Lead A Healthier Life: 101

My Intent is to lead a healthier life


What Does It Mean to Lead A Healthier Life?

Getting healthier means, of course, different things to different people. Most of us, though, want to eat a more healthful diet that includes more fruits, veggies, and whole grains and we want more time for relaxation and enjoying the people we love, as well as exercise. But adopting a more balanced, health-focused lifestyle can also mean getting rid of the things that deplete our health, energy, and our mood. So maybe a healthier life for you means cutting out (or cutting down on) smoking, drugs, processed foods, alcohol, stress, bad relationships, or an addiction to technology, TV, or shopping. It can also mean breaking habits like gossiping, negativity,
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“Fear and stress underlie or contribute to all threats to well-being. Learning to access the quiet state of centered awareness through inwardly-directed meditation provides the foundation for balance and well-being, healing, and transformation.” – David Simon, M.D., CEO, medical director, best-selling author, and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
One of the biggest steps you can take toward living a healthier life and detoxification is to practice daily stimulation of the lymphatic system. The lymph, which means "water goddess," is the foundation of your immune system and is made up of millions of tiny channels transporting all kinds of waste products from the blood to the cells. The lymphatics depend upon muscle contraction, rather than the pumping of the heart, to provide their flow and help "detox" your body. So, your lymph depends upon you to keep it on the move. The most effective way to cleanse the lymph system is to jump on a mini trampoline for just five minutes a day. Daily brisk walking, running, or dancing in which you dramatically pump, swing, and lift your arms also keeps lymph flowing…and you glowing. Weekly massages, deep breathing, and dry skin brushing are also tips to help your body drain toxic fluids and may in fact make help cellulite disappear. Lymphatic backup may be one underlying cause of cellulite as well as varicose veins. —
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., www.annlouise.com, author of The Fat Flush Plan

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