Choosing a Healthy and Happy Lifestyle

Life is all about choices, and when we make positive healthy choices for ourselves, we are really choosing a positive and healthy life.  I am going to discuss three basic elements that you can look at today to help make a healthy lifestyle for yourself. They are good nutrition, exercise, and positive thinking.

With regard to good nutrition, there is a lot of literature out there about what food is healthy and what isn’t.  This can be very confusing to someone who is trying to change their eating habits.  I usually suggest to people to think of it simply.  Buy fresh organic vegetables, spices, herbs and fruits.  Choose items that are not processed.   When we do this and cook at home, we really can’t go wrong.  Then we know exactly what we are putting into our bodies.  And it tastes so much better!   Processed convenience products may be attractive at the outset because they are quick to prepare, but they are not a healthy choice for a long healthy life.  Read labels.   Watch for chemicals, dyes and added sugar or high fructose corn syrup.  These are things that you definitely do not need in your diet.  With everything I know, I was tempted to buy a jar of pre-made pesto the last time I went shopping.  Then I read the label. Sure, there were pine nuts, basil and olive oil.  Then there were several preservative chemicals that I couldn’t pronounce.  I quickly put it back on the shelf.  I could buy the ingredients to make my own pesto for a little more money, but  make three times the amount!

Additionally, if you are trying to lose some extra weight that you have built up in your body, it can be very confusing how to approach that in the safest and most nutritionally balanced way.  There are many programs out there, and it may seem  too difficult sometimes to even think about getting started.  Here is a health tip from Jay Morris Sprigs about that very subject:

 

 

Exercise is also a big factor in creating a healthy lifestyle.  Many times, we feel that we can’t possibly fit exercise into our lives, and we just don’t have enough energy to do it.  The truth is, if we fit it into our lives it would increase our energy level and make us feel stronger and more capable over the long-term.    It’s great to attend a gym especially if we have friends attending the gym and we can make it a social event.   But that isn’t always possible due to time crunches and financial issues.  And sometimes someone may just feel the gym isn’t for them.  So here is a health tip from Andrea Sumers about increasing your activity level without having to attend a gym:

 

The last healthy life style topic I want to discuss here, is  positive thinking.   Life is busy and often difficult today.  We get caught up in the worries of life, and forget a most basic element to a happy life.  Happy and positive thoughts.  Take a few moments every day, and think about what your mind is creating.  The thoughts we put into ourselves and outward into the Universe have an impact on the outcome of our lives.   A mantra that we create ourselves can help us to create the life we want.  Here is a sound clip on how to create a mantra:

Please consider your life style choices today, and what they are creating for you.   It is never too late to start creating the lifestyle that will bring you health, wellness,  and happiness.  Your happiness is in your own mind and choices.  The  creation of your life, for better or for worse, is  in your own two hands.

 

Peace,
Wendy Love Edge

Take back your health America

 

 

 

 

Nutrition: Bulldozer Remedy for Health #3

 

When I began to devise our four remedies for health,  I realized how huge the role of nutrition is in health and wellness.  We either eat to feed our health, or eat to feed disease.  The body utilizes the nutrients in our food to build a strong capable mind and body, when we choose to eat for health. So this is an easy choice right?

Not really.  Many people today are not educated properly about nutrition, and that is a huge factor in what they choose at the grocery store.  In fact, numerous people believe that they are eating for health by choosing certain foods such as those labeled “low-fat” or by choosing a certain products that are supposed to be good for you but actually have a lot of added sugar or high fructose corn syrup.  I have spent a lot of time reading labels since I found nutrition to be a vital part of taking back my health.   As I meet people who need our help, I have realized that many people want to eat well, and many think that they already are.  Once you show them the label on the food that appears to be healthy but really isn’t, they can then make better choices and usually do. So start reading labels!

I also refer them to articles about low-fat and good fat to increase their knowledge about this.  The American public was fooled for a long time about fats and fat content and it is important to help people understand what fat is good for them and what isn’t.

That said, the bottom line here is that nothing beats preparing fresh food yourself  to create health.  You can afford to feed yourself healthy food if you choose the right things and have some simple recipes to follow.

 

7 winners for dinner newest.

I have attached our “7 Winners for Dinner” for free here.  Volunteer Wayne Thaxton and I created this booklet with 7 simple recipes for dinner.  You will have leftovers, and can eat more of the selections for lunch the next day. These recipes are easy to follow and take an hour or less to prepare.  The  grocery cost will be 50 dollars or less for 2+ people to obtain all of the ingredients!   The recipes are primarily vegetarian, however you can add lean, organic meat if desired.  This will increase the cost, however you can choose how much by the amount of meat you add to the recipes.

Additionally, there are numerous simple solutions for following Bulldozer Remedy for Health #3.   These include increasing your water intake, eliminating soda from your diet, and restricting processed food.  We have one for you to watch, that we just released this week as one of our health tips on YouTube.  Please take a look at this week’s weekly bulldozer health tip from our YouTube channel, Bulldozer Health.

We have a few more of these simple solutions for good nutrition coming in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.  If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will be alerted automatically when our weekly bulldozer health tip is released each week. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg2IQlEOSXjMVG6BXjvgnDQ

In the meantime, please  consider looking carefully at everything you put into your body.  Start eating for health today. Because your good health, is in your own hands.

Peace,

Wendy Love Edge

Take back your health America!

 

 

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