11 Major Health Tips For Living A Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

Indeed we have now gone beyond the first quarter of the year. Have you managed to maintain those New Year’s resolutions regarding your intentions for a healthy diet and lifestyle? For many people staying on the white line that’s consistent with attempts to keep up their intentions/promises of a healthy diet and lifestyle can be difficult.

The first thing to acknowledge here is that we are not perfect and prone to make mistakes then it’s up to us all to recreate our intentions… and remember nobody at least not that I know achieves perfect health. The trick is to realize that it’s ongoing so keep yourself fired up and inspired on how you can maintain that healthy diet and lifestyle!

-Responsibility is the key and caring for yourself by bringing thoughts and deeds into action. Keep educating yourself on this lifelong process while learning to discern is another key. So, here are my 11 major health tips for a living a healthy diet and lifestyle. I would strongly recommend putting these tips in your health strategies.

1. Eat plenty of raw food

A raw food diet allows you to get the full nutritional benefit in your food. Food like this doesn’t get the vitamins and enzymes denatured (misshapen) through irradiation, heat or freezing and is therefore able to take part effectively in the body’s metabolism…

2. Avoid eating too much at once

Eating in moderate amounts throughout the day allows you to keep your insulin levels normalized. Fasting intermittently also helps with insulin levels. Both situations can contribute to also maintaining or losing weight because of insulin normalization.

3. Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy fats

Don’t fall for the marketing hype; you need good quality fats as part of an essential diet. For example, contrary to what’s been said saturated fats are good for you. An excellent example of a good healthy saturated fat is coconut oil with multiple health benefits.

4. Choose organic

Organic food doesn’t have chemicals laden as in the non-organic option. It is GMO free and has higher nutritional value…

5. Avoid GMO’s

GMO foods have potential harmful effects from their ‘toxic genes,’ contain a number of chemicals used as herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers… which can not only compromise the nutrition value but also cause potential harm.

Some GMO fruits have been known to contain 30 times more fructose than organic.

6. Alkalize you body

Eat foods that contribute to raising you body’s pH for the healthier option.

7. Avoid junk foods

With their next-to-nothing (or nothing at all) nutrition value these toxic sugar laden, high salt foods have the effect of causing a whole range of health problems. Learn to discern this.

8. Drink plenty of good clean filtered or natural water

Having a plentiful supply of water for the body provides numerous health benefits.

9. Aim to get around 15-30 minutes direct sunlight a day

If not available say in winter times then try supplementing with vitamin D3 tablets. Around 5000 IU’s a day will suffice…

10. Exercise around 15-20 minutes a day

There is some excellent information to be found online explaining the health benefits of exercise and why it is needed.

11. Have a generally upbeat/up happy attitude in life

Remember thoughts, feeling and emotions… your attitude in life manifest reality. Keep a close monitor on how you see life and if needed make the necessary changes.

-It is hoped that the reader has been encouraged to enquire and make the necessary changes for living a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Handy Dental Health Tips

For most people, a great smile is important because it is part of the first impression. A smile can only be great if the teeth behind the smile are clean, straight, and pearly white. While many people will visit their dentist every six months as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), most will not complete the recommended daily personal care for their teeth. So if you are looking for ways to improve your dental health and keep a beautiful smile year after year, follow these simple tips and create a routine for dental care that will save you a lifetime of unpleasant visits in the dentist’s chair.

First, the ADA recommends regular dental appointments for professional cleaning every six months. Regular cleaning visits will allow the dentist to not only keep plague at bay, but also keep cavities at bay and make any early detection of other dental problems. Since the professionals will remove the plaque build up, you will need to focus on the daily needs of your mouth.

The second tip is to brush your teeth at least twice a day with toothpaste which contains fluoride. For best results look for a toothpaste endorsed by the ADA. Keep in mind also, a toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months. If this is difficult to keep track of, simply jot the date on your toothbrush when you take it out of the package.

Third, the step in dental care that most people skip is flossing. Flossing is the most important step in removing destructive plague between teeth and gums that lead to decay. Flossing between regular dental cleanings is the only way to avoid tooth decay over time. Since flossing seems to be the most often neglected step in dental care, companies have designed convenient and easy to use dental floss picks. So consider increasing your flossing routine to at least once daily.

Lastly, the only other general tip that will improve dental health is to choose your diet wisely. Eat regularly and limit snacking between meal because you are less likely to brush after these snacks. Following these simple guidelines can improve your dental health and create longevity for your pearly whites. If after following these tips, you still have concerns about your teeth, talk to your dentist and discuss your dental needs. You are likely to discover that there are multiple, simple solutions for most dental problems.

Health Tips for Travel

Healthy travel seems like a crazy and oppressive way to not have fun when on the road and that is that last thing I want to tell someone to do. Travel is a time for changing lifestyle and exploring what you haven’t seen. I find myself that the trouble with all of this is at we also have a problem staying in shape and staying healthy.

It all comes with our priorities and how we plan.

When you travel the planning needs to happen before you leave home and will finish when you get home so here are 10 tips to help you stay in shape and arrive home in even better shape then you left

Eating Tips for Healthy Travel

1. Pack snacks for the road – whether I am traveling in a car or in a plane I am never sure where my next snack will come from so I always pack my backpack with some fruit. I have always worried about this when going through security at the airport but fact is I have never been stopped so it seems to be OK to bring some fruit.

Healthy Travel Tips

2. Water not Soda – It is very easy to drink some soda or juice and I know that this will happen when I travel so I always stop at a grocery store in my destination and buy bottles of water. I don’t tend to pack water before as it is not allowed past airport security but it is always handy to have a bottle or two in the car for healthy travel outside of airports.

3. Eat local food – One of the great things about travel is the fact that you get a chance to eat locally grown produce as well as the local cuisine from an area. The sooner that you can eat fresh fruits and veggies after they are picked the better they are for you, so try to find out what grows locally and eat away!

4. Morning and Night Water – Because schedules are such a mess when traveling it is really hard to keep to a normal plan, and you probably don’t want to anyway. What I do is as soon as I wake up in the morning I drink a big glass or two of water or if in a sketchy area just a big bottle of water and again at night when back to the hotel I do the same.

Elevations, different temperatures and lots of different exercise and eating plans will mess you up so try to have a good hydration plan starting and finishing with water to be sure.

5. Watch the Restaurant Meals – I am a big fan of going out for meals but recognize that what I eat is not always that good for me. When we travel as a family we always get a kitchenette in the hotel room so that we can make the majority of our meals with food we know and then have one meal out a day.

6. Order Responsibly – One of the biggest problems we all run into besides scheduling eating times when we are on the road is the bad ways that we order. Healthy travel in a restaurant starts with ordering with discernment and making sure your choices are good.

When you are ordering at a restaurant watch how they cook your meal. In most places, just like at home the chef will cook for taste not for nutrition. Stay away from sauces and deep fried food and instead get grilled meat and salad or veggies instead of fries

Exercise Tips for Healthy Travel

1. Book Hotels with Amenities – when booking a hotel for your travels make sure there is some kind of gym, Google the hotel if need be. the fact is that a little exercise will make your travel more comfortable and give you the energy to make the most of your days and if you don’t set yourself up for success you will fail to exercise.

2. Plan your exercise and activities – even though you probably do not know when you are going where on your travels everyone seems to plan the next day at least. In the evening before decide how much exercise you will be getting, a hike maybe? Surfing all day? Sitting by the pool? And plan your exercise around that. If you will be out sightseeing all day then plan to go to the gym for a weight workout in the morning. If you are just by the pool then start the day with cardio. If you do cardio and then walk around all day you might run out of gas before the day is done so plan ahead!

3. Plan Active Activities – Now when travelling on vacation this is easy enough to do but when you are travelling on business it is a lot more difficult. You can perhaps go out in the evening and walk the town, like many people plan a jog around the new city you are in (be careful of unknown neighbourhoods) or even just rent a bike to travel around instead of always taking a car, this gets you active and you also get to meet more people and see more in your journeys.

So there are nine things you can do. This week in my travels across the west I had some trouble keeping all of these intact and ended up suffering. At home there is a fridge and a schedule but on the road that schedule and access to healthy travel was only as good as the way I made it, and sometimes I did not do so well