#5 Tip for Better Health

Move your body!  Remember that old saying “Move it or lose it”?  That applies to your body as well!  If you want to stay mobile, be mobile!

Exercise has so many great benefits – it improves your mood, reduces stress, strengthens your heart, helps control your weight, and more!

What is the best exercise for you?  One that you ENJOY!  Some people like the solitude of running or walking alone, while some like to join clubs to meet other people.  Some enjoy the group atmosphere of an organized class like spinning, Zumba, or yoga.  And some prefer sports or activities like softball, basketball, ice skating, or gardening.  Whatever it is that motivates you to get active and stay active – THAT is the right activity for you!

How often should you exercise?  There are so many varying opinions on this.  Ideally you should aim for 30-60 minutes per day of some type of activity.  Often life gets in the way of our ideal goals, so set your minimum expectation to 30 minutes every other day.  If you can’t fit a full 30 minutes into your day in one chunk try breaking it up – 10 minutes 3 times per day or 15 minutes twice a day.  Take a walk around the block during your lunch break and then do some strength exercises before dinner – crunches, push-ups, squats, lunges, bicep curls and shoulder presses with weights.

Get creative!  Too cold outside?  Do laps around inside your office building!  Don’t have any hand weights?  Use soup cans or water jugs!

Make it fun for the whole family!  Turn on music and get everyone dancing!  Go sledding!  Play badminton in the yard!

Make exercise a part of your life and you will reap the rewards in you health and your happiness.

So, how are you planning to get active today?

Get Active

The Gerson Miracle

Featuring Charlotte Gerson (daughter of Max Gerson) and her work. Max Gerson developed the Gerson Therapy which has been used to treat and cure many patients diagnosed as terminal (they report a 50% success rate). This therapy uses a plant-based diet, high nutrient juices, supplements, and detoxifying enemas to re-build the immune system and flush toxins out of the body. Charlotte has continued her father’s work along with her son and is the founder of the Gerson Institute in California and the first Gerson clinic in Mexico (it is illegal in the US to treat cancer with any method other than chemotherapy, radiation or surgery). Includes interviews with patients who have reversed their diseases and are now back to full health!

Related reading:
The Gerson Therapy: Information on how to apply the therapy for different conditions
A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy: Max Gerson’s final book with info on how the therapy works including 50 case histories

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#3 Tip for Better Health

Follow the 90/10 rule! The reason so many diets don’t work is because they leave you feeling deprived, and deprivation will eventually lead to bingeing which leads to feelings of failure. Don’t focus on perfection – none of us are perfect, so that just sets you up for failure! Make healthy choices 90% of the time and leave yourself a 10% buffer to allow for occasional treats, dinners out with friends, or party snacks. It’s all about moderation – allow yourself the occasional indulgence to prevent cravings born from the “forbidden foods” mindset. It’s always easier to make the healthier choice when it feels like a choice – you might say to yourself, “I’ll choose the salad today, and maybe treat myself to a cone at that new ice cream parlor on Saturday!”

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The Everything Juicing Book

A great book for all juicing enthusiasts, beginners and veterans! Informational topics covered include Nutrients, Benefits of Juicing, Choosing a Juicer, and Ingredients. Next the recipes are grouped into chapters such as Juicing for Detoxing and Cleansing, Juicing for Energy and Stamina, Fighting Infections, and Helping Your Digestive Disorders. Well organized content makes this book fun to read! Pick it up and browse through it a bit and you will soon find yourself in front of the juicer trying a delicious new concoction!

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Be Your Own Ray of Sunshine!

Think positive! Remember what your mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, or teacher always told you about the power of positive thinking – they were absolutely right! Negativity attracts negativity, and positivity attracts positivity, so choose to have a positive outlook and see how your life begins to change. When you expect good things to happen you start to see opportunities where previously you may not have. Not only will you see the benefits in your own life, but in others around you as well – positivity, like laughter, is contagious! Spread the joy!

There are so many great quotes out there that you can use to remind and inspire yourself! Write down a few of the quotes below or find some that resonate with you – just search “quotes for positive thinking” or something similar and you will have an enormous selection to choose from! Search Google images and choose a few with cheerful or calming backgrounds and print them out for even greater impact. Place them in prominent areas where you can see them as constant reminders to focus on the good!

Change your thoughts and you change your world – Norman Vincent Peale
A positive attitude brings strength, energy and initiative – Kamari aka Lyrikal
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude – Maya Angelou
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine – Anthony J. D’Angelo
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference – Winston Churchill

Dictionary.com defines positivity as “the state or character of being positive: a positivity that accepts the world as it is.” So remember to accept what is, recognize all the good parts, and make a conscious decision to be happy!

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