I. A.M. H.E.R.E.
Seven Steps to Help Control Your Physical Future
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The acronym “I. A.M. H.E.R.E.” represents the most important steps you need to take to keep your physical future in your control. Aging is tough enough, but with control over these seven elements, your physicality will be stronger and last longer.
I = Immune System: A healthy immune system is determined by the food you eat, the exercise you do, the hydration level you keep, the rest you get and the environment you maintain. The immune system drives your train. The only way it can stay strong is for you to embrace your responsibility and fortify it by only feeding yourself healthy non-toxic food, sleeping well, keeping a handle on your stress levels, exercise and partaking of all the other healthy habits as outlined below.
A = “Aha” – Your Inspiration: Psychologists and “gurus” say that people will not change their behavior unless there is emotion involved. It is when we experience something or read something or meet someone who says something that we can experience an “aha” moment. It is when those “aha’s” happen that our mind, body and spirit become one and we re-direct our course of action to the next page on our journey. We are inspired to change.
M = Meditation: The main benefit to meditation is what it can do for our stress levels and controlling our stress levels, in general, means controlling our health. In a nutshell, stress is extremely harmful to your body and in order to live a happy, healthy life we need to find a way to reduce our stress levels with an on-going, daily practice. It has been scientifically proven that creating a daily meditation practice dramatically helps to offset a regular sense of nerves or anxiety that can occur each day.
H = Hydration: Monitoring your hydration is the most critical voluntary action you can take to maintain your health every day for the rest of your life. Keeping a steady level of hydration as you age eases the process and offsets a plethora of potential issues. Chronic dehydration has been proven to be the cause of many chronic conditions. Most people are chronically dehydrated and most people have some sort of chronic condition. Hmmm…
E = Exercise: Study after study has shown that an exercise schedule each week can help to offset cancer – all kinds, as well as heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), Type 2 Diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, joint replacements, and the list goes on and on. Many of the issues we attribute to aging are actually more due to misuse of our bodies and lack of care. The recurring theme found in most scientific studies on aging is if you want to extend your life span, stay healthy, and have a better quality of life, you need to maintain a regular exercise program.
R = Rest: We all need it, some more than others. One thing for sure is that we can’t live without it. Although we feel nothing, each night as we sleep, our body is very busy at work restoring all the “damage” we did the day before. To sleep well at night has everything to do with your behavior and how you feel during the day. Most studies show that 7 – 8 hours per night gives the body enough time to restore itself which is critical for good health.
E = Eating: True confession: I have had food issues as long as I can remember. The solution that I came to that stopped the abuse I gave to my body for 50 years? Education – learning about what was in my food and on my food. THAT has been the most effective diet I have ever been on. Bottom line? Eat local, eat organic, eat mostly vegetables, and mind your dairy. And, if you eat animals, make sure they do the same. Oh, and cut out sugar, including simple carbs.
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