Thursday, January 1, 2009

Want To Be Happy? Be Healthy

A main concern for everyone is maintaining health and
happiness. You will start to feel great if you incorporate
these tips into your daily life. It is not a difficult
thing to stay healthy. Don't worry; you won't have to spend
money on books or fitness machines. Simply follow some of
these tips to find good health and the resultant peace that
a healthy body brings to the mind.

1. Breathe! Daily stress makes people tense and they tend to
hold it in. By being aware of your breath, you are able to
release that stress and relax. Take slow deep breaths.

2. Get some sun. The sun is a great source of Vitamin D.
It's good to get about ten minutes of direct sun (without
sunscreen) each day. Because mid-day sun is very harsh,
stand out in the morning.

3. Drink water every day. Our bodies are 60-70% water! Not
only does water get rid of toxins, but it also carries
nutrients. It is important to stay hydrated, and sometimes
when you are hungry, you may actually be thirsty. Try adding
a little maple syrup, lemon, or lime for flavor.

4. Get out and exercise. Whether you are walking, running,
or using machines, stay active. Try to get thirty minutes of
exercise a day. Some people also enjoy yoga, pilates, or tai
chi. To make exercising more fun, invite a friend; a friend
will also help you stay motivated.

5. Laugh. Laughing will make you feel good, and it also
relieves stress.

6. Fresh fruits and vegetables are very important. Fruits
and veggies are low in calories and a great source of
vitamins and minerals. When possible, choose organic for the
following reasons: they are not genetically modified, are
higher in nutrients, and are not sprayed with conventional
pesticides. Try to incorporate super foods (foods with many
health benefits) into your diet such as flax seeds,
spirulina, olives, avocados, blueberries, cacao, bee pollen,
aai, maca, aloe vera, and noni fruit.

Be positive. Enjoy everything you do, this is YOUR life.