Are You Ready to Restore Your Health?
Have you recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure? Perhaps, you’ve been trying to lose the same 10 pounds for the past 20 years. Or, you may suffer from frequent bouts with anxiety. Regardless of your unique situation, you might be desperate to restore your health to what it once was. Thankfully, to successfully improve your health, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist. You might be surprised at the effectiveness of making a few, small changes to your daily routine.
While you can’t control all aspects of your health, you do control one vital aspect, what types of foods you put into your body. To optimize your health, eat moderate portions of real foods including whole grains, lean meats, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and low-fat dairy products daily. Strive to fill your plate with color at mealtimes.
Foods with deep, rich colors such as blueberries, strawberries, and kale are packed with health enhancing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Resist the urge to snack between mealtimes unless you’re hungry. Whenever you need a snack, reach for healthy options such as a handful or walnuts, a slice of turkey, or an apple instead of processed foods like cookies, potato chips, or popsicles.
In addition to eating properly, exercising regularly is vital to optimum physical and mental health. Endeavour to fit some type of aerobic exercise into your schedule on most days of the week. Aerobic exercise helps lower blood pressure levels, decrease blood sugar levels, and slash stress. Aim to strength-train two days each week as well. Strength-training helps keep both your muscles and bones strong. And, don’t forget to stretch. Stretching keeps your muscles and joints limber. At the end of the day, spend more quality time with the ones you love. Being with friends and family members boosts your emotional wellbeing.
By adopting these lifestyle adjustments, 2016 might be your healthiest year ever. If you need a partner that understands the challenges that lie ahead, contact the Metabolic Research Center for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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