Living a healthy life......can have so many different meanings to so many different people. What it means to me is being active in our life choices.....meaning food, hobbies and our environment. Yes, I know we can't control the gases we inhale.....but we can control what we put on and in our bodies and how we choose to be active in our lives.
Don't live to eat, Eat to live. Our country is so focused on eating just to eat, craving this and that that the nutritional value part of food is almost nonexistent. Our goal is to eat more Fresh Food and less Fast Food filling our bodies with food that are easy to process thus giving every system in our bodies the nutrients it needs to work the way is was created to. If we just focus on what we want or like instead of what we NEED our bodies will not be able to perform the way we need them to. As the years pass.....we will need medicine, supplements and surgeries to help fix our malnourished bodies. I don't know about you but I don't want to have to take a cabinet full of supplements because I didn't take care of my body at a young age. Less flavor the More we eat, More flavor the Less we eat. If you are lost.....it basically means.....you decide to eat processed food.....the more you are going to crave and eat it. You decide to eat fresh food.....with more flavor the less you need to be satisfied. People always say moderation, moderation....but actually it should be moderation and portion.
I recently joined a gym to help me stay active and healthy. Working our at least 3 days a week with 2 days of Cardio and 1 day of Weight lifting. Peter and I are also working on saving up to buy hiking, camping and snow gear.....so as the seasons change we can go and enjoy the outdoors. There is nothing wrong with watching TV or reading a book but having that be the majority of what you do everyday isn't good for you.
Since I don't have much control of a lot of the things we breath I can try to control what we put on our skin and clean my home with. It isn't easy or cheap......but in the long run controlling what product I use to clean my house with, my clothes and my skin will also help my body work the right way. Our bodies are affected by what we eat, breath and apply so if I can help it work better by controlling 2 out of the 3 my body will thank me later down the road.