Maintaining a healthy body is hard, especially as you get older. But there’s a lot more to good body health than regular exercise…
THINK Good Body Health. THINK Healthy Body
Good body health means maintaining your body at or as close to its optimum weight for your age and height.
Too skinny and undernourished and your body will not function properly or process nutrients correctly.
Too fat and you overwork and overload your system. From muscles carrying to much weight, to your digestive system, liver, kidneys and intestines, being put under too much pressure.
To maintain or lose extra body fat and build good body healthy, aerobic exercise is essential in the fight against accumulating fat stores.
Aerobic exercise is the only form of exercise that burns fat, the only exercise that helps to lose fat weight.
Important facts about fat …
- Fat will not turn into muscle, muscle will not turn into fat.
- Fat is only burned through aerobic exercise, not strength training.
- Initial weight loss is from losing water weight.
- An improper diet, or fasting, will not reduce fat stores. Instead, your body will hold onto the fat to keep functioning.
Be Aerobic… Teach Your Healthy Body to Breathe
Walk, Cycle or Swim… Breathe; Take a lung full of pure, rich air and use it.
Aerobic exercise is a sustained, rhythmic activity that uses all of your major muscle groups. It improves your heart and lungs ability to function on a daily basis. Making you healthier and building a healthy body.
Aerobic exercise helps decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease and your exposure to other diseases related to a sedentary lifestyle.
Examples of aerobic exercise include – walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming.
NO need for fancy equipment or special instructions just breathe deeply and go for a walk. Alternatively, try the Pilates Beginner Video – Pilates Tips and Techniques, a holistic aerobic exercise system recommended by health professionals.
Good Clean Fuel for Your Furnace …
Sugar is bad, bad, bad. Essential sugars are good, good, good.
Give yourself the best chance of reaching your optimum weight and creating that healthy body.
Put good clean fuel in your furnace, the kind of fuel that burns brightest when you need it.
Forget the sugar highs and lows, the mood swings and the cravings and ensure you fill up on the stuff your healthy body needs, not what your sugar addicted brain wants.
1. Excess weight puts excess strain on your body, it stresses your skeleton and your circulatory system decreasing body health. This reduces your overall life expectancy. So, always watch your weight
2. Try to cut back on sugar, in all its forms, as much as possible. Sugars contribute to obesity and diabetes. They trigger inflammation and age the skin and the brain.
3. If you can’t, or find it hard, to cut back on sugar in your diet take supplements of Chromium. This will help reduce the cravings, try 200mcg per day. It’s believed that Chromium also reduces the incidence of late onset diabetes.
4. Sodium based salt dehydrates your skin, causing it to wrinkle prematurely, and can contribute to high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries. Cut it out and replace it with, ‘Herb Seasoning Salt’ by Bioforce, which contains celery, kelp, basil and magnesium rich sea-salt.
5. Try not to use salt, instead replace it by chopping a seaweed, such as Kelp, over your meals to improve body health
6. Eat foods containing Vitamin E, (wheatgerm, avocado and Soya bean), and take regular exercise. Both will boost circulation and help to thin your blood naturally. Your healthy body needs oxygen enriched blood.
7. To relax constricted arteries, reduce the risk of blockages and reduce the risk of stroke, take a magnesium supplement every day.
8. To maintain good circulation in your legs and avoid varicose veins… Don’t cross your legs.
9. Been on your feet all day? Lie on the floor and place your feet on your bed or on a chair for 15 minutes. This rests the valves in your blood vessels and encourages the absorption of excess fluid.
10. Spend most of your day at your desk? Try to have regular short breaks, a few minutes once every hour, and be active. Walk outside and look at the sky for a couple of minutes.
11. Most of the fruit and vegetables, that are available today, are picked before they’re ripe and before any essential sugars have developed. Your body needs those essential sugars for your immune cells to function at their optimum level. So, take a sugar supplement, such as Ambrotose. Sufferers of Parkinsons disease and hepatitis report improvements after taking essential sugar supplements. Don’t confuse essential sugars with sugar.
12. Your cells function best when alkaline and ideally your body should be 70% alkaline and 30% acid, however, today the average person is 80% alkaline and 20% acid. Help your body maintain a good alkaline-acid balance by eating honey, watercress, carrots and celery.
13. If you have ME or chronic exhaustion your liver and bowel are overloaded with toxins. Look after your liver and bowel by cleaning up your diet for a month. You’ll see huge improvements
14. Large portions of broccoli, globe artichokes, cauliflower and radishes will cleanse and support your liver.
15. Antioxidant polyphenols counteract some ageing processes. A couple of glasses of good, repeat good, red wine each day, will supply yours.
16. If you go out drinking, try to be in bed by 1:00am. Chinese medicine says the liver detoxifies between 1:00am and 3:00am and it does it more efficiently when you’re lying down.
17. To avoid hangovers, be proactive, not reactive. Take 500mg of gamma linoleic acid, (GLA, the main ingredient of primrose oil), one gram of vitamin C, a B complex vitamin and a milk thistle supplement, in a full glass of water; before you go out.
18. If you feel hung over, but you haven’t been drinking try a liver cleanse, (but, seek medical advice first.) …
Whisk it all in a blender and drink immediately.
Then don’t eat for one hour after drinking it.
19. If you absolutely must, cannot do anything else but, take a painkiller. Avoid paracetamol; it’s bad for your kidneys.
20. Always eat raw or lightly cooked vegetables, they contain more anti-ageing vitamins and minerals.
21. Maintain a healthy gut by taking an acidophilus/bifidus supplement.
22. Eat less and reduce the strain on your digestive system and your liver. The average westerner eats 40% more food than they need.
23. AVOID JUNK or FAST FOOD… It’s very high in sugar, fat and salt and contains little or no nutrients. Useless for buidling a healthy body.
24. Eat off smaller plates. Fool your brain, it’ll still see a full plate of food.
25. Don’t eat late at night or before you go to bed. You’re placing an extra burden on your digestive system, just when it should be relaxing
26. Don’t drink too much with your meals. This will dilute your stomach acids just when you need them to digest your food.
27. If you have digestive problems, increase your stomach acid levels by taking; two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water; before each meal
28. If you eat honey, and you should, swap your regular supply for MANUKA honey. Manuka honey can help heal your stomach and strengthen your immune system
29. For a healthy bowel you need fibre in your diet. Swap your usual wheat bran, for rice and oat bran.
30. Remove toxic metals that damage your cells, from your body by sprinkling fresh coriander over your salads.
31. If you live on coffee, burgers, alcohol and cigarettes, then accept the consequences. You’re accelerating your ageing process every time you eat, drink or draw a breathe and decreasing your body health.
32. A regular detox is an excellent anti-ager. Eliminating foods containing flour, sugar, caffeine and dairy products for just one week, will really cleanse your system … Try the 7 Day Detox Cleanse