A long healthy happy life
Many seniors long to live a long healthy happy life.
But they do not maintain the healthy lifestyle they should.
This can lead to problems like:
- high blood pressure,
- bowel disorders,
- sleeping disorders,
- and so on.
The list of diseases is endless! One of the underlying causes of all these problems is lack of awareness and proper care.
A bit of proper care will help prevent many health-related problems that many of us face on a daily basis.
Maintaining good health is very important and can be achieved by:
- controlling your food habits and
- a mild stretching exercise for at least half an hour in the morning and after returning from work in the evening.
Training does not mean the ones which bodybuilders do.
You can train by a brisk walk, cycling or even meditation.
These different activities do wonders.
They work best when a healthy diet supports them without too many carbohydrates and trans-fat foods.
Both men and women who want to live a Long Healthy Happy Life enjoy exercise and eating healthy.
Lack of vitamins and minerals in their regular diet can create lots of physical problems.
Vitamins and minerals are essential for a proper functioning of the body.
So use fresh vegetables and fruits to get those vitamins and minerals in.
They are vitamin and mineral rich, and they help in keeping the body in good shape.
And some are convinced they keep signs of early aging at a distance.
A proper dose of nutrients like amino acids and antioxidants are also essential.
A periodical checkup is necessary for early detection of any common ailment before it becomes uncontrollable.
“Those who fail to take the time to be healthy will ultimately have to take the time to be sick.” ~ Dr. James Chappell
If you want to enjoy a long, healthy, happy life you want to be the exception to the rule.
The odds are stacked against us.
But there is nothing wrong with accepting and tackling the challenge.
You might even find it worthwhile and rewarding.
And it might add years of happiness to your lifespan.
Let’s pause for a moment and think our lifespan.
There is a difference between living a long life (lifespan) and living a long life in good health (healthspan).
Don’t we all long for a Long, Healthy, Happy Life?
Many people hope to be able to retire after a career and bringing up a family.
Their vision one in which they hope to be able to relax, travel and enjoy a long, happy, healthy life with ones family.
The reality, unfortunately, is often very different for many of us.
This dream usually won’t be more than an idea.
Living a modern lifestyle increases your risk of a fatal chronic disease in our lifetime leading to long-term, expensive drug treatments, misery, pain and suffering and death without dignity.
Too many of us will be diagnosed with cancer and will be treated by conventional medicine, resulting in radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery.
When we are lucky enough to escape cancer, we will most probably have to deal with diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers or some other chronic degenerative lifestyle disease.
Supercentenarians: Long Healthy Happy Life
The Gerontology Research web site (http://www.grg.org) has a worldwide list of living Supercentenarians. ( These are people who are 110 years old or older!).
There are currently 39 women and one man on this list with 7 in the US, 19 in Japan, 11 from other countries and only two living in the UK.
These supercentenarians are often people, who were never exposed to the current modern lifestyles, toxic pollution, fast foods, processed foods and pharmaceutical drugs in their early years.
They are living proof that you can LIVE a long and hopefully, healthy and happy life.
It seems that longevity has a lot to do with lifestyle.
To change your lifestyle start by becoming aware and informed and then to take the appropriate actions.
It will come down to your efforts because hardly anyone is interested whether you and your families live a long, healthy and happy life or not.
Your GP, oncologist, cardiologist make a living from the treating disease. And, as you know, the Pharmaceutical Industry targets them.
Very few chronic severe degenerative diseases were common a hundred years ago and are caused by our current lifestyles.
We live in an era of toxic air and water pollution, fast fried fatty foods, processed foods, carcinogenic groceries, sugar-filled foods and drinks, pesticide poisoned soil, fruit, and vegetables, smoking, alcohol, lack of exercise and drugs (prescription and recreational); to name the main culprits.
The variety of aches, pains, disease, and suffering are as plentiful and as diverse as humankind.
Sickness and illness abound and as we all know most of these diseases cause our families and us misery, pain, financial hardships and suffering and in many cases death, but sadly many deaths could have been prevented.
As we get older, we face small physical changes.
- Decrease of muscle strength
- Drop of coordination
- Reduction in speed and agility
- Decrease of heart and blood vessel capacity
- Bone decalcification
By regularly exercising and exercising at an older age, you can slow down the above processes.
This exercising makes you feel fit, and you keep what you have. Miracles
Modern medicine has made incredible advances over the last decade.
But in the area of disease prevention and treatment, they fall short.
If you want optimum health and want to prevent or reverse disease, you have no choice; you must take control of your healthcare and change your lifestyle.
For a long, healthy, happy life with plenty of energy and vitality, you need to take responsibility.
It is worth it if you want to perform physically and mentally with emotional balance and without disease and disorders.
Health and Wellness
Health is a state of complete physical, social and mental well-being and not only the absence of disease or infirmity.
This isn’t the same as wellness.
Wellness is an actively becoming aware of and making choices toward a fulfilling and healthy life.
Wellness is a dynamic process leading to change and growth.
It is more than being free from illness alone.
It’s about striving for a life full of personal responsibility and therefore taking proactive steps for one’s entire well-being.
One of those positive steps could be going to a wellness center.
A wellness center is a place that offers health services for both mind and body.
It is great for a day swimming, relaxing in a hot tub and afterward perhaps as a massage.
A visit to the sauna can have a relaxing effect that is good for your health.
But besides this relaxing feeling there more plusses to a visit to a spa?
The world in which we live is a roller coaster that goes faster and faster.
It seems as though every year we have to switch to a higher gear.
We are busier and busier…
For a healthy lifestyle, both busy periods and periods of great relaxation should balance.
If our body is “on edge” all the time it will in the long term, break up.
Stress is the keyword here and perhaps the epidemic of this century.
A visit to a spa and wellness center can make sure that you some mental load falls off your shoulders.
It seems that people who regularly visit a spa & wellness center more productive and better concentration.
It has been said that when you go to a wellness center regularly, that you might even live longer!
In addition to being mentally stressed, your body can also be exposed to stress.
In the long term, this can’t be healthy.
Sauna, massages etcetera can contribute to physical relaxation.
This is undoubtedly necessary from time to time!
Last but not least, it is an enjoyable social activity.
With a group of friends (many women do it) an afternoon/day spent in a sauna/wellness center is a very lovely social (teambuilding) activity.
Furthermore, it appears that you develop a positive attitude through those visits.
There is nothing wrong with that!
Wellness has several dimensions.
- Physical fitness increases physical wellness.
- Being a critical thinker, being curious, and always learning new things can stave off many mental health problems.
- Being confident, having a solid self-esteem and being able to understand feelings others have implies a person can deal well with stressful situations.
- Having excellent communication skills, the ability to establish long-term relationships, and having good relationships with family and friends helps you maintain a good emotional and physical state of being.