Living a Long Healthy Life is No Accident

Although I’ve lived for more years than I care to remember, I am grateful that they were all healthy. This didn’t happen because of my ‘good genes’ (I do not), or because I was lucky enough to beat the odds (no such luck). It happened because I wanted health and worked hard towards that goal.

You might be asking, “Who doesn’t want health?” All you have to do, my friend, is spend 30 minutes at the mall on any Saturday and watch the people passing by. You’ll find your answer. It turns out that very few people are obese. There are very few!

As a society, we have been lulled into complacency about our health. Individually and collectively, we have fallen for the lies of the media and the hoards o’ so-called experts telling us what is and what isn’t healthy. We have lost our common sense and God-given healing abilities. We just do what is required. We rarely take the time to learn about health issues.

Health is the most important concern for every human being. Yet, we behave as if it’s fashionable to be overweight and out of control. Our health ineptness is a badge to be proud of. Everyone will answer the question “I want to stay healthy” paradoxically. Let me now explain how you can live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life.

You must first think for yourself. You must question the authority that makes demands on you. Not irreverently, but with curiosity. Find the information you need to make informed health decisions.

Your health is the most important thing.

If you are not serious about your health and ready to make the effort to achieve your goals, you will most likely fail. Living a healthy lifestyle is key to being fully healthy. This is not an infomercial about how to live healthy in four easy steps. It costs $29.99+ shipping and handling. It will require a commitment to health for a lifetime.

Healthy means that you are free from disease, debilitating conditions, and not just the common cold (although it is rare), or any other bug. Even though the flu is unlikely to infect you if your immune system is strong enough, I can assure that it will be difficult for common cold symptoms to get through. If you do become ill, it will only be for a short time and there will be no after effects.

It’s been almost 40 years since my last visit to the doctor, and it was for a sore throat. (bad idea)

Although I have had the flu several times, and occasionally headaches, it has been very rare. My wife is exactly the same, with no health problems. As a young adult, I made the decision to live a healthy lifestyle and have never looked back. Positive lifestyle changes are possible for anyone, at any age.

It is simple and clear: Live Long and Live Well.

You may find some of the things I list here offensive and you will probably stop reading. But at least you thought for yourself. Please remember that I am not a doctor or medical expert. I am just someone who has lived a relatively long life and has talked the talk. While some things may seem simple, others are complex.

1. A combination of personal fortitude and a wild attitude makes me worth the effort.

2. Do not let age stop you from living a healthy life. Side note: I still climb trees, run sprints, and jump from high places, just like I did when I was a kid. The body responds.

3. Do not settle for less than the best for your body. You wouldn’t want to put anything on or in your body that you don’t want for your children.

4. Although the food police can tell you what to eat, I will tell your that you’ll be healthier if you eat moderately and enjoy a wide variety of food. I eat my fair share of meat, potatoes and vegetables. All meats are cooked in moderation and not fried. Vegetables and fruits are free from pesticides and chemicals. Be mindful to eat moderate amounts at each meal and not overeat. We eat to maintain our bodies ability to function properly. Most people don’t require much food. Eating has become a grand event, where we must eat as many as possible at each meal. Enjoy your meal, but keep in mind that eating is a necessity.

5. Drink lots of water and clean water without any chemical additives.

6. Limit your intake of sugary foods and limit salt intake.

7. Preservatives and dyes in packaged food are not natural for the human body.

8. Wash fruits and vegetables well before you eat, unless they are organic.

9. Because of the carcinogens that can cause cancer, it is forbidden to eat rotten food.

10. My overall principle regarding what I put into my body is simple.

It must not contain any man-made substances, such as preservatives or dyes, or any other long scientific names that are difficult to pronounce.

11. While exercise is great, moderation is important. Cross country walking has been a great way to exercise my whole body and is very enjoyable. Walking my golden retriever dogs keeps me moving. This is how you live your life.

It is a plus to be able do some outdoor physical work such as lawn mowing. You can enjoy the outdoors while also reaping the healthful benefits.

12. Enjoy life and have fun. Be surrounded by loving friends and family.

13. Stress can be a killer, so it is crucial to avoid stressful situations. Stress is the number one concern for our health. Our immune system is under immense strain due to stress. A weak immune system can lead to all kinds of health problems.

14. All-natural supplements can be used in addition.

15. Stand firm in your faith.

While what I’ve said is important for staying healthy throughout your life, it would not be the same if I wasn’t married to my soulmate and fully committed to our marriage. It’s easy to find happiness when you share your life and love one another.

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