from UCLA. Meditate daily. Adopt a “one step at a time” philosophy. Explore and enjoy your connection with nature.
  4. Eat as much raw plant-based foods as possible. Here’s why this is a good idea.
  5. “A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” – Joan Welsh

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