YOUR “HEART HEALTH”

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WOW!!!!

Have you ever had one of those light bulb moments when something suddenly occurs to you, that was hiding in plain sight?  I know you have. Everyone does.

Your HEART is depending on you!!

Your HEART is depending on you!!

How about this!!!. You can be the cure for what ails you.

Earlier this morning, I suddenly realized that my heart is just like the motor that runs the computer or a vehicle.

I did a quick run through on my laptop, which is my daily routine. This is how my routine goes.

I have learned how to ignore those whistles on my phone, until I am ready to wake up. You have no idea how that phone whistles, but I usually only hear it when I am not sound asleep.  Texts, Facebook  notifications, emails, everything elicits some kind of audible signal.

If you are wondering “Why don’t I just turn off the phone?”   The answer is; Because I believe that I should always be available if my kids need me.  So while I keep my phone handy, I learned to tune out those sounds when I want to sleep. (A ring would definitely get my attention.)

By the way!!!!!! What does your body need to do, to get your attention? Are you ignoring the cries for help?

ARE YOU MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES FOR YOUR “HEART HEALTH”?  Listen to this video.

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I feel compelled to spill the beans.

I had no intentions of writing a blog post today. But in the past hour or so I started having this really strong urge to do this. I know that there are no accidents, and so I believe that what I am about to highlight will touch someone in some way.

Sometime today, a youngster read an article I had written about refined sugar and nonchalantly said that, he must have his sugar because it is addicting. While this blog is not about refined sugar, I have to ask:  Is there anything that is addicting that is good for you? My thoughts are that even if it is something good initially, too much of a good thing can be bad. And too far east is west.  Ponder on that and give me your thoughts. “Bad for Your Health” habits can be Broken. Read the rest of this entry

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A FRUIT SNACK. USE SEPARATELY FROM OTHER FOODS

Fruit can be an answer to the SNACK DILEMMA, and contributes to a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Getting past the SNACK DILEMMA on your way to a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE.

So you are on a journey to adopt a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. You know that what you eat and when you eat is at the core of your success in tipping the balance that keeps the scale moving in a negative direction.

Planning meals is a challenge, but what can be a greater challenge, is planning what you will have for snacks. Or worse yet, Not planning for your snacks. This is a crucial but often overlooked part of your journey to WEIGHTLOSS AND A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.


Snacking may be tricky. It is almost never planned for, and will creep up on you in the form of hunger pangs. So we tend to look for the most convenient or handy thing to eat. The grabs can range from snack machine items to refrigerated left overs and liquid calories.
Snacks must be part of the equation, in order to be successful in weight loss. Calories eaten at snack time, are just as crucial, as they do factor into the equation.
If you have not had an ample supply of FRUIT for the day, fruit may be a good option for a snack. One must be careful to have an adequate quantity of fruit, and pay attention to the nutritional content of fruits. Some fruits can be high in sugar and calories. Even though fruits are healthier and contain more fiber than many commercially prepared snacks, one must consider the calories in them, for optimal weight loss. Read the rest of this entry

A simple approach to HEALTH AND WELLNESS –3

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It appears that more people are sick in these modern times, with more illnesses than we knew of in the past. Perhaps it is that modern science has evolved to where it is now able to identify ailments more readily.
It is also possible that more illnesses are developing from more environmental issues as well as nutritional mistakes, and compromised food.

In the previous articles I began to describe the common sense approach to protecting our bodies more. Let us continue to look at some more simple decisions that can alter the rate at which the body is compromised, and also affects our individual HEALTH AND WELLNESS.

We sign up for regular maintenance on our vehicles, but do we take care to maintain our body, Giving it what it needs to function, and be HEALTHY AND WELL?
The residue that collects in our joints is like rust in movable parts of a machine. The toxins collect and forms inflammation in our joints. We give it a name (arthritis) and accept it as normal. Is there something normal about cutting off a piece of your finger every day? Well consuming “food” that destroys the body slowly is just as abnormal. We can’t see the small changes. What we see is the cumulative effects. Most times it is too late. Read the rest of this entry

A simple approach to HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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A reader asked. How do you come up with all the stuff you write about HEALTH AND WELLNESS? And I started thinking, it really is not a big deal. Well, I promised I’d share my approach for all to see.
The body is as complex as can be, but operates really simply at the same time. If we see it as a creative masterpiece, with simple user instructions, it is much easier to understand.

I decided a long, long, time ago that eternity is a very long time, so I don’t have to be in any hurry to get to heaven. I want to be right here to see all the innovations and cool stuff that will happen in the near future. I asked God for 105 and that is what I claim. But praying for a long life is not going to do it. Sure, God is all powerful, but I believe that He expects us to do our part. He may have a different plan, but that is not my business, because I have no control there. My business is to give myself an opportunity for whatever lies in my future if it is to be. Read the rest of this entry

THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE…weapons of warfare

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We see them everywhere at this time of the year. The television ads are so glamorous!!! All the folk who have lost weight using one weight loss product or the other. The magazines are filled from cover to cover of the glamor shots of the new bodies, transformed by a system or product. It is a good thing to lose weight if you need to. And having a mentor or someone to emulate is very desirable. I remember when I put a picture of Oprah on the refrigerator door as my motivation. It worked for a while. But you have to really believe in what you are doing. You will need a transformed mind to fight the “BATTLE OF THE BULGE”. That motivation has to be more intrinsic than spurred by external forces.
Me, personally, I think the impression that is given is that it is walk in the park. Have you seen pictures of the subjects when they are exercising, and exhausted? Have you seen the struggle to bypass the ice-cream in the supermarket? The battle in the mind when you cook the pasta for the kids but you know you shouldn’t eat it. We don’t see those images. As a matter of fact, some things cannot be portrayed either pictorially or literarily. Read the rest of this entry

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