Reflexology For The Spirit

Wellness: 10 Tips for a Longer Life

Longevity depends a lot on  wellness throughout your life.  So, working to prevent disease helps promote a longer life.  There are many things you can do to promote wellness in your life.  It goes without saying that including Reflexology for the Spirit and Reiki Therapy sessions regularly are important.

PREVENTING COLON CANCER has a dietary component.    Dietary calcium,   selenium and vitamin D are important  for your overall wellness.

Another  thing that may can help prevent colon cancer is the regular use of aspirin.

So, beyond vitamins, and aspirin, what can a person do?  Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables !

And, finally, getting the dreaded colonoscopy regularly is important.  Colonoscopies are good for early detection and polyp removal  both of which are crucial.    Some people simply don’t want to get a colonoscopy.  I’ve been getting colonoscopies since I was in my 40’s.  The physician, over time, has removed several polyps and that was important.  Wellness testing is high on the list if you’re interested in living a long, active life.

Colonoscopies  have gotten easier  through the years.  And, the prep has actually gotten to be less dreaded   because my Dr. lets me drink vanilla milkshakes on the day before!  Go Colonoscopies!  I was actually a little tiny bit disappointed when my physician told me I don’t have to have another one for years.  I’m not scheduled for another one until I’m 85.

Not wanting to wait until I’m 85 for a yummy, thick milkshake, I’ve decided I can get a milkshake whenever I have to get a medical test or procedure.  I love that new rule!  Medical testing is much, much easier when followed by a delicious, thick milkshake.

PROSTATE CANCER – If a man lives long enough, he’ll either die with prostate cancer or because of it.  So, prostate cancer is in the future for many men.  Prostate cancer is a lifestyle disease, not a genetic one.

So, what can you do?  Vitamins are important prevention habits – especially selenium.  Seafood instead of beef is a good choice.  Fruits and vegetables are important.  To summarize this, a good diet is necessary for longevity wellness.

NEVER WORK BEFORE BREAKFAST –  A good breakfast, eaten every morning can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity.  If you’re  interested in wellness, breakfast is on the menu – every day.  First thing.

This is your chance to load up on high-fiber grains, antioxidant-laden fruits,  and whole grain cereals.

A favored breakfast is the world-famous Muesli breakfast.  This will stay with you for hours until it is time for lunch.  And, it’s yummy, too!

BREAST CANCER –  This is a challenge for many women.  Breast cancer has a definite spiritual component.

Reduced to its lowest common denominator, this means  you should do everything possible to keep from running on empty.  I wrote more about this in my book “A Healer’s Handbook”.

A good thing to do is go with early diagnosis and every medical treatment offered whether allopathic, complimentary, or integrative.  Fight breast cancer with every tool offered to you.

Early diagnosis means getting mammograms and breast exams regularly.  No cancelling.  Early detection and treatment is important to your continued wellness.

Keep up with research on cancer preventing diets and exercise.  This means, at the very least, eating lots of fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly.

STRONG LEGS are your best insurance policy for a long, active life.  Two of the best exercises are pedaling the stationary bike and using the leg press machine.

Climb stairs for five minutes every daily.

Balance yourself on one leg daily:  Stand on one leg for fifteen seconds, then alternate legs.

And, finally,  stand up and sit down twenty times in succession.

LOAD UP  – on vegetables, fruits, legumes, and grains every day.  Go for as much variety in texture,  and color, possible.   Avoid processed foods as much as possible.

Try not to eat any foods loaded with chemicals and artificial anything.  Chemical laden foods are not good for wellness.

TAKE THE RISK – Eat cold water fish one to three times a month.  This means you should eat about one serving of salmon, trout, herring,  or sardines per week.  Unfortunately, the accumulated heavy metals make eating the fish more often  a health risk.  However, on the plus side, eating the cold water fish once a week can offer real  wellness health benefits.

Avoid farmed fish if you can.  No doubt some  farms are clean but many are not and you have no way of knowing without visiting.

AVOID ALZHEIMER’S – Alzheimer’s is one disease which we all want to avoid at all costs.  There are some things you  can do to prevent the onset of this disease.

Reduce your intake of saturated fats.

Make physical  activity a part of every day.

Spinach and other dark leaf vegetables are said to help prevent the onset of the disease.

Antioxidant rich foods are important.

Turmeric is an important spice to add to your arsenal.

Maintain an active social life .

Learn new things .

WATCH YOUR BACK –  Statistics tell us  that most of us will experience back pain at some point in life.  This can be a problem for you if you’re not focused on your wellness.

Back pain has a spiritual component which you can’t ignore.   Stress is often involved in back pain.  I wrote about this in “A Healer’s Handbook”.

Back pain impacts on your wellness and longevity expectations when it brings on depression,  immobility, and  disability.

One thing you can do is work to maintain strong core muscles.  Strong muscles in the stomach and back will go a long way to a better recovery if you do experience back injury and pain.

Posture is important.  Take yoga classes with a teacher  interested in your posture.

Maintain a good weight.  Obesity is a strain on your back which you don’t need.

Drink plenty of water to maintain joint hydration.  This may seem like a silly suggestion but your joints  use a lot of water and need you to continually  replenish it throughout the  day – everyday.

The bottom line here is this:  Your longevity wellness depends  on a strong, healthy spine.

EAT LESS MEAT –  I’m certainly not telling you that you have to become a vegetarian, although that may be something that works for you.  However, eating less meat is important if you are interested in longevity and wellness.

Eating  large amounts of meat  regularly plays a part in contributing to diseases you probably want to avoid if your  goal is longevity and wellness.  Meat is implicated in most of the lifestyle diseases found in our culture:  cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia.

THANK YOU  for being interested in your good health for the long term.  Thank you for reading this blog.   Thank you for seeking a healthier life.  For sure,  a healthier life should make your longevity and wellness plans  a real option.

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Thurman Greco

Woodstock, NY

 

 

10 Easy Ways to Live a Longer Life

Living a longer life is a commitment to a specific lifestyle which promotes good health. Your first step to living a longer life is making this commitment to long-term good health and longevity.

You begin this path to live a longer life and have long term good health when you realize and understand  you can’t just blame your genes for your health.  Your continued good health depends on developing habits and practicing  useful  things regularly that  support your commitment.

Develop your plan for a longer life now.  Plan how your life will be when you are in your 80’s, 90’s, or even 100.  Will you be alert and active with friends?  Will you be living alone?  Will you be mentally alert?

Imagine yourself as a healthy person living  a longer life.  Focus on this goal.  Be ready to make changes in your lifestyle  to achieve the results you want.

Make regular reflexology sessions a part of your life.

For starters, review  your diet.  Are you consuming generous servings of  vegetables and fruits?  Do you eat lean protein every day?  Do you eat whole grain foods, brown rice, nuts, and legumes?   (I’ll cover the diet portion of  a longevity  lifestyle in future posts.)

Meanwhile…

Take care to prevent overeating.  If you eat a proper diet in the proper amounts, you should have energy, you will slow the aging process, and you will postpone or prevent chronic diseases.

If you can prevent overeating, your body will be able to handle more types of stress, something that’s important if you are concerned about living a long life.

Develop a daily walking routine.  Walking 10,000 steps each day will increase blood flow to the brain  resulting in an improved memory.  How can you do this?  Walk more.  Walk during your lunch hour.  Take the stairs instead of the elevator.  Make it a goal to get off your seat and on your feet.  Choose volunteer activities which require walking.

Take your vitamins!  But, not just any vitamins.  You don’t want to waste your money on nutrients you don’t need.  Do  some research.  Make your knowledge current before you decide which vitamins to take.  I’ll share more information about minerals and vitamins in future blog posts.  For now, I suggest you look into vitamin D3.  Find out for yourself if  that’s a vitamin you need.    When you take your vitamins, take them with food to promote absorption.

Take an aspirin a day…if your healthcare provider says it’s okay.  I believe  aspirin in moderation on a daily basis can help prevent diseases such as heart attack  and some form of cancer.  But, again, don’t take my word on this.

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Thurman Greco

10 Wellness Tips to Improve your Fitness

Fitness is a journey.  It is  a way of thinking, moving, believing, acting.  Fitness is forever.

The most important, bottom line, rule about fitness is to Be Active!.  There are many, many different kinds of exercise and diet.  But, whatever lifestyle you choose, the most important thing is to Move!.

Regular exercise fights physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual decline.  Whatever you do, include several brisk walks each week.  Over time, this regular brisk walk can improve your fitness and  “add years to your life and life to your years”.

Concerned about your risk of stroke?  Add a daily walk to your life.

Are you getting too many colds?  Exercise regularly and moderately to boost your immunity and improve your fitness.

Whenever  possible, take the stairs.  You’ll use more calories and build muscles at the same time.

Drink water even if you don’t feel thirsty.  When exercising, drink 4 to 6 ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes.

Do you have osteoarthritis?  The best thing you can do is exercise.  Check with your physician or physical therapist.  Contact the Arthritis Foundation.  Then, exercise, exercise, exercise.

Worried about falling?  Protect yourself by developing the strongest thigh muscles you can.  Strong thigh muscles will reduce the injury you might experience from a fall.

Don’t have time for exercise?  Turn your coffee break into  10-minute workouts.  These short breaks can offer a lot of fitness for not a lot of work.  You can climb stairs for 10 minutes.  Or, you can jump rope or have a quick run.  Park your car 10 minutes from the office and walk those 10 minutes.

Drink as much water in the cold as in the heat.

Replace worn exercise shoes.  Your fitness shoes are worn out long before you see wear on the outer sole or upper shoe.

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10 Wellness Tips for Better Health

Wellness is something we should all be interested in.  We can all increase our health awareness through wellness..

Following are ten easy things you can do to  promote your wellness.

Not all muffins are created equal.  Read the labels so you choose a  muffin which is more nutrition and less junk.  Look for a muffin which has less than 500 calories and at least contains whole wheat flour in addition to eggs, butter, and other healthy ingredients.

Like baked potatoes?  To get the most nutrients from your favorite food,  eat the skin too.  Ounce for ounce, the skin is where you’ll get more fiber, iron, potassium and B vitamins.  This is wellness in action!

Eat foods rich in vitamin C every day.  Besides oranges, the best sources of vitamin C are asparagus, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, grapefruit, kale, mustard greens, peppers, strawberries, and tomatoes.  These foods help protect against cancer and other diseases.

While you’re at it, eat at least five other fruits and vegetables daily.  Make sure these  five servings are high in antioxidants.

If you’re concerned about urinary tract infections, drink ten ounces of cranberry juice cocktail daily.  While this won’t substitute for medication, cranberry juice cocktail taken daily will help reduce infection rates over time.

Looking for low-fat cookies?  Try fig bars.  They’re both low in fat and high in fiber.

Like to bake cakes and brownies?  You can reduce the fat in the recipe when you substitute applesauce or fruit puree for the oil, margarine, or butter in the recipe.

Low-fat milks are not created equal.  If your concern is fat content, go for nonfat or 1 %.

Frozen fruits and vegetables are tasty, nutritious snacks.  Frozen bananas, strawberries, strawberries are delicious!

Try a new fruit or vegetable every month.  At the end of a year, you’ll know a lot more about food than you do now.  And, the chances are that you’ll have new favorite foods!

Read labels on frozen breakfasts.  Some are very high in fat.  Others are also very high in calories.  Go for the less fatty products.

So!  Here you have ten suggestions with a bonus thrown in for good measure.  I’ll be sending along other easy wellness tips along in coming blog posts.  Hope you enjoy them all!

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Your Sleep as a Spiritual and Healing Event

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For all that’s written and spoken about sleep, we all know on some level that sleep is a complex, spiritual event necessary to maintain our health and keep the body and soul together.

I was recently quite ill with a “sinus infection of global proportions” as described to me by a healing friend.  My first tip off was when I decided on a Wednesday afternoon that I suddenly needed to rest.  Fortunately, I followed my body’s demands and crawled in bed.  I promptly went to sleep and woke up on Sunday morning.

On Sunday morning, I was quite tired but felt better.  I drank a lot of water, ate fresh fruit, and made it to the doctor’s office on Monday to find out what my problem was.  Within a couple of hours, I had had enough blood tests, x-rays, and other scans to learn that I not only had the enormous sinus infection but I also had pneumonia.

I also had a physician who was angry at me, a daughter nurse who was angry at me, and several other medical professionals who were angry.

I doubt if I’ll have this experience repeat itself again.  And, I’m certain that this sleep, while highly therapeutic, may have needed some breaks for hydration, etc.

Nevertheless, I’m also convinced that, on some level, the sleep helped my situation.

I was fortunate because I fell  asleep without trouble.  Sleep is not always available to people who are ill or suffering with troubled health for whatever reason.

And, sometimes people are ill and need nothing more than a good night’s sleep to make things better.  So, encouraging a good night’s sleep on a regular basis is a good thing.  Sleep, experienced regularly, is important for wellness and good health in general.

What provision do you make for a regular sleep schedule which includes enough sleep every night?  Are you able to include enough hours to offer therapy to your self and lifestyle?

Is your pillow adequate for the job?

Truthfully, I’ve blogged many times and will blog many times more about all the things a person can do to get enough sleep.  Keep after your sleep until you are able to support your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

The first step involves honoring your self and your need to sleep well in order to live well.

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Your Sleep Sanctuary

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Better sleep includes getting enough sleep at night and  waking  gently in the morning.  That’s what alarm clocks and cell phone alarms are for.  Use them to remind you to begin to calm down in the evening and to gently wake you in the morning.

Sleep Encouraging  Techniques for you

As you journey down the path toward a better night’s sleep, don’t think of your bedroom as just a bedroom.  Think of it as your sleep sanctuary.

Some people report they get to sleep easier if they use a diffuser   with a lavender essential oil.  You may want to try this.  Lavender is one of the most popular and calming essential oils out there but not everyone likes it.

If you like lavender, you can use it knowing that studies find lavender essential oil improves your mood, decreases the heart rate, lowers the skin temperature and   blood pressure a bit.

A bonus here is that lavender is not one of the most expensive essential oils.  So, this may be an economical solution for you.

Do you have any plants in your bedroom?  If not, you may want to add one or two.  They purify the air as  they reduce mold,  filter toxins, release oxygen at night.  And, plants are fun to look at.

Lower Lighting is Important for a Good Night’s Rest.

As you prepare for sleep each night, lower the lights in your sleep sanctuary.  Bright lights  just before getting into bed can trick you into wakefulness.  You need light as you get ready for bed, but you just don’t need so much.

When You are Ready to go to Sleep, Turn out the Lights.

Then, when you get into your bed, set your intention.  My intention is always for a deep, healing, relaxing sleep so that I will wake up refreshed in the morning when it is time to get up.

Follow your intention with a short breathing exercise .

Begin this sleep breathing by getting comfortable in your bed.  Take a deep breath and hold it for an extra moment.  When you release this breath, focus on releasing  all tension and worries.  Blow them far away.  With the next breath, let go of any discomfort your body is holding.  With every exhale, focus on the word “relax”.

Breathe in peace…breathe out relax.

Hold your breath for a moment and then repeat:  Breathe in peace…breathe out relax.

Now, breathe in peace…breathe out relax.

Finally, enjoy your final peace breath and then breathe out relax.

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Healthy Sleep-

SLEEP WELL

Some of us sleep well.  Some of us wish we could sleep well.  And, some of us battle sleep and try to improve it.  And, for some, this is a lifelong endeavor.  Sleep simply eludes us .

Even though I sleep well, I fall in the category of those who try to improve my sleep. Through the years, I’ve developed some techniques that give me a successful night’s sleep not just once in awhile…but most nights.

Sleep is a priority with me.  And not just a decent sleep, either.  I want and need a good night’s sleep every night.

An important step I take each evening before I get into bed is establish a sleep intention.  I do this every evening because  I want my sleep to be restful and serene.  I want to sleep throughout the night because my goal is to wake up rested and ready for the coming day.  This is the  intention I set each evening before I get in my bed.

CAFFEINE…OR NOT

I begin preparing for sleep each evening in the morning before I leave home.  My caffeinated drinks are exclusively early  day beverages and I taper off the caffeine as the day goes on.

One way I do this is limit my coffee to no more than five cups a day. Even though five cups is my limit, often I never even get to five cups.  I enjoy unsweetened iced tea so I may drink more tea than coffee.

As midday rolls around, I switch to a latte.  I may occasionally have a decaffeinated coffee in the afternoon.  But, not often.

Most of the time, my afternoon drink is a large unsweetened iced tea.

TV TIME

When I’m home relaxing, I resist the temptation to watch “just one more program”.  And, I limit my email time after dinner.  And, neither my TV nor my computer can be found in my bedroom because they can interfere with my sleep.

A SLEEP SCHEDULE

I try to maintain a sleep schedule so that I go to bed pretty much the same time every evening and I get up about the same time on weekdays.

A PERFECT BEDROOM

My bedroom is the most serene room in the house.  The walls are a pale cream color.  The carpet is a quiet brown.  I have several pieces of art on the walls which make me feel calm and positive.  Sleep comes easy in this room.

And, my bed is perfect!  I love it.  The mattress is sooo comforting.

Are your sheets comfortable?  Some people love cotton sheets.  Others prefer flannel sheets.  I’m on the flannel sheet side of the argument.  I love the feel of the flannel sheets every night of the year.

When you buy sheets, carefully check the labels to be sure that you get what you pay for.  Be sure your sheets are good enough quality that you  can wash them in hot water and put them in the dryer.

Is the sheet fabric tightly woven enough to keep away dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens.

Whatever you choose, make sure you have sheets and blankets that you like.  You need to like the color.  You need to like how the fabric feels when you touch it.

And finally, you need to feel your bedding is inviting.

THE TEMPERATURE

Is your bedroom too hot or is it too cool?  The last thing you want is to sweat or shiver throughout the night because when you’re shivering  or sweating, you are not sleeping.

YOUR APPLIANCES

Your sleep doesn’t need to be disturbed with computer, smartphone, TV, and other appliances beep.  So, they don’t belong in your bedroom.

CLEAR OUT THE CLUTTER

Clearing out the clutter in your bedroom really helps.  An uncluttered space is calming, inviting, serene.  Go for it!  Try clearing out the clutter about fifteen minutes a day until the room is all cleaned out.  You’ll feel better and sleep better for it.

When I started clearing out the clutter, I felt things would look better in my bedroom but I was unprepared for the wonderful difference an uncluttered space made in my sleep.

MOVE YOUR HOME OFFICE TO SOMEWHERE ELSE

Ban your office from your bedroom.  When you bring your work to your bedroom, you make it harder to unwind as you think about tomorrow’s problems before you try to go to sleep.

There are a kazillion other things you can do to improve your sleep.  I’ll be discussing them over time.  Some of the suggestions I’ll bring up may not interest you.  Try what seems good to you.  As you discover what improves  your better sleep, you’ll benefit from the changes.

You may find you look better, feel better, and think better.  It’s worth the effort to change your habits and environment.

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Thurman Greco

 

Healthy Kitchen

Our lives are often over full with  too much going on.  We’re all busy.  Working.  Caring for children.  Running errands.  Studying.  Volunteering.

Where is the time to shop for and prepare a leisurely, healthy meal?

Food can often be therapeutic.  But, sometimes it’s hard to serve a healthy, healing meal to someone. when everyone is overworked, underpaid, short of time, and out of space.

BUT…

there are things that can be done to make your  kitchen healthy and the meals easier.

Begin by making your kitchen a place where you want to be.  Are the walls a color that you like?  Is music that you like available in your kitchen?  Do your utensils work?

If the answers to your questions were “no”, it’s time to try to make your kitchen a place where you want to be.  Tackle one thing at a time and the room will soon be your favorite place.

Review your recipes.  Do you have a few recipes for meals that are nutritious, delicious, easy to prepare, and fun to eat?  If not, be on the lookout.

What you need is an arsenal of easy-to-prepare meals which you can rely on.  Start with a few slow-cooker recipes which you can use during the week.  This way, you can load the slow-cooker with ingredients before you leave for work, turn on the cooker, and return home at the end of the day to a delicious meal.

Do you have a favorite casserole recipe?  Prepare this dish on your day off and then have it ready to eat the next evening.

Eat together as a family at least three times a week…more if you can.  Make eating together non-negotiable.

Get your family members to help with the meal.  Setting the table, washing the dishes, taking out the trash can all be done by family members.

I’m living proof that it is possible, even easy, to cook and serve healthy, nutritious, delicious, clean food that is easy to prepare and doesn’t cost a fortune.

When you work at this, you’ll soon have a kitchen that everyone enjoys.  Your food will be delicious, easy to prepare, inexpensive, and fun.

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Healthy Lunch

Do you sometimes have trouble getting through the afternoon?  Maybe it’s time to invest in a healthy lunch.

A healthy lunch doesn’t have to be just an extension of an already over packed morning.  A healthy lunch should be a  respite from the confusion and stress of the morning leading up to the lunch hour.

TAKE A WALK – Whether you work in an office, factory, retail outlet, or home, walking  is a good way to make your lunch a bit more enjoyable and healthy.  Your lhealthy lunch walk doesn’t have to be long.  Nor is it a substitute for  food.  It is a chance to change your environment and move your muscles for a few minutes.

TAKE A POWER NAP – Five or ten minutes devoted to putting one’s feet up and closing one’s eyes can change your life.  No kidding.  A few minutes sleeping in the middle of the day makes a lot of difference in the remainder of my day.  And, it can make the same difference in yours.

MAKE YOUR LUNCH HEALTHY.  Healthy, clean food can make a world of difference in how you function in the afternoon.  Basically, that means you eat foods that are food.  Boycott  chemical laden lunches which are low in nutrition and high in calories and toxic additives.

GET AWAY FROM YOUR DESK.  No matter how stressful things are, physically remove yourself from your desk for at least fifteen minutes.  Take a walk.  Chat with a couple of working colleagues.  Make a personal call or two.  Your goal is to take yourself away from the desk physically, mentally, emotionally for a few moments.

DO YOU RUN ERRANDS?  Walk them if  you can.  The exercise you get on your lunch break will refresh you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

ARE YOU ON A DIET?  Start a lunch group where you eat with other colleagues who are also interested in weight management, health, and nutrition.  You can enjoy the group socially as well as support each other as you lose weight.

YOUR HEALTHY LUNCH BEGINS WITH A HEALTHY BREAKFAST.  It’s much harder to eat a healthy lunch if you’ve skipped breakfast and are hungry and craving high-fat, high calorie, high carb foods.  A good breakfast which includes whole grains and lean proteins will serve you well throughout the morning.

INCLUDE A HEALTHY SOUP.  A healthy soup will include the protein and fiber you’ll need to get through the afternoon.  The ideal soup will be broth based and will make you feel full while  not wasting calories.

LEAVE YOUR BUILDING.  GET OUTSIDE.  Whether you are running errands, power walking, or visiting with friends, make sure you walk outside your building for a few minutes.  Take a few deep breaths.  Be outside.  Is it raining?  Snowing?  Broiling hot?  Whatever is happening outside your building, spend a couple of minutes experiencing this day.  Enjoy a couple of minutes of this escape to recharge!

No matter how stressful your day, consider how best to use your lunch time.

Go for it!

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Healthy Investments

Every day offers new opportunities to make healthy investments in ourselves.   And, for me, the best investment I can make is the investment I make in my good health.

Below, I’ve listed some new things you can choose from to invest in your own good health.  Enjoy!

MOVE FOR 30 MINUTES!  This can be a quick walk during the day, or a trip to the fitness center to hop on a treadmill for thirty minutes.  Or it can mean a bike ride or a dance class or a yoga session.  But, whatever you choose, the important thing is  you choose to move for at least thirty minutes every day.  This healthy  investment  will pay for itself in dividends many times over.

BRUSH YOUR TONGUE for one minute every day.  Your breath will smell better and your mouth will thank you.

KEEP A CALENDAR.  Make a healthy investment in a smoother running day.  The best way I know to get your day organized and your life simplified is to keep an appointment calendar.  It doesn’t have to be large or elaborate.  But, to keep track of where you’re expected to be each day can reduce stress because you’ll be less likely to forget an important appointment.

BREAKFAST IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY.  Don’t skip it.

TAKE A VITAMIN.  Just choosing which vitamin to take each day can be stress inducing.  But, there are a few guidelines which can simplify the job.  For starters, skip the time-release formulations.  They may not be good for you and sometimes they elevate the price.  Select a vitamin which doesn’t have a lot of additives such as sugars, artificial colors, preservatives.  Skip chelated minerals.  Vitamins are healthy investments.

GET ALL YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS AT ONE PHARMACY.  Pharmacists  offer good advice on many illnesses and diseases.  Developing a relationship with your pharmacist is a good healthy investment.  A pharmacist  can be a good source of information for you.  But, only if you get all your medicines from the same place.  Otherwise, the pharmacist may not be completely aware of your situation.

TRY TO HAVE THE LEAST STRESSFUL DAY POSSIBLE.  This means that you begin by promoting a calm attitude.  Can you have a stress free commute?  Begin each day by completing a to-do list for your day.  Be  as specific as possible.  Print this list out on brightly colored paper (so you won’t lose it).

SCHEDULE SOME READING TIME.   Spend at least fifteen minutes each day keeping up with activities in your areas of interest and work.

SLEEP IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN EXPERIENCE.  Make sure you schedule enough sleep in every night.  I know I keep writing about sleep but, honestly, it’s one of the most important things you do.  When you sleep, your brain, your organs, your skin perform functions that are not done when you are awake.  Sleep is essential and enough sleep is important.  Sleep is a healthy investment.

KEEP HYDRATED.  When we’re stressed, we forget to drink enough liquids.  Liquids keep you awake, alert, refreshed, as well as prevent disease.  So, drink up!  Drink water, teas, juices.  But, mainly, drink water throughout the day.

So, here you have the health lineup for the week.  Hopefully you’ll find things that you can use to be healthier in your daily life.

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I’ll be suggesting more options for healthy living soon.  Thanks for reading .

FINALLY,  the second edition of “A Healer’s Handbook” is out.  Hope you enjoy it!

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