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4 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Health

By Chris D. Meletis, N.D.

Here are four tips I give to my patients who are striving for glowing health. It is important to remember that keeping it simple, often offers the very best long term results. What research has discovered is “Wellness Plans” that are simple and people can consistently follow faithfully over long term pay with the best health dividends.

1. Exercise Throughout the Day.

Research shows that if you sit all day—even if you exercise once per day—your heart disease risk goes down. It is also important to get up out of your chair even for a minute or two every hour to help lessen risk of blood clots.

Mild to moderate exercise that matches your health level is enough to stay fit. And avoid exercising in extreme heat or in polluted areas—instead, opt for exercise sessions in an air-conditioned room.

2. Drink Plenty of Water.

Cells are made up mostly of water and need continual hydration. I urge my fatigued patients to drink more pure, filtered water because dehydration causes fatigue. The earth is made of 70% water, the body is too; dehydration leads to decreased ability to detoxify via the kidneys, colon and sweat.

3. Eat Your Medicine.

It strains your liver to detoxify pesticides in produce and hormones in meats. And the liver doesn’t always successfully remove toxins, resulting in cancer and disease. Nourish your cells with organic foods and hormone-free meats. Due to farming practices, trace minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients aren’t as abundant as during previous generations, thus supplementing a good balanced diet and lifestyle can help hedge health risk.

4. RESTore Your Body to a Healthy Balance.

Strive for eight hours of sleep nightly. At a minimum, six hours. If you snore, can’t sleep or have high blood pressure or fatigue it’s important to get tested for sleep apnea, linked to heart disease, weight gain and depression. It is also essential to recall your dreams at least 3 times a week. If you don’t recall your dreams, you may be low in B vitamins, or have another sleep disturbance that warrant getting a sleep study.

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  • 1.Avoid slouching. Be aware of your posture as you walk, sit, and drive, keep shoulders squared and head pulled back and up.

  • 2.Imagine a thread pulling the top of your head toward the ceiling. Visualization can help improve your sense of position.

  • 3.If your job requires you to sit for long periods, take frequent breaks to stand, stretch and shake it out.

  • 4.Maintain a strong core to help support proper posture. Add core-training exercises to your daily routine.

  • 5.A firm mattress and ergonomic pillow help achieve proper back support while you sleep, so you'll stand straighter in the a.m.

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