We at Individually Fashioned believe that good health matters!
Therefore, we highly recommend personal quiet time, proper diet, weight management, daily exercise, and rest, be your first order for healthy living.
Let's start with a good night's sleep. Did you know that the proper amount of sleep provides the body, mind and spirit with renewal and restoration? When we choose to turn off the cell phone, laptop, and/or television, we are choosing rest and renewal for our body, mind and spirit.
Another basic addition to our health: Walking! It is loaded with benefits:
Improved circulation, increased metabolism, production of new cells, 'happy' endorphins. Walking also helps to build bone. If able, start with a minimum of 20 minutes a day. If not, start with 5; then increase to 10 and so on ... If you wait 20 minutes after your meal and exercise 20 minutes, you will burn twice the calories. This increases your metabolism. Hence, walking every day promotes many benefits for you and your well-being. I highly recommend purchasing a Fitbit Charge HR to track your steps, sleep, and BPM (beats per minute) throughout each day. The heart association recommends 10,000 steps a day.
Rebounding is a great alternative for those who find walking difficult. I have
been rebounding since 1985 when my husband bought a mini trampoline for
me in hopes that it would help my circulation (varicosities since age
15). Rebounding does wonders for me. I've used a combo of walking and
rebounding for years. I also use it as an easy way to "add" to my daily
steps. Click here for a list of 33 benefits to Rebounding.
If your life requires a lot of travel, pack a jump rope
in your suitcase ... 10 minutes a day is all that's needed to keep your
engine running well. As you develop your skills jumping forwards,
include jumping backwards too for it greatly enhances correct posture.
Stretching, swimming and water exercise decrease arthritic and back pain. If you are unable to do a lot of exercises due to a low back pain, building the core is still necessary. Try the Abdoer Twist Beginner stretches which enable the user to build the core without having to do sit-ups or similar exercises that could re-injure the low back. You can purchase the Abdoer Twist used; or order a new one on: Amazon Smile Abdoer Twist
Oatmeal every day
will lower your cholesterol. Add flax, and chia seeds to it for
Omega-3. Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water throughout the day will also increase
regularity, prevent dehydration and decrease wrinkles.
and smoking (marijuana** included), all known to cause cancer.*
Decrease the fats and sugars. (Did you know that sugar acts like glue
in your system, gumming up the works? It is also believed to cause
inflammation which causes pain! And most recently, cancer is known to feed off of sugar!) I have discovered a plant called Stevia also sold as Truvia. It comes granulated, or you can try Sweet Drops.
Watch the SODIUM - 1500 mg. a day is allowed. Read the labels! Most processed foods are way over this allowance. There is sodium in many foods - even eggs, a good source of protein has a modest 60 mg. of sodium. Increase potassium. Potassium offsets the Sodium - it's like a dance! If you've had too much sodium, drink lots of water, eat a banana, tomato, prunes, etc. Best advice ... don't eat out, don't eat frozen meals, soups, etc. Even delicious Costco rotisserie chickens are injected with SODIUM! Hence, do your own cooking w/organic, non-GMO real food.
Lowering, and keeping your weight down provides many benefits:
lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood
pressure. Keeping your weight in check can also lower the risk of many
different cancers, including breast, colon, kidney, pancreas, and
esophagus. Keeping your weight down also lessens the strain on your
feet, ankles, knees and hip joints. Every pound you lose takes 4 pounds of pressure
off the knees. For most, every 5 lbs. you lose, drops your blood pressure too. For your convenience, click here:
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Body Mass Index "BMI" calculator.
Add colour to your meals with fruits and vegetables:
Green, Red,Purple, Blue, Orange, and Yellow!
These are just a few common sense principles available for living a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle. We encourage you to begin anew ... it's never too late to start treating yourself well!
I highly recommend "Isotonix" supplements*** especially OPC-3
anti-oxidants each day for prevention of illness! To learn more, click
Now in my 70's, I take Opc-3 & Multivitamin 50+ daily. OPC-3 is an amazing anti-oxidant! Before discovering it in 2007, I was plagued with repeated sinus infections that required 2 rounds of Levaquin to knock it out; only to get sick again a week later! It was never-ending! A friend recommended that I try OPC-3 and I've had amazing health ever since! I recommend it for all ages. If you're under 50, along with the OPC-3, I suggest adding the Isotonix Multivitamin, Advanced B, and/or Calcium Plus - 4-pack. If you would like to order products, click here:
May God bless you in every way ... expecting great things for you, Elizabeth Marie
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