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Tips For A Healthy Body And Mind

Dec 25, 2007
Depending largely on the healthy choices that we make in our lives for our bodies, depends on how much we can enjoy life to the fullest and age gracefully without the burden of disease.

Listed below are some tips which you can follow to help you to prolong your good years.

Research has proven that by eating breakfast early in the day can help to reduce the risk of weight gain along with heart disease and diabetes.

Avoid fats and carbohydrates from items such as sugar, potatoes and white bread. It is recommended to select foods that are heart-healthy and include fruits, whole-grain cereals and bread, reduced fat cheese and low-fat or skimmed milk.

It is essential to try and beat the sugar high. However, for those individuals that have a sweet tooth, it can be difficult to stay away from sugar. It is true, in the eyes of some people, that it is much easier to grab a doughnut while making way to the office. However, sugar can become an addiction that is very difficult to break.

If you feel that you need a sugar fix each and every day, then by using a substance by the name of 5-HTP is a great way to curb that sugar craving. This can be found in all natural health food stores and is also referred to as 5-hydroxytryptophan.

5-HTP is a product that can assist you if you are an individual that lacks willpower and has a good appetite. After all, there really is no magic weight loss pill.

5-HTP is a direct precursor to "serotonin". It is designed to cause the feeling of being full as well as eliminating craving for carbohydrates and aids to balance the serotonin levels in your brain. It is a herbal compound that is safe and effective which helps you to lift your spirits as well as being a great product if you suffer from mood swings, anxiety and depression. It comes with a recommended dosage of 50 - 100 mgs on a daily basis.

It is essential to vary your exercise routine in order to assist the aging process to slow down. It is also vital to change exercise routines to prevent boredom, and more importantly, the risk of injury which can be caused by overusing particular muscles, bones or joints.

Attempt to rotate aerobic exercises such as walking, running, cycling, swimming, dancing and skating.

If possible, add strength training exercises to your routine several times a week, in order to stretch you muscles and prevent weakness, stiffness, bone loss and falls.

It is also vitally important, and your personal right, to take charge of your own medical history and lifestyle. It is not necessary to become Doctor know-it-all, but rather undertaking research of specific areas of health that pertain to your own personal conditions is a very intelligent step in the right direction.

By undertaking research of the natural remedies that are available as well as to what your doctor recommends will give you a bigger choice, as well as natural healing options. It must not be forgotten however, that receiving a second opinion from health care professionals is also vitally important.

Every individual has the right to view their medical records and eyeglass or contact-lens prescriptions. Each individual is also entitled to have a copy of every lab result, immunization records, and imaging studies. It is recommended to keep them filed in an organizer at home. It is also important to obtain a list of up-to-date medications and doses and keep them in your file, as well as carrying a copy of this list with you at all times.

By supplying and feeding your body and mind with the best foods and nutrients that are available, you will not only have more energy, but your body will be stronger and your mind will be sharper. By following the tips in this report, you are taking the first steps on the path towards a healthier life.
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Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of My-Personal-Growth.com, a site that provides information and articles for self improvement and personal growth and development.
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