Tips: Healthy Living
SUN (15-20 min/day)
WATER (1/2 your body weight in oz. per/day)
WALKING (30 min/day)
JUICING (Drink fresh raw juice daily)
STRENGTHENING (Weights, Pilates, Yoga, Martial Arts)
WHOLE FOODS 80/20 (Eat 80% whole foods daily)
SLEEP (7-9 hrs.)
LOVE (Love yourself and others well)
Smile: There are more muscles concentrated in your face then any other part of your body. The physical act of smiling strengthens your immune system and releases endorphins from your brain making you feel better. The act of smiling changes your energetic field which is seen through Kirlian photography.
Sun: Go for a walk in the Sun!!!! Your body needs sunlight. The sun enters your body through your eyes and stimulates and gives energy to rest of your body. It is also responsible for regulating our Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for your bone, immune and hormonal health. The best time for a good exposure is between 10:00-3:00, during summer months. Due to the fact that good UVB rays are not as strong during the winter months it is recommended to supplement with a oil based Vitamin D3. Foods that are rich in vitamin D are: egg yolks, fatty fish, salmon, mushrooms.
Water: As you already know the importance of water for biological function and optimal health. Your probably well aware of that your body is composed of mostly water which is needed for physiological processes and biological reactions including blood circulation, metabolism, regulation of body temperature, waste removal and detoxification. Once your body has lost 1-2% of its total water content it will signal the body that it's thirsty. In my opinion when your thirsty you're already dehydrated so plan on getting at least 64 ounces/day or take 1/2 of you're body weight in ounces. I also suggest adding lime which helps with keeping your water clean and alkaline. I also recommend that your best water source is natural spring water. Studies indicate that only 3% of the general public is well hydrated.
Walking/Exercise/Movement: 20-30 minutes per day. Make sure you are getting different types of movement and exercise throughout the week. Stretching, Resistance, Core/Posture, Aerobic (with air, oxygenates) Cellular (jumping on trampoline). These different forms of movement helps increases oxygen to your cells, increases lymphatic drainage, and stimulates cell metabolism to help eliminate toxins, keeps energy flowing, helps burn fat, increases bone density and releases tension and stress. Remember "If you don't use it, you lose it."
Sleep: 7-9 Hours are recommended on a supportive mattress. There are healing hormones released between 10:00 pm-2:00 am, this is when our bodies have the best opportunity to heal and rejuvenate. Insomnia leads to a reduction in progesterone and this can affect our body's ability to fall asleep. To help you fall asleep naturally try taking a salt soaking bath, drink chamomile tea or valerian tea, snack on either turkey or nuts 1 hour prior to bed, these have tryptophan which is a building blocks for the brain chemicals to be released called serotonin which controls sleep. Make sure you turn off all electronics and do not have them near you. Listen to calming music or read before going to sleep. A Tip: Your body does most of its healing during REM sleep. Upon awaking, if you know you had a dream, then you were in REM sleep.
Laugh: Laughing is one of the most powerful beneficial things you can do. Children laugh on an average 10,000 times per week. Adults laugh on an average of 5 times per week. What is wrong with this picture? Laughing stimulates the immune system, helps eliminate depression and alkalizes the body. Always love and accept yourself, love and laugh often. Watch funny movies, be around people that make you laugh. Laugh at yourself, don't take yourself so seriously ... Smile ... Enjoy Life!