10 Important Do’s And Don’ts For A Healthy Lifestyle
What if I told you that—as a certified medical doctor—I can give you a list of ten things you can do or not do in your daily routine for a healthy lifestyle that means less pain, more energy, and a better overall quality of life? If you’re struggling to get through your day, this list can be life-changing. Take a look, think deeply about them, and put them into action as soon as possible. Even if you only use a few of them, you’ll feel better than ever before.
Do: Drink high quality water only
Avoid tap water. There are so many chemicals floating around in each drop that it becomes toxic to your body. The best water you can drink is Reverse Osmosis (RO) water. This is water that filters out all organic molecules, including unhealthy bacteria, viruses, and fluorides. The end result is pure, desalinated water.
Of course, RO water also filters out the minerals, so you’ll need to add these back into your beverage with something like ConcenTrace (sold on Amazon).
Don’t: Eat food with too much sugar or the wrong fat
Stay away from food with concentrated amounts of sugar, white flour, and artificial sweeteners. It’s difficult for the body to properly process these things in the overwhelmingly high amounts the food industry puts in some of their products.
Also, steer clear of omega-6 LDL and omega-9 trans fats and vegetable oils. These are bad for your heart and will result in problems when consumed in bulk over the years.
Do: Eat high quality food only
Skip the drive-thrus and chain restaurants and pass right by the processed food aisles in the grocery stores. Buy only certified organic meats and produce.
This is the only way you can be sure that the food you buy has not experienced any of the chemical processes used in most of the world’s food supply. Remember: the less hands that have touched your food before it gets to you, the better the quality of your dietary intake.
Don’t: Mindlessly medicate
We live in a society that makes us think there is a pill to correct every minor or major disturbance in our physical and emotional wellbeing. This is categorically untrue.
Rather than thoughtlessly reaching for pharmaceutical assistance in the form of painkillers, drugs, steroids, hormones, or antibiotics, try natural remedies whenever possible. Plenty of these have been around for thousands of years since and are still readily available.
Do: Breathe high quality air only
If you live in an area with a dense population, where industry is rampant, breathing high quality air might be difficult, as the businesses and factories around you are likely pumping pollution into the atmosphere at a shockingly high rate.
Moving to an area with higher quality air may not be possible. If it isn’t, try an air purifier and make it a daily practice to breathe deeply when in your home. Take slow, deep breaths and you’ll not only fill your lungs with better air, but you may achieve a higher state of peace and calmness as well.
Don’t: Breathe in toxins
Again, if you live in an area with a lot of industry, the air around you may be polluted, so there isn’t a lot you can do about it, except for moving your location. You can, however, avoid indoor chemicals that come from cleaning products, textiles, and paint.
Common sense wins the day here. When you do clean the house or paint, wear a mask. We all know how easy this is to do since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the practice into our daily routine. So, when in areas of unclean or chemically-affected air, mask-up.
Do: Get regular exercise or movement
Speaking of breathing better, an exercise like tai chi can be a great way to not only stretch the muscles, but learn how to achieve a calmer state of mind, which will lead to more conscious, quality breath.
You don’t need to hit the treadmill for forty-five minutes every day to get exercise. Not only is something like tai chi an excellent way to stay fit, but basic stretching exercise that your doctor recommends can be wonderful for you, so can walking, swimming, and activities around the house like gardening or cleaning.
Don’t: Expose yourself to electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
A lot of what we use every day in a modern society includes unnatural disturbances that are best to avoid. Not only are EMFs a great unknown regarding the imbalance they could create in our bodies, but so are Radio Frequencies (RFs).
Whenever possible, steer clear of microwave devices like remote controls, smartphones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth devices, and high voltage transmission wires.
Do: Familiarize yourself with nature
So many people forget to bask in the natural glory that exists all around them. There is a feeling of connectedness, gratitude, and peace that comes with taking time every day to get outdoors and appreciate your surroundings.
Take some time to touch the Earth every day. If you live near water, run your hand through the water. On sunny days, absorb just fifteen minutes of sunlight and breathe in some fresh air. I can personally attest that these habits will have a positive effect on your health and attitude every day.
Don’t: Resign to bad attitudes or negative emotions
Modern society has a large percentage of the world’s population living in an impossibly busy routine. There are so many deadlines to meet, policies to adhere to and responsibilities to uphold that stress, worry, anxiety and fear can flood your thoughts.
Find a way to diminish the negativity and avoid a bad attitude. Meditation works for some people; simple deep breathing exercises work for others; and still others find unique ways to deal with the pressure of living in the Digital Age.
This article was adapted from the book, Healthy Dad Sick Dad, written by Dr. Glen Robison. Glen is a primary care physician in podiatric medicine, a trained practitioner in Jin Shin Jyutsu, and a certified myopractor, trained in releasing deep restrictions of motion in the body that resides at the root of our symptoms and ailments.
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