Monday, July 22, 2013

Change can take some time...

Are you one of the people that when starting a healthy way of living expects dramatic results by tomorrow? Many of us want the results, and we will openly express our frustration when it does not happen as fast as we want it to happen. The thing is we have no sense of urgency the entire time we are living in an unhealthy state, but the day we start eating vegetables and drinking water, we want everything that is wrong with us to change.

Patience is a virtue that many of us were absent on the day they passed it out. The hardest thing to understand and wrap your head around is that getting healthy is neither fast or easy, but it is worth the time involved. Changing and relearning healthy ways to do many of the things you now do in an unhealthy manner is a process that takes time. I always feel starting the healthy journey while you are still healthy is the best way tio go, but whenever, even after finding out there are health issues can still make dramatic luife changes.

Remember to set your healthy life changing goals lower and attainable so you can meet them and reset the next goal. An example would be if you had 50 pounds to lose, the number 50 is overwhelming to most of us and most people will never get close to that staggering number. But break it down to 5 pounds monthly and start satisfying the goals today. We tend to set out of reach goals and then give up because we get no where close to satisfying them. When you set goals in an attainable manner you will soon be satisfying goals and feeling great. Also, small  baby steps in a healthier direction make the journey easier and much more attainable.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Back to basics..

Today we live in a climate where the chance of getting or knowing someone that has or will acquire a health condition or serious disease. The factors that play into this phenomenon have to do with things we can control like diet, exercise, sleep, water consumption, stress balancing and immune building to things we cannot control like environment and chemicals in about everything we use, touch or come in contact with.

One thing, different from in years past is we now have better technology, better alternatives and more choices on both sides of the fence. Nutrition and supplements have made strides in every direction to allow us a plethora of choices that we have not had in the past. The hard part is doing your home work and asking the right questions to people that have the correct and honest educated answers, and depending where you live, it make take some trial and error.

I hate to say that a quality of life is all about a "back to basics" philosophy, but when the basic bases are covered, your chances are better for the life we want, you know, the one where we feel good more than just a few days per week.

Get the best sleep you can, if you have trouble, look into the amazing herbal formula choices that can help you relax and get the sleep you need. Balance your stress, learn to relax and try to avoid the things, and the people in your life that are stressors. Keep the diet clean and avoid as many of the processed food choices that most of us tend to gravitate to without thinking about it. Increase your activity level, this does not mean running a marathon, it just means getting up and getting moving. Of course no quality life today in our stressfull, unhealthy and toxic world would be"quality"  without supplements. Always shop at stores that carry only the highest quality supplements with a staff of passionate knowledgeable people that can help you on your healthy journey. These basics,  along with a great diet, more Mediterranean based and clean fresh water will surely put you on a path that will be well worth an effort you may have to put into it.. In no time at all you will feel so much better that you will be sorry you waited so long to get started.