Posted on Hello Wellness on Jan 11, 2011
It's a new year, a new start. Make health your priority and these five lifestyle changes for a better life:
Diet: Chuck the junk and eat whole foods. Grains and veggies are good. Too much of fat and red meat are not. Fish has its benefits when it's fresh and not polluted. Crash is fad and so it's bad. Salt looks little but can harm a lot. Sugar is sweet but nutritionally empty. Pile on the vitamins, minerals and fiber and drink eight glasses of water.
Exercise: Those muscles and bones were meant for movement. Sitting in front of the television or computer all day makes them weak and brittle. Swim, run, cycle, hit the gym or simply take a walk in between office tasks to make your body flexible and fit. Start slow and add more as your body becomes stronger gradually.
Sleep: Not getting enough of it can make you physically and mentally tired. Go to bed early and rise early. Rest is as important to your body as the food you eat.
Quit: Smoking, alcohol, soft drinks, caffeine and drugs. They're all addictive, nutritionally empty and expensive. The smoke brings on cancer and the alcohol, liver disease. Soft drinks cause dental caries and drugs can kill you. Quit now!
Stress: Handle it with care and it motivates you to do your tasks better. Manage it badly and it wreaks havoc, causing strokes, heart attacks, headaches and ulcers. Say, "No" to things you don't want to do and "Yes" to things you want to. Spend time with your family and friends. Balance your work and home to lead a better life.
Breathe easy, develop a positive attitude and you'll sail through 2011 in style!