Health is the number one factor to our quality of life as human beings. There are many people out there in the world who lose loved ones to cancers and malicious illnesses. There are ways we can reduce the risks of these cancers and illnesses from actually manifesting our body. Our health can be determined by many factors, one being our genes. If we’ve had a long consecutive history of illness in our family that means it’s in our genes, however it doesn’t necessarily mean that the illness will get passed on to you, and you can reduce the risks of it passing on to you by eating healthily and working out. Another factor that plays a role in our health is just that, daily exercise. Without at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day, your body will not be in the shape it should/could be. Being physically active can completely change your lifestyle.

Those life improvements include, but are not limited to:
• Help you sleep better

• Give you more energy and strength

• Help you control your weight and blood pressure

• Help you handle stress

• Strengthen your heart, lungs, bones and muscles

• Increase of well-being and confidence

Nutrition is alfa omega when it comes to your health. Without a healthy diet, your body will not reach its maximum health potential. You can work out and exercise every single day, but you will not get optimal results without a good, balanced diet. A good diet consists of low-carb foods that lack sugar, cholesterol and saturated fats. (Can build up in your arteries and clog blood flow which can cause a stroke.)

People have different preferences when it comes to exercising. When I discovered yoga, I knew right away that this was the exercise for me. It benefits the body and overall health in so many ways.

Some physical benefits of yoga:
• Sleep improves
• Immunity increases
• Eye-hand coordination improves
• Joint range of motion increase
• Cardiovascular efficiency increases
• High Blood Pressure decreases

Below are some Biochemical benefits of yoga:
• Glucose decreases
• Sodium decreases
• Total cholesterol decreases
• Triglycerides decrease
• HDL cholesterol increases
• LDL cholesterol decreases
• VLDL cholesterol decreases
• Cholinesterase increases
• Catecholamine’s decrease
• ATPase increases
• Hematocrit increases
• Hemoglobin increases
• Lymphocyte count increases
• Total white blood cell count decreases
• Vitamin C increase

In conclusion, being healthy allows us to strive harder each and every day to spend time with our families and enjoy a better life style.

Did You Know?

  • On average, every minute you walk extends your life by one and a half to two minutes?
  • Jumping rope involves almost every muscle in your body.
  • Drinking caffeinated drinks all day can deplete important nutrients such as magnesium, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and B5.
  • 80% of heart disease and 90% of diabetes are tied to unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits.
  • A diet that includes fruits, vegetables and nuts can lower blood pressure and reduce the “bad” cholesterol as effectively as modern medicine.