A healthy body requires sufficient sleep to heal, rejuvenate and
integrate learning. The first thing you can do to improve the health
of your body is to know, respect and act upon the importance of
sleep. Dragging yourself around every day, not having enough
energy to do the things you like and must do is NOT fun.
The second thing you MUST do if you are ever to feel great, is to
exercise. A healthy body is a fit body. Now don't go panicking - I'm
not suggesting you tip yourself into a chartreuse leotard and front
up complete with leg-warmers and sweatband, to the nearest gym!
There are lots of ways to enjoy yourself while being physically
active. Here are twenty ways to have fun exercising
There - I've said it.
You may not like it but it is a MUST. You don't have to become a
gym junkie - in fact if you click that last link you may be pleasantly
surprised by some ideas to get your body moving, and moving
towards being a more healthy body!
If you'd like to encourage someone you love to exercise (or even
yourself) see our Happy Products page for an accessory to remind
you WHY you are exercising!
Of course, you can't expect any more out of your body than what
you put into it - so if you're living on a diet of M&Ms and soft drink,
don't be surprised if you're feeling less than great.
Get some good nutrition into your body and you'll get more out of it!
A healthy body is much more fun to live in than an unhealthy one!
Dr. Ross Walker, a leading Sydney cardiologist, extols the virtues
of health supplements which many in the medical profession
renounce. Our food is not as nutrient-rich as it was many years ago,
as nutrients have been leeched from the soil, so if you're not
supplementing your diet, maybe you could investigate the
possibilities to retain (or regain) your healthy body.
Also, as our bodies age the production of some naturally-occurring
chemicals slows, sometimes leaving us deficient. So if you are of a
certain age, a deficiency may already be declaring itself, leading you
to the supplement section of your local pharmacy.
Speaking of RETAINING your healthy body..........I really love the
Chinese method of health care. In my humble opinion, the Chinese
have it all sussed. They pay their health practitioners to keep them
healthy, whereas we westerners pay our doctors when we get sick!
Which method makes the most sense to you?
I know people who lay their lives at their GP's feet. You probably do
too. Don't you think it's time these people (and all of us) educated
ourselves regarding alternative medicine ?
There's a whole world of knowledge out there to be explored. Why
restrict yourself to your GP's limited knowledge?
The last but by no means least piece of the healthy body puzzle
..............my kids will laugh at this if they ever read it.....
......is hydration!! (There used to be a running joke in my family
that if my kids came home with a broken leg I'd say, "have a big
glass of water - you'll be right!!")
But seriously, keeping the body well hydrated is paramount to it's
health!! Don't believe me?
Next time you're having one of those 'tired' days, drink 1-2 litres of
water and see what happens! You'll also usually find, when you start
noticing, that those 'tired' days usually follow a day when you
haven't drunk much water. Honest - it's that simple. The body is
made up largely of water (90% when we're born - gradually
decreasing with age) so it needs to be replenished daily.
If you're a 'headachey' person, you're possibly not drinking enough
water. Survey yourself for the next month, drinking two litres of
water per day and see what happens (your skin and innards will also
thank you!). This is such a simple tip you may not believe it, but try
drinking a little extra water every day and your healthy body will