Written by Judy Thompson

Copyright 2005 Judy Thompson

This is a “what has worked very, very well for me” article. Reasons I wish to share these tips include: (1) forrepparttar last 15 years I have not been sick or experienced more than a slight cold, nor do I take any prescription medications; (2) I have a lot of friends, both older and younger than me, who have suffered from many illnesses and diseases. I believe that if my friends would follow similar health practices that I do, many would see improved results in their own health; and (3)repparttar 141146 internet provides me with an opportunity to share this information, without anyone feeling obligated to read it or to utilize my suggestions.

I do not claim to have allrepparttar 141147 answers or practicerepparttar 141148 “perfect” diet and exercise plan. I realize that a person’s genetic inheritance and environment can also influence a person’s health. However, I believe that most people would benefit by implementing suggestions in this article.

Here is a PLAN for generally pretty good health, as I see it.

1.Prevention is a lot better than a cure. Living a healthy lifestyle is a lot easier than trying to get over any kind of disease. 2.Balanced living is important. Not all work, not all play. Not too much stress. Some meaningful socializing, but also meaningful time alone with God. Some service to doing good and helping others, but not so much as to consume all your quality time with God, your family and your friends. 3.Eating habits. Lots of fruits & vegetables. Raw foods everyday. Leaf lettuce and Romaine are much healthier than head lettuce. Raw foods are important as they add enzymes that assist in digestion. Several helpings of fruits and veggies daily will help your health. 4.Good elimination daily. Consume plenty of fiber and drink plenty of water.

Get Out And Play: Top 7 Outdoor Exercises

Written by Aaron Potts

Do you remember when our parents used to yell at us to go outside and play? They would get so tired of us running aroundrepparttar house munching junk food and fighting with our siblings that they would practically kick us out ofrepparttar 141114 house!

Well, we may not haverepparttar 141115 same child-like activities lined up to get outside for anymore, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't still get out and enjoyrepparttar 141116 world! Exercising outdoors has many benefits, and they includerepparttar 141117 following:

- Little or no equipment needed to get a good workout - No crowded gyms or obnoxious people to put up with - No driving time torepparttar 141118 local fitness facility - No need to put on makeup or special clothing to workout atrepparttar 141119 gym - Vitamin D enhancing sunshine for our skin - The ability to workout anytime, anywhere - even on vacation - Two words: Fresh Air

There are probably other reasons that you can think of why an outdoor workout would fit into your particular lifestyle, so now all you have to do is learn what kind of activities can be done outside.

Refer torepparttar 141120 following Top 7 list of exercises that are sure to leave you sweaty, worn out, and feeling great when it's all over!


Like all exercises, lunges should be done with absolutely perfect form. When done correctly, a lunge will work every single muscle in your legs at some point throughoutrepparttar 141121 movement, includingrepparttar 141122 all important Gluteus Maximus (that'srepparttar 141123 primary buttocks muscle, for those of you not anatomically inclined).

Variations on lunges that require no equipment include; Standing Lunges, Alternating Lunges, Elevated Lunges, Rear Lunges, and Walking Lunges.


Push ups have always been one ofrepparttar 141124 most effective upper body exercises, but they have somehow gotten lost inrepparttar 141125 world of shiny chest press machines and fleets of various types of exercise benches. However,repparttar 141126 push up is still an incredibly productive exercise, and it requires no equipment whatsoever.

The 3 basic push up movements include Standard Grip, Wide Grip, and Close Grip. Alternating those 3 types will ensure maximal stimulation torepparttar 141127 chest, shoulders, and triceps. In addition, you can elevate your hands to makerepparttar 141128 movement somewhat easier, or elevate your feet to makerepparttar 141129 movement somewhat harder.

Also, if you are really feeling brave, you can even throw in some Bounce and Clap Push Ups!


Many people simply don't understandrepparttar 141130 incredible power of doing a Squatrepparttar 141131 right way. Through improper instruction, inappropriate form, and just plain laziness,repparttar 141132 incredible effectiveness ofrepparttar 141133 Squat has been lost inrepparttar 141134 mix.

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