Tuesday, March 16, 2010

5 Helpful Tips to Improve Your Health

People all around the world want to improve their health, but they don't know where to start. Do you start with medical prescriptions? Or maybe even a low carb diet? Who really knows? All of the information I can give is some tips to improve your health.

1. Take out all processed and refined foods/drinks

(Processed and refined foods make the body work hard, therefore causing a stress on the immune system. It is very important that you eat organic or raw foods because of the chemicals used when a refined food is processed. Canned foods, boxed foods, or any other foods/drinks that contain additives such as MSG, high fructose corn syrup, and sugar are all processed and refined foods/drinks.)

2. Exercise often

(Not only does exercise improve your weight it also improves your mood, fights off chronic diseases, helps high blood pressure, and helps move the lymphatic system. Because the lymphatic system is not connected to the heart, it depends on exercise and other things to keep it moving.Activity activates many brain chemicals, causing you to be happier and more relaxed than you were before.)

3. Drink a lot of water

(All of us need water. After all our bodies are made up of 70% water and all of our systems yearn for it to function. Water flows nutrients to all of our cells, flushes toxins from our kidneys, assists the digestive track, regulates temperature, and helps many other things in the body.)

4. Read labels carefully

(A couple days ago my mom could not make a trip to Jamba Juice to get me a smoothie. We were in Safeway and instead she got me an Odwalla juice. Happily I sat in the car sipping a little bit at a time. In the middle of the car ride my mom read the label on the back. She read that it had evaporated cane juice, a.k.a refined sugar. We learned from this experience that we must always read labels carefully although some of the ingredients are misleading.)

5. Be aware of surrounding air

(Our story speaks for itself on this tip.)

When we were going through a rough time, these tips would have helped us realize what we can do for our health and I hope that you are one step ahead of what we were.


Melissa Simmons said...

A very informativr blog,Kaitlyn. I learned a lot from it and I am so glad people in your generation can keep us educated about these things.
Keep up the great work!

maribeth said...

This is the first time I've seen your blog, and it's great! This is very helpful. Keep writing! I want to read more! Maribeth 8-28-10