The law of the jungle means that the fittest survive. The same law applies to an emergency situation. The more fit you are, the more likely you are to make it through challenges in the long run. How do you prepare yourself for an emergency situation? By making sure you are physically, mentally and immunologically fit! That’s right – immunologically fit.
It is frustrating enough to experience the hopelessness, despair and other negative feelings associated with a substance use disorder. A co-occurring mental health disorder can lead to even more confusion. You know you need treatment, but do not know whether to turn to a mental health program or substance abuse program. Discover how you or your loved one can find help and hope at a dual diagnosis treatment program.
We all want less stress and more energy. When we address stress and our stress triggers, we can get a handle on what to do to avoid those triggers. We know traffic is a trigger that we don’t have control over so when in a jam, play some music or a book on tape that diverts your attention to something pleasant.
It took 25 years but the number of research studies has accelerated and a body of evidence has accumulated that supports the concept that exercise and fitness is integral to health. The research shows that there is a connection between fitness and longevity and that regular exercise can help prevent and/or manage virtually every health issue.
It is no secret that we, as men, have failed miserably when it comes to our health. According to The Men’s Health Network (MHN), we die at higher rates than women from the following top 10 causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accidents, pneumonia and influenza, diabetes, suicide, kidney disease, and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. If you examine the list above closely, you will notice that most of them are preventable
Why seated exercise you may ask? Simple! When exercise is accessible, easy and comfortable for people, they will exercise more! A recent study linked physical inactivity to more than 5 million deaths worldwide per year more than those caused by smoking. The study revealed that only 20.6 percent of people surveyed met the total recommended amount of exercise — about 23 percent of all men surveyed and 18 percent of the women.
A healthy diet is one which contains a variety of nutritious foods including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber and water. Poor eating habits include under or over eating, leading to nutritional deficiencies that can have negative consequences on the body.
Can you imagine waking up completely immobilized, unable to breathe separate from a ventilator, and carrying the heart of someone who had died suddenly, tragically, and far too soon?!
Part 3: Consistent Exercise for Healthy Skin. More and more studies are showing the tremendous benefits of regular exercise. Being a physically active person is a very important component of one’s own self efficacy and includes positive side effects like feeling more energetic, focused, confident, less stressed and looking radiant.