Facebook Live Broadcasts
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I do regular videos around this time of day – 8 am in California
- Gets me up and moving for the day
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Talk about healthy living
2017 is a new year
I am absolutely going to achieve 3 things:
- A healthier life – including losing weight (sound familiar this time of year?) Incredibly important. And never too late to start!
- Master my time – to get the most out of what I am given
- Meet my business goals – right up on the wall here to remind me
20 questions for the topics for these broadcasts. Check out the link to the personalized health assessment if you want to see all of the questions – and get your own results. See how you measure up going into 2017!
How do you create your personal health strategy?
Did you know that the ACA (Affordable Care Act) created The National Prevention Council? The heads of 17 Federal agencies and chaired by the Surgeon General. The goal of the Council is to promote prevention and lifestyle changes as a way to help reduce chronic disease and the cost associated with chronic disease.
Why did they do this? Easy. We need it. Prevention is so much better than the cure.
50 percent of adults have at least one chronic condition, and 7 out of 10 deaths each year are caused by these largely preventable conditions.
Now what can you include in your own personal health strategy?
GET PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS. Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings. Important screenings for men and women are often included in an annual physical exam. And remember that genetics plays a role in health. Discuss your family history with your physicians.
STAY ACTIVE. Along with reduced calorie intake, regular activity is one of the most effective strategies for maintaining a healthy weight. Exercise also helps with mood, and can help reduce your risk of cognitive decline. Try walking, running, biking, or swimming; even golf or tennis is a great way to get your daily exercise.
Aim for being active at least 30 minutes every day during the week and at least an hour on the weekend.
EAT HEALTHY. Eating healthy isn’t really that difficult—and the health payoff is incredible. To reduce your risk of diet-related health issues:
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, eat whole grains, choose lean proteins, cook primarily with monounsaturated fats, limit saturated and trans-fats, cholesterol, sodium, and excess sugars
GET ENOUGH SLEEP AND MANAGE STRESS. Try to get a good night’s rest every night. Adequate sleep (7–8 hours per night) makes you more productive and energetic. Recognize the signs of stress and take action when you notice them. Focus on controlling what you can, and let the rest of it go.
Meditation is a great stress reduction technique!
SUPPLEMENT WISELY. Since it’s impossible to eat perfectly every day and our produce is less nutritious than it used to be, it is prudent to take a basic array of supplements starting with a multivitamin, additional omega-3s and added Vitamin D.
AVOID UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS. Smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet are all unsafe habits and not part of a healthy and safe life.
The key to preventing chronic conditions is becoming an active participant in your own health. Your lifestyle choices offer you the best chance you have to take control of your current and future health.
I hope this made some sense for you
Check out the health assessment to see how you are doing!
See you next time.