From the day we are all born, we age everyday. As a young person, we don’t think about the later years in our life. We live in a very fast pace world today and it causes a lot of stress in our lives and as time goes on, the stress will affect us increasingly.
Everyone young and old, we all need to take care of our bodies and minds. By taking care of ourselves, it keeps us thinking, moving and helps prevent major illnesses such as cancer and many other diseases.
We all have to work at keeping ourselves healthy and there is no better time than right now. The younger you start taking care of yourself the better it is; by starting early you’re catching things before they have time to progress.
So right now, start by eating healthy. Keep an eye on that diet and make sure you’re not overeating, but eat enough to get vitamins you need to have. A good multivitamin is a good way to start adding supplements to what you don’t get in your food.
Food doesn’t always have the amount of vitamins anymore like they used to, and that starts at the farmer’s level.
Don’t blame the farmer for this because they are just doing their jobs the same way we all go to ours everyday. The farmer has to add fertilizer, chemicals and even water to their crops to make them grow bigger, faster and for beauty too.
Adding all these chemicals eat up all the natural vitamins that you need. Water has chemicals in it too; one reason why your water needs to be tested at least once a year especially if you have well water.
Once the food is grown and ready to be shipped it is polished, coated to keep it nice and fresh looking during shipment, which is why this will take away some of the vitamins as well. Try to eat as much homegrown food as you can and not processed foods. Fresh homegrown food is the best, since you get natural vitamins.
A good multivitamin isn’t going to hurt anyone. It is known that people who take a multivitamin everyday are in better health than someone who doesn’t. Sometimes your doctor may want you to take extra vitamins, as we grow older because our bodies change and sometimes require more of something.
In addition, as we grow older our eating habits change and we don’t eat as much or we want to lose weight and don’t eat the right foods. Nevertheless, remember you can lose weight and still eat right.
As we grow older our bodies and minds change. All the stress we had growing up and continue throughout our lives. Relieve that stress as much as possible because it can do a lot of harm to us.
Stress is known to be a major factor for poor heart conditions, strokes, and it will lower our immune system, as we grow older.
A regular exercise program is good for all ages and helps relieve stress at the early ages as well.
If only families took time out maybe as a family with their children and made it a part of their lives that would help relieve it during the younger years.
A person who learns and enjoys exercising on a daily basis will keep during it, as they grow older as well.
Exercising will help the older person to keep those bones more flexible so they don’t get stiff and weak. The heart gets benefit from exercising too.
Exercise will cause the heart to produce naturally, by working it harder to keep it highly flavored. Exercising helps to keep our bodies toned up and helps us to lose weight, or at most keeping the weight maintained.
Remember starting early can help later in years to make your life healthier and more contented.
Healthy Aging Starts with Positive Thinking
Many people wander the earth believing they lack the strength and power to achieve their goals. This negative mechanism holds them down.
You can gain motivation and live healthier, by simply telling yourself “I can do it.” Anything you put your mind to, you can do it if you want to.
How to tell self I can do it:
Just say today I am going for a short walk. Tomorrow I will walk a little longer than the first day. You have to be in control of your thoughts, actions, behaviors, etc by building your power of the mind.
Nevertheless, if you do not put your mind to it and you decide that you do not want to become active, and then you are only living a life filled with shortcomings. Your negative reflections will defeat the purpose of getting your thoughts in control.
Saying I will do it later, is another negative reflection. This is called procrastination, which leads to laziness. Laziness leads to weak muscles and joints, which gradually builds up to medical problems.
Take control of your thoughts. If you want to do something bad enough you will do what you have to do to get where you want to be. You need to make a goal and stick to it.
Create plans that help you to reach your goals, and take action each day to achieve. When you give up, it is a sign that you lack faith in self and is a clear indication of weakness. You need faith to stay strong. As well, you need positive thinking to strive.
Having a positive attitude will give you a jumpstart to a healthier life. Keep on pushing. Do not stop once you get started instead go until you reach your goal.
When times get hard and you don’t think you can go on just remember I –can- do – this always keeps your head up and your mind open. Don’t dwell on something you can’t change, rather focus on the things you have power to change.
How to continue positive living:
To stay positive you have to admit your feelings and express them. If you feel depressed or frustrated, just say it aloud.
There is nothing wrong with showing emotions, providing you do not beat up your best friend physically to express those emotions. Stay in control and express what you feel.
You have to talk about how you feel and don’t blame yourself but try to figure out why you are so depressed or frustrated.
Failing to discover your intentions or reasons will reduce your control, especially if you do not understand what you need or want.
Do not worry about the cause, rather find your wants and needs and the cause will come to you.
Here is some pointer that might help you to get where you want to be. You have to look for a good role model and become acquainted with their way of thinking positively.
Try to talk positive and avoid negative talk. Seek some support from friends and family.
Reward yourself with a massage or listen to your favorite music. Make a plan and stay with it no matter what. Just remember you can do whatever you want to do and keep your mind set for the good things and not the bad things.
This will make you feel better and make you a happier person. If you’re happy, you will have a healthier life.
Don’t forget to create a goal. Don’t make the goal so high that you won’t be able to keep it, but make it so that you can meet your goals.
Camille McClellan, MD, DNM, MBS
McClellan Natural Health, Wellness & Nutrition
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