There are four strategies that have proven to be the best for nurturing your body’s repair system – and ensure that the “young” mechanic is doing the work.
Strategy #1 – Exercise
The NEW fountain of youth! A daily walk plus three strength training sessions each week. Research is proving that physical activity flips the youth switch, signaling your body to grow younger as it repairs, maintains and regenerates itself. Key body systems that benefit from exercise are: Muscles, Brain, Heart and Bones
Strategy #2 – Shed stress and make connections
People’s brains are hardwired to live in groups. When we are isolated our stress levels rise. To our subconscious minds prolonged periods of isolation are not safe or natural, and so our brains respond by producing stress chemicals to move us into action.
Strategy #3 – Supply the correct “Parts”
A Mercedes won’t run with replacement engine parts pulled from a beaten up, low quality car. Neither can your body repair itself with the wrong parts. Every time you swallow junk food, refined sugars, refined grain products like white bread, trans fats and highly processed foods, you are doing just that. Nature’s top of the line parts list for the human body are all the nutrients that you find in good fats, whole grains, fruits and veggies, lean protein, and dairy products.
Strategy #4 – Nix the stuff that interferes with Repair
Smoking. Exposure to secondhand smoke. Drinking to excess. This bad stuff hurts your body’s ability to regenerate itself. The upside? Study after study proves that your body’s repair system goes back to work the moment you give them up. Other deadly “sins” are Chronic anger, worry and feeling out of control at home or in your relationships.
Some additional habits to be careful with are not having a regular exercise routine, needing sleeping pills in order to fall asleep most nights and gulping large quantities of sugary soda every day.
What happens after you eat matters also. Many researchers say that neglecting dental health could be the cause of moderate to significant harm based on research linking gum disease with more chronic inflammation and a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and even stroke.
Those are 4 great strategies to start following today. Take control! Don’t put off healthy changes. But above all, stop worrying and start enjoying life!
You won’t want to miss my next few blogs where I explain how what is done, may not really be done. In other words, How the effects of the deadliest health sins, such as Smoking and chronic stress, even if you have participated in them for a significant amount of time, can be reversed simply by just stopping now. That sounds great to me!
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