One of the reasons breakfast is the most important meals of the day is due to the opportunity it presents to give a gift to the heart. Heart health is a topic that interests everyone at some point in their lives. Whether directly or through a loved one, everyone is touched by the specter of looming heart disease, especially here in the U.S. Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. and the unmitigated effects create quality of life issues for Tens of millions of Americans.
Tom Hanks, in an Oscar worthy performance, spoke the now iconic words “stupid is as stupid does”. This famous movie line, an instant classic, stated clearly that we are what we do, or unfortunately what we don’t do. Recently, in more somber tones, this famously funny actor revealed he has been diagnosed with type II diabetes. He also stated that his doctor told him that if he loses 25 pounds and exercises regularly, he will erase the disease from his body.
Cholesterol, everyone has heard of it, everyone knows not to get too much of it, and everyone knows exactly what it does right? For those still a tad confused about how to view cholesterol in the grand scheme of things, we will look at what it does and how to make sure we do not get too much in our diets. For those that are dealing with elevated cholesterol issues, we will suggest some tried and true modifications that can be easily put into effect to help maintain healthy levels.
What goes on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening? The answer is people; us! We crawl when we are young, walk normal during life and sometimes use a cane in the twilight of our life. As our bodies go through changes, it is important to support the challenges that we face. During each period in our life we face unique challenges that require a strong commitment to maintain a healthy mind and body.
There are many simple habits that we can incorporate into our daily lives to boost our immune system to its optimal functioning level. Eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and clean proteins is one. Adequate rest combined with proper fluid intake is another. How do we safeguard our health and create an immunity armor that will protect us at home, at work, and out in the public?