To reach our optimum level of health, it is our responsibility to take care of our mind and body.  We can easily learn how to eat a well-balanced meal and also be aware the consequences if we abuse our bodies.  We should be emotionally, mentally and spiritually ready as we go through life to handle all the inevitable stresses that come our way.

7 Caffeine-Free Ways To Boost Your Energy

 

Living it Up & About“When your energy level falls into the red zone, you probably reach for our culture’s quick fix: caffeine. In fact, women in their 30s consume about 165 milligrams of the stuff each day, but by age 50, the daily average leaps to 225 milligrams, a recent USDA report reveals. “We have an energy crisis of historic proportions going on,” says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., an internist and fatigue expert. “We are reaching for anything that will give us energy — and we’re over-relying on coffee now more than ever.”

That said, scrapping your daily Starbucks isn’t necessary — the antioxidants in java are good for you — but you shouldn’t rely on a seven-cup habit to carry you through the day, either. That’s just putting a bandage on your exhaustion. Instead, beat fatigue for real with these out-of-the-box energy boosters.”

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11 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100

Living it Up & About“One of the biggest factors that determines how well you age is not your genes but how well you live. Not convinced? A study published in 2009 in the British Medical Journal of 20,000 British folks shows that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing the following four things: being active for 30 minutes a day, eating five daily servings of fruit and vegetables, and avoiding cigarettes and excess alcohol.”

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Healthy Living May ‘Reverse’ Cellular Ageing

Living it Up & About“Going on a health kick reverses ageing at the cellular level, researchers say,” BBC News reports. The news is based on the results of a small pilot study that looked at whether lifestyle changes can improve telomere length in men with low-risk prostate cancer. Telomere length is thought to be a genetic-level sign of ageing.

In this study, researchers investigated whether adopting a healthy lifestyle could cause telomerase activity and telomere length to increase. Telomeres are protective DNA and protein “caps” which protect the ends of chromosomes.”

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Growing Healthy Kids with Yoga, Pilates and Natural Nutrition

Living it Up & About“We all want our children to grow up happy and healthy. So it is truly frightening to discover that childhood obesity, attention deficit, hyperactivity and anxiety disorders are all on the rise in North America. However, if we introduce naturally nutritious foods and mindful exercise like Yoga and Pilates to kids as early as possible, we can start to reverse these trends.

Yoga and Pilates are usually associated with adult fitness. However, more studies are showing that these mind-body fitness modalities can help children grow and develop into strong, healthy, and centered adults. Bad posture, shallow breathing and muscle tightness are not a natural state of being. Kids today spend an inordinate amount of time slouched at their computers, video games, television and on cell phones, forgetting healthy ways of moving and breathing. They also face increasing pressures in school to perform and fit in.”

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We are responsible for how we live our life. Since we have the autonomy to do so, we should also take into consideration our needs to live a long and fruitful life.  Your body will thank you! 

 

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