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Staying healthy requires a lot of thinking and self reflection to be successful. With a longer life expectancy of human beings as compared to pre-modern age, people have been more vigilant to think about and create ways to even extend the lives of everyone existing. Numerous mnemonics and acronyms have been developed as well by nutritionists and scientists to help people have a guide on how to stay healthy. One of these would be the ABC's of staying healthy, a very simple, yet effective way of adding to the long list of patterns to keep healthy. A Is For: Abstinence "A" stands for abstinence. Many may be thinking that this seems like the same ABC tip for responsible sex. Though the keywords used in the ABC's of staying healthy are similar except for the last one, the ideas are completely in a different context as this would specifically target more of a person's lifestyle in everyday living. Abstinence should be practiced by the person by removing foods that would not make them healthy in the process. Unless it is required such as a career that would limit the choice to either quit the job or to counter the effects with good health practices, abstinence on a great level is required of the person should he wish to start staying healthy and maintain his health. Abstinence should be the basis of any individual to serve as a disciplinary concept. Without the discipline to know when to say No, it would prove difficult to stay away from the things that people have learned to love. B Is For: Be Faithful "B" stands for "Be Faithful". Being faithful is being able to hold out and maintain focus on your objective of staying healthy. Though it is not a crime to bend the rules from time to time because of valid reasons, it may develop into a nasty habit of having an excuse for every single choice that should have been for staying healthy. C Is For: Calisthenics Calisthenics or exercise is and has always been part of any healthy program designed for the health conscious and the health seekers alike. Calisthenics does not necessarily mean the rigorous training that one sees in advertisements and magazines. Calisthenics are simple activities which would allow for movement and permit the proper flow of blood to the different parts of the body for optimal oxygenation of the cells. Calisthenics should be done everyday for at least 30 to 45 minutes which includes mainly aerobic exercise. Not only does daily calisthenics improve the cardiovascular flow of the body, it also adds
up to the amount of calories to be burned for the day to maintain the desired body weight and fitness level. The ABC's of staying healthy is quite a simple concept for anyone to grasp should they wish to seek a better healthy state or maintain an already good one. It is ultimately a personal choice but one that should not be taken lightly after all you are only given one body and one life, why not live it to the healthiest you possibly can.
Dr. Mommy (aka Dr. Daisy) is a Doctor of Chiropractic by profession, wife, mom to 5 beautiful children, freelance and content writer, speaker and Health/Wellness Advocate. Her passion is to teach the public how to live healthier and happier lives. Visit her site for health tips: Dr. Mommy Health Tips http://drmommyhealthtips.com
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Published on Jan 12, 2012