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A body perfect will still leave you unhappy if you haven’t got the right attitude in life. Health and fitness also has a lot to do with how we think and act, so here is short list of tips to get you thinking.
Ask yourself how many of these do you honestly live by?
1. Try to see the up side – People who have a positive outlook in life tend to live the longest.
2. Our thoughts affect our stress levels – So try to override negative thoughts as they raise our stress levels and speed up ageing fast.
3. Learn to be more assertive – Say no to what you don’t like, and yes to what you do.
4. Stop worrying so much and don’t take every small mishap so seriously – 85% of things we worry about never happen.
5. Learn to have fun and laugh – Laughter releases the feel good hormones which is great for every body.
After Christmas and the New Year celebrations, many people feel bloated and sluggish. The answer for some is to go on a diet or cut out alcohol for January, but I suggest that a popular one should be to cut down on your sugar intake 6 days a week.
Reducing your sugar intake is one of the best things you can do for your body as there many problems associated with eating too much of it. Some include well known things like causing tooth decay, promoting obesity, and leading to the development of diabetes and certain cancers. Not quite so well known are sugar’s nasty way of chewing up skin collagen (leading to rapid ageing of the skin) and its internal effect of causing inflammation within the body. In fact, it’s now known that Centenarians (those aged 100+) have the lowest levels of inflammation in their bodies.
We are all clearly aware of how important our vital organs are (heart, brain, liver and kidneys etc) when it comes to our health, and so we naturally tend to think about how we can improve their functions, but there is what scientists are calling ‘The Forgotten Organ’, whose health and function is just as important to you as your vital organs.