Improve Your Overall Health and Stamina
with this 9 Point List.
Studies show a link between cardiovascular stamina and a strong immune system health. You may need to cheat at times, but remember, you’re looking for long term lifestyle improvement. As the immune system gains strength, you’ll find you attract few colds, have more energy, and generally feel better.
Doctors will tell you inflammation is the cause of many of our diseases and complaints. Coffee, spicy foods, sugar and alcohol (covered later) are big contributors to inflammation in the body. Add anti-inflammatory foods to your diet such as turmeric and flax seed.
2. Reduce Chemical Contact
We suggest you reduce chemical contact by changing as many of your cleaning products to natural cleaning products as soon as possible. This includes dishwashing soaps, shampoos, makeup, and body washes, to name a few.
3. Increase Consumption of Organics
Replace as many of your foods with organic products. If you feel restricted by budgetary concerns, begin with your meat and dairy. That will have the highest impact since most confined area feeding operations pump their animals full of hormones; not to mention inhumane conditions. Visit the Environment Working Group‘s website and download a copy of their dirty dozen. Foods like strawberries and apples have the highest rate of pesticides.
4. Eliminate White Sugar
White sugar has been genetically modified for years now. Studies show that genetic modification impacts gut health. Sugar also causes inflammation and causes the liver to overwork.
5. Give Yourself Good Oils
The best oils to eat are organic coconut oils, olive oil and butter. Avoid genetically modified vegetable oils and hydrogenated oils. Modern pastries are made with the cheapest oils possible. Find healthier sources and make your own when possible.
6. Filter Your Water
Fluoride is a recognized neurotoxin. Find a good filter and add it to your water system. If you can filter the entire house, that’s optimal; otherwise, at least take care of the kitchen area.
7. Move a Little More
Those that exercise see increased long term clarity and longevity. Exercise promotes cardiovascular health and has been shown to improve mood. Walking is a great place to begin. Make plans to get outside and breathe several times a week!
8. Plan Time to Relax
Stress weakens our immune system. Remember to give some time to yourself. Whether it’s a cup of tea and Netflix or time out in nature; renew yourself physically, mentally and spiritually.
9. Reduce Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol is a strong source of inflammation. It spikes the blood sugar and causes the liver to overwork. We’re not saying you have to eliminate it entirely, but be sure you’re not abusing it; and reduce it, if you have health issues.