| ” Every human being is the author of his [or her] own health or disease. ” |
” It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ”
What exactly is a healthy lifestyle? It seems experts are constantly telling us what we should eat, how much to exercise, bad habits to cut back on, how much sunlight to get, what vitamins to take, and on and on until we feel it’s just impossible to live up to those lofty standards. We decide that it doesn’t really matter how we lead our lives and cite examples like our great-uncle who smoked like a chimney and ate nothing but bacon but was still hitting the ski slopes at the ripe old age of 98.
Despite the occasional blaring exception, however, we can’t deny the harsh truth: the lifestyle we choose to lead has a huge impact not only on our physical health but also on our mental well-being and overall sense of happiness. We CAN change nasty habits, and when we finally find the courage to make those difficult changes, we feel so much better. We quit smoking and breathe more easily and start jogging again; we cut the greasy foods out of our diets and we’re less sluggish; we get more shut-eye and feel on the ball at work. In the end, the changes that seemed so painful and nearly impossible become such a major part of our lives that we can’t imagine how we could have lived the old way. We never regret those healthy transformations.
So how do you get off on the right foot and make the decisions that can lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle? First, educate yourself; find out what your body needs to operate smoothly. The next step is to evaluate how your body is doing. Finally, the most challenging but also most satisfying part: you must make real plans to incorporate any necessary changes. As Margaret Fuller once said, “A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”
The Health & Wellness Solution
I continuously seek newer and better ways of improving health for myself and others and love to share whatever I find. This past year, as an entrepreneur I have explored some exciting possibilities. I have been introduced to a marvellous app for my cell phone that enables me to contact you anywhere you are! I would like to send you a one-minute survey to introduce you to this latest news.
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Try to attend….April 24th 10 am until around 1 pm. Say hello!
Good news for people who feel a hint of anxiety every time they forget where they put their keys. More than 50 percent of Alzheimer’s cases may be preventable.
In fact, research suggests that there are seven key healthy lifestyle changes people could make to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
The Super 7
More research is needed to confirm whether there is a causal link between these seven key risk factors and Alzheimer’s. But there are plenty of other good health reasons to make the following changes:
Get moving. Inactivity is linked to greater Alzheimer’s risk, so take a daily walk. Walking every day can prevent your brain from shrinking, too.
Don’t smoke. If you do, quit. Smoking may up the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Eat more bananas. The potassium in this cheap and plentiful year-round fruit can help lower your blood pressure by as much as two to three points! And low blood pressure at middle age may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Go to bed. Getting a good night’s sleep can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, so get your ZZZs because research suggests that developing type 2 diabetes may up your chances of getting Alzheimer’s.
Walk outside. People who exercise outside — versus at the gym or inside the home — have less depression. That’s good news for the brain, because depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Take a class. Higher education is linked to lower rates of Alzheimer’s.
Drop a few. Becoming obese at middle age may be connected to higher Alzheimer’s risk.
It has been a difficult start for classes, mostly due to extreme weather! The location for classes was not suitable for seniors dues to lack of accessibility, but the offer of a seniors centre location with large theatre or dining/meeting room has solved the later problem. We will also be better able to serve tea/coffee/snacks etc and enjoy a private and comfortable setting. It makes a huge difference when the ambience is right.
I anticipate having some fun as well as serious thought, and am preparing for the first day with great pleasure! If you are local and can be there, join us and add to the general sharing.