Top TIPS to live healthily

1. Move More
WHO is lazy bump? Think again. Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move about physically. Brisk walk everyday, Climb the stairs instead of using escalator/lift. Go cycling, swimming, jogging or to your neighbourhood gym. Remember the key word is REGULAR - which gives the benefit.

2. Eat a Balanced diet
Well, I do like junk food. ermm, sometimes, it depends on my mood. :) Who doesn't?
Strive to include natural food with nutrients-dense in your diet everyday, in moderate portions. Consume more vegetables, fruits, and wholegrains. Cut down sugar, white flour, processed oils and high-fats dairy or excess animal protein. Avoid fried and junk food.

3. Take Quality Nutritional Supplements
Yeah, we do need supplements to replenish our body.
Educate yourself and choose the right type of supplement to compensate any deficient nutrion in your diet. Consult a reliable and reputable nutritional care provider.

4. Protect Yourself From Toxins
We are expose to toxins everyday and sometimes we don't know it would do harm to our body.
Avoid exposure - as much as needed - exhaust fumes, hair dye, deodorant, processed foods, disposable materials, paint, carpets, mattresses, smog and polluted air. Drink plenty of purified water to flush toxins and support your body's detoxification system.

5. Maintain your Healthy Weight
Running helps me to maintain my weight. hehhe But when I don't run, it comes back again. :)
Losing as little as 10 pounds can make a difference to your overall wellbeing. Plus it makes you feel great too. Eat enough calories to maintain a balance between your calorie intake and calorie expenditure.

6. Reduce stress
Everyone has their own stress be it money, relationship, beauty, you name it.
Try treat yourself to your favourite hobby, spend at least 30 minutes a day. Stress could be induced by working conditions and sometimes by family matters. As much as possible, avoid worrying and putting too much pressure on you. Allow time to accomplish tasks.

7. Put Out the Cigarette
Have you? Well, try keep away from those who smoke. It's worth to give up the butt than to suffer from the whole consequence of smoking. Advise your friends to quit smoking and enjoy their life without smoke.

8. Keep and Optimistic Outlook
I take happy pills. It makes me happy. :) There is an obvious link between healthy living and a positive mental approach. Happy people have lower chances of becoming ill. And being happy makes one feels good. Agreed!

November 2009 issue GNC Live Well

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