Top 10 health tips -
1. Shake your Body!
Every day find new ways to move your body. Use the stairs rather than anescalator or elevator. Walk your dog (or a neighbours' dog if you don't have one!), chase your kids, play ball with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in smallincrements of time. It doesn't have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minutecardiovascular class or body pump or kickboxing. Move more and feel better!
2. Cut the Fat
Don't eat the obvious fat in your diet such as fried foods, burgers and other fattymeats. Eat dairy products like cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream low fatversions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and saucesshould be eaten in limited amounts and even then in their low fat verions. Mostare available in lower fat versions.
3. Reduce Stress
Stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by expertsare to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like.(i.e., go back to number one above!, exercise is a great stress reducer, Soak in ahot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play withyour dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facialor a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or gettingaggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible.
4. Stop Smoking
All the experts agree on this one. Ever since 1960 when it was announced thatsmoking was harmful to your health, people have been reducing their use of tobacco products. Just recently, we've seen a surge in smoking in adolescentsand teens. Warn your children of the false romance or 'tough guy' image of smokers. Find ways to quit smoking hypnosis, support groups and evenprescription medicine such as Zyban is available to help you..
5. Reduce your exposure to Pollution
Not everyone can live in a smog-free environment, but we can all avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares. Exercise outside when the smog rating is low. Exercise