A Cure for All Conditions and Diseases
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There are so many things that can go wrong with the human body. It is quite frightening to consider what can happen to us. It is a miracle that we made it out of the womb without serious disabilities. Even through childhood, there are serious conditions and diseases that we could have developed, from autism or pediatric cancer.
Now that we are adults, the range of conditions and diseases that can affect us is truly startling. It is best not to think about it, right? Let us go on our merry way and what the fates have decided for us, so be it.
That attitude may make sense when it comes to freak accidents and other problems that we have no control over, say natural disasters, terrorism, plane crashes, and the like.
However, this attitude does not help out your long-term chances when it comes to most conditions and diseases. Health problems such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and others can actually be prevented, or at least put off, if we take a proactive stance on them early on in life.
In fact, with chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease, doctors know suggest that our lifestyle play just as big a role in them as our heredity and bad luck.
Habits such as heavy drinking and smoking are top ways to destroy your body. But inactivity, poor eating, and bad stress habits can also lead to conditions and disease down the road.
M Stands for Moderation
The first step to a healthy lifestyle is what your father always told you—or if not your father, take Ben Franklin’s advice. Moderation is the key to life. If you enjoy a fine glass of wine or beer every know again, enjoy it in moderation. If you enjoy Dominican cigars, again, enjoy them in moderation.
At the very least, you will minimize the damage to your body that tobacco and alcohol can do. At the very best, in the case of alcohol, you will enjoy the health benefits that alcohol seems to impart in small doses.
According to the latest research, alcohol taken in one or two drinks a day, can actually help to prevent heart disease. Red wine may be the best for this effect, since it contains other compounds—called polyphenols—that have their own heart-healing benefit.
What’s up, Doc?
The famous cartoon character always made this wise crack with a carrot in his mouth. Though it may never be a good idea to go through life as a wise guy, Bugs might have been on to something.
Carrots and other colorful vegetables and fruits are an essential ingredient to a lifestyle that prevents conditions and diseases. They are chock full of all the nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that your body needs to work at full capacity.
Plus, many vegetables and fruits contain other beneficial compounds called antioxidants. These natural chemicals have been getting a lot of press lately, and for good reason. When taking in natural form, they seem to help prevent such conditions and diseases as cancer, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, and others.
Trim the Fat
Eating less fatty foods is also an essential part of a healthy diet. Foods high in soluble fat, such as meats, dairy products, and certain snack foods, are loaded with calories.
Take in too many calories, and you are bound to put on weight. Put on too many pounds, and you increase your risk of a host of conditions and diseases. Being overweight has been linked to type 2 diabetes, for instance, and insulin resistance. Cancer is also linked to being overweight, as are high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and heart attacks.
One good way to get rid of these bad fats from your diet is to eat leaner meats, such as good cuts of sirloin, white meats such as chicken, and fish. Also, if you like milk and yogurt, which you should for their calcium content, switch to low-fat or non-fat versions.
Plus, start eating more so-called good fats. Unlike the bad, saturated fats, these good, unsaturated fats actually help fight off diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions and diseases. These fats can be found in nuts, fish, flax, and other natural plant foods.
Burn off the Bad
Diet is not the only way to a healthy future. Exercise is an essential ingredient in any beneficial lifestyle. Experts recommend that you get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, and more if you plan to lose weight or get into tip-top shape.
The great thing about exercise is that there are so many different kinds to choose from. You could do the standard weight lifting and cardiovascular routines at a local gym. Or you could take the streets for a nice run.
Intramural sports, stretching, strutting through the mall, yoga, and stretching all count as exercise, too. When you add up all the things that can get your heartbeat up and your muscles working, getting your daily dose of exercise is not difficult at all.
Whatever exercise you choose, combine it with a healthy diet for the maximum in lifestyle protection from conditions and diseases. The future you will thank you.