How Healthy Lifestyle Habits Saved My Life & Can Ensure Your Health, Longevity & Happiness
How often do you ponder about the importance and value of healthy lifestyle habits in ensuring a healthy and happy life?
When I was recently diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and survived a possible risk of life, I had mixed feelings. I survived because I had already started making incremental lifestyle changes for a long time after realizing their importance and virtue.
Yet, there were some lifestyle factors that I have not been having complete control over yet, and these exact unhealthy conditions resulted in creating a life changing alarm.
With a BMI at 30, I have been obese for a long time and efforts for weight loss have been inadequate
Was passive about controlling stress factors
Had been smoking for nearly 25 years
I did have to undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery recently. This was sudden and I was fortunate to have received timely medical intervention. I do believe that some of the healthy lifestyle practices inculcated by me over the past few years did help prevent a sad and unfortunate turn. Which healthy lifestyle practices am I taking about?
Deep breathing and other relaxation techniques to De-stress
Practice of mudras, one of which, the Apana Vayu Mudra acted as first aid and averted a crisis during mid night when a possible stroke may have hit me
It has been a re-birth of sorts and it has made my resolve for sticking with healthy lifestyle habits ever stronger. More importantly, there are a lot of people out there who I know need help with making healthy lifestyle choices for health and longevity.
Do you follow a healthy lifestyle? If not,
you may be cutting years from your life expectancy.
HealthyLifestyles4u is here to help and guide
you on the path to a more natural, happier, healthier future. Let's begin.
Lifestyle Choices vs the Standard American Diet
Much has been written about the Standard
American Diet (known as SAD, which is quite appropriate in many cases). While
America was the petri dish, the same problem exists in many parts of the world.
People have become disconnected with the
source and preparation of their meals, and have valued convenience and
immediate satisfaction over long-term, healthy lifestyle choices.
The obesity epidemic is no secret. An
estimated two thirds of adults, and one third of children, in the US are obese
or overweight, according to USA Today.
Obesity leads to a range of related
illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases, stroke,
cancer and many stress-related illnesses-asthma, sleep apnea and many other
All of these, caused by the Standard American Diet coupled with very limited physical activity and various forms of stress, are avoidable.
People no longer know where their food
originates from. More and more processed food is bought and consumed, rather
than families cooking and eating meals together as a unit.
HealthyLifestyles4u will help to get you
away from the SAD, and onto the path of proper meals, better food choices,
lower weight, and improved mental and physical health.
a Deep Breath...
What is stress? And how can it be managed
and brought under control?
Put simply, stress is a deadly factor that
will cut you down in your prime. Many modern diseases and mental health
problems are purely stress-related. Get a handle on your stress, and you can
overcome these diseases – or avoid them altogether.
The modern lifestyle can be stressful.
Worries about family, finances, and workplace demands, commuting, and many
other high-stress factors combine to make a great negative impact on our
We'll show you the easy tricks and
techniques (like the simple yet highly effective practice of surabhi mudra) for getting your stress under control. Deep breathing exercises and
simple meditation may not be part of your everyday routine, yet, but once you
begin, you'll love this happier, more relaxed way of looking at your life!
Ill-health of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone
Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy!
Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices Today
Whatever your reasons for being here:
Worried about your current state of health
Struggling with stress and poor sleep
Concerned about your children or spouse
Have been 'putting off' the decision to make healthier choices
Looking for an alternative to modern medication
Struggling with weight management and conflicting diet programs
Confused about the right food types
Unable to develop an appropriate workout for your body
My desire to create this site (click to
read more about me) was born out of a concern for my fellow man and woman. The
current generation appears to be heading towards a major health crisis, a kind
of a peril, by a sheer consequence of incorrect lifestyle habits.
A healthy lifestyle, built on a solid
foundation of healthy living habits, nutritional foods, and regular diet and
exercise habits, alternative and natural healing methods can help you stay
naturally fit and healthy, even in old age.
HealthyLifestyles4u gives insight into some
of the most elementary natural healthy living habits:
correct breathing and posture
simple and painless exercise that anybody can do
tips for achieving a great night's sleep
healthy eating guidelines
complementary and alternative medicines
Be responsible for your health. No one else
can do it for you.
Do any of these
exercise options sound difficult?
Do household chores for 20 minutes every
day; spend some time gardening; water the plants or wash the deck of your
house; walk to the store; take the stairs as much as you can; park on the far
side of the lot instead of circling endlessly in search of a closer spot.
small, positive changes in your lifestyle habits.
You can prevent complex mid-life or old age illnesses, and motivate your
children and grandchildren to do the same.
calm and relaxed. Practice deep breathing; listen
to soothing music; attend mass; meditate or bird-watch. Walk in the woods, or
sit in the park.
ways for being happy and at peace with yourself.
Spread energy, smile and be bright and cheerful. Get inspired by books and
Never Too Late
I urge you to make a resolution NOW to swear by healthy lifestyle choices.
Your health is precious. When it's gone,
it's gone forever. Don't squander your greatest gift.
Dive in and begin learning the many ways in
which you can make healthier lifestyle choices.