Lifestyle Changes - Never too late.Written by Jennifer Geisheker
Itís Never Too Late to Make Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Health
Everyone knows that exercise and proper nutrition are important. Unfortunately less than one third of older adults engage in regular physical activity and nutrition can often suffer due to illness, medications, or for a variety of other reasons. The good news is that itís never too late to make changes that can improve your health.
To benefit from seemingly infinite rewards of exercise it is important to get off to right start. Just about every older adult can safely do some type of physical activity to improve their health. Think about what types of exercise or activities you like doing or would like to do and believe that you can do them. Then decide that exercise is going to be part of your daily life. It is important to begin slowly, start with one or two types of exercise and gradually add more as you become comfortable and confident. Try to include balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance exercises. To determine proper intensity of exercise, be sure that you feel youíre challenging yourself but are still able to talk without much difficulty. Do not do anything that causes you pain or dizziness. Keep in mind that continuous progress and regular practice is essential for reaping benefits of exercise. Think about ways to make your program stick. Consider asking a friend or loved one to join you, hire a personal trainer, join a class at a community center or YMCA, or walk in your favorite park. Whatever it is you decide to do, make sure you have fun!
I'm on the Jesus DietWritten by Alli Ross
Drawing on inspiration of loaves, fish, and wine, a doctor from Florida has published a self-help manual called What would Jesus Eat?. After launch of this unique book, Jesus officially joined US fight against fat. Eating is a lifestyle; a day-to-day routine that should sustain a healthy emotional and mental attitude and pump us with continuous energy. Ok, enough talk, are you ready for my secrets.
What would Jesus Eat?
Jesus ate a Mediterranean style cooking that hasn't changed much in past 2000 years. We know that Jesus ate a lot of fruit, a lot of fish, a lot of whole grains, and that he liked vegetables and olive oil. And lets not forget, every healthy Mediterranean meal is topped off with a wine of your choice. Wine is a valuable part of a healthy diet.
Whole-grains are best form of carbohydrates and pack a powerful energy booster. Next time your at grocery, look for pasta, pancakes, and bread that are made up of whole grains.
Feeling sluggish during day?
Are eating habits make a large contribution to our energy levels. A balanced combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fat eaten at regular intervals will help keep your energy level high. On other hand, not drinking enough liquids will cause you to feel fatigued and fried and fatty foods can make you feel sluggish. Cookies, candy bars, sodas, and fruit drinks will all deplete your energy levels. Because these foods are loaded with simple sugars, they cause a quick energy boost followed by a prompt decline that will often leave you more drained than before. Caffeine also has this same effect.