Top 10 list for a healthier you

Many years ago back in 1995 I had 2 car accidents within 8 months of each other.  The short version is I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (A chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.) This was good news because I knew what I was living with.  At that time the bad news was the fight that was in front of me with lawyers, doctors and insurance companies.  All of the professionals felt that if I were really in that much pain I SHOULD be taking all of the prescription drugs that they were telling me to.

I simply refused!  It was my feeling that going the road of prescription drugs would be the worst thing for me for the long term.  I just knew there was a different way and to me a better way.

And so today here is the top 10 ideas that I put into my life for a healthier, better life long term.  I say that because today I really do feel great, have a good energy level and am very active.  Now I don’t say any of these things to brag I only tell you in case you are looking for another option for your health!  There are many roads to health and this is the road that worked for me and it might work for you as well.  Or maybe a couple of ideas implemented into your daily routine might make a difference for your day!

More Health & Fitness Top 10:

1) Water for Hydration and Health

  • Definition of Water: colorless, odourless, tasteless and clear.
  • Water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body, and without it, humans would die in a few days
  • A mere 2% drop in our body’s water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen.
  • Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. An estimated seventy-five percent of North Americans have mild, chronic dehydration.
  • Water forms the fluids that surround the joints. Water helps to alleviate constipation by moving food through the intestinal tract and thereby eliminating waste- the best detox agent. Regulates metabolism
  • Most people can not tell the difference from hunger and thirst and will eat something to satisfy the feeling.
  •  If feeling hungry have a glass of water.  After 20 minutes still hungry then eat as you really are hungry.
  • Drink ½ your body weight in ounces daily
  • Simple way to get 8 glasses of water daily: on waking up, at each meal and snacks, before bed, with exercise-this will be a challenge as you start, stick with it as it is worth it

Here is a link to an article on what Mild Dehydration will do: http://www.naturalnews.com/035062_dehydration_health_effects_moods.html

Drink lots of water!  This is one of the most important thing you can do for yourself.   The water you drink must be purified with a carbon filter and the one I use is called Countertop Water System from Symmetry .

Go ahead start drinking, Water that is!  Enjoy it!

2) Quit Smoking

O.K. I know you don’t want to hear how bad smoking is for you right?  Well smoking is very bad for you and now is the time to quit no matter what age you are.  It might be one of the most difficult things you do however it will be totally worth it when you come out the other side a non smoker.

It’s so bad for you I don’t have enough space to put it all down here however take a look at the first 1/2 paragraph at an article from Natural News:

(NaturalNews) In the US today, cigarette smoking causes one-third of all cancer fatalities and one-fourth of all fatal heart attacks. In addition to this, there are many illnesses and diseases that are a direct result of cigarette smoking. This includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, assorted respiratory ailments, angina, peptic ulcers, heartburn, and diarrhea. A recent estimate is that smoking is a factor in more than 15% of all of the deaths occurring annually in the US.
Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/025351_smoking_nicotine_quit.html#ixzz1nnmpOaWU

Go Ahead and Quit Smoking Today!

3) Stop eating food out of packages:

Now is the time to begin to eat REAL food!  You may have heard the suggestion before to get your food from the outside of the grocery store?  Well what that really means is to purchase real food.

When I was in the US a few months ago what I noticed is a lot of the packaged food is now right at the entrance as you come in on your way to the real food.  The grocery store is set up to sell you stuff and that stuff is not the best for us to eat.   If you are purchasing food in packages take a look at the labels.  If there is 1 ingredient that you can not pronounce put it back on the shelf.  It is not food for you to consume if you are looking for a healthier life.

Here is a link to another great article from Natural News on Packaged Foods!  http://www.naturalnews.com/026244_food_MSG_neurotoxins.

You may be surprised once you read this article at some of the negative things in that packaged food and what it does to your health.  Stop eating packaged foods!  And because we don’t eat well all the time take a really good quality Multi Vitamin.  The multi vitamin I choose is Ultra Vitality Crystals, becuase I drink them, tastes good and I feel so much better knowing I am doing this as well for my good health.

4) Get plenty of Veggies & Fruits

Have you heard that since you were a little kid?  Eat your Veggies!  Eat that fruit!  Well there is a reason your mother told you that.  Vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants and so much more….are in these wonderful foods and we need all those things for our good health.  Purchase your veggies and fruits as fresh as you can, so buy local whenever possible and in today’s world the only choice is to purchase organic.  More nutrients, better health.

Search the Natural News website at www.naturalnews.com for any questions you might have on this topic!

I also include Ultra Vitality Crystals each and every day because it is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and trace elements that I am not getting in my food today.

5) Eliminate Sugar

Sugar was never meant to be eaten by the pound each and every day.

Excess intake of sugar causes: inflammation, suppresses the immune system up to 4-5 hours, and since society has begun to increase sugar consumption weight gain has also become an epidemic problem in our society!  Reduce your sugar intake now!

6) Exercise

I know you hate exercise, right?  OK let’s be frank, most people say they hate exercise without ever really giving it a serious commitment.  What I have found over the years is exercise makes me feel alive.  My heart is working, I am breathing concentrating on a specific program, getting it don, pushing myself to accomplish a goal as intended.  Then when I am done I feel happy because I have sen my progress through my goal.

And you can feel that way too!  Start where you are.  It doesn’t matter how you feel now is the time to start.  Your goal will determine how you will start and what activities you will do.  Walking for some will be an awesome beginning.  For others going and getting a Personal Trainer who will design a program specific for you to succeed in your goal!

Start moving today!

Personally I exercise most days of the week and have for many years.  I find it an awesome stress reliever and I feel good.  As a part of my daily workout I also take Ultra Vitality Crystals, Genesis with X’Tranol 24.

7) Sleep

The most misunderstood necessity for health.  Sleep in very necessary for the body to repair, the mind, and be ready for the following days activities.  Physical Repair is between 10:00 pm and 2am.  After 2am the immune/repair energies are more focused on mental repair, which lasts until we awaken.

In today’s world where many of us watch TV late into the night and get up early to go to work we just are not getting enough sleep for our health.

Some suggestions to get to sleep earlier might be:

  • Wind down prior to this time.  It is best to start winding down @10:o0 pm so getting to sleep at 10:30 will happen for you
  • Minimize the exposure to bright lights,(fluorescent lights, computers, TV at least 2 hours before going to bed.)  Not always possible however it is something to think about
  • To have a great nights Sleep be sure your are in a completely dark room
  •  Avoid the consumption of stimulants (caffeine, sugar and nicotine) after lunch because this stimulants stay in your system for many hours after having them
  • Same idea with desserts.  Be very mindful of desserts at dinner containing alcohol, sugar and or caffeine again these might stimulate and cause trouble sleeping.
  • OK so we are back to water.  LOL!  Drink plenty of water, dehydration causes the body to feel stressed and the stress hormones are awakenin
  • Exercise  Starting to see a theme here?  This will help you sleep better at night.  Do be aware of the time of day you train, intense training after dinner can increase cortisol levels making it hard to get to sleep hormones
  • Consider moving electrical appliances in your bedroom to the other side of the room from the bed.  This is very difficult today because bedrooms have so many electrical outlets however moving the clock, radio and phones are the great place to start if you can

I don’t know about you however sometimes my mind is very active when my head hits the pillow so I include in my evening Tranquillity!  It helps calm my mind so I simply can go to sleep calmer more relaxed yet it doesn’t know me out like a prescription drug would.

8) Laugh

You’ve heard the saying “Laughter makes the best medicine” right?  “Well laughter is “healing”.  Laughter moves lymph and oxygenates your organs” according to Natural News http://www.naturalnews.com/007551.html  Laugh more!

9)  Connect with People

The philosopher Aristotle said, “In poverty and others misfortunes of life true friends are a sure refuge.  They keep the your out of mischief, they comfort and aid the old in their weakness and they incite those in the prime of their life to noble deeds”

Friendship and connecting are so very important for our well being!  Connect with People

10) Take Time to Mediate

Calming the mind is how I think of mediation.  We live in a stressful world, so much of us is connected to technology most of our day and evening, we live a very fast paced life.  Calming the mind and connecting mind with body is most beneficial for health and wellness.  Meditation can increase blood flow to the brain, decrease pain, better ability to focus.  Meditation certainly helps the brain to be healthier.

There you have it the top 10 things I did for a healthier lifestyle.  What I can be sure of is not everyday was easy however it was all worth it!  And that is hopefully the message that I can give you.  Sometimes when we are not exactly where we want to be with our health, vitality, weight, thoughts or anything that you are presently being challenged with change can be the most difficult because to change you Must give something up!  Even if you know that the something you want to give up is bad for you, you also know it has some kind of comfort.  Just know if you have the willingness to commit to making some of the changes for a healthier you it will be worth it.

If I can help you in the process please do not hesitate to get in touch and let me know how!  wendy@visionquestwellness.com for your questions.  Or comments.

To your continued health, Wendy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strike A Healthy Pose With Symmetry!

It’s Time to  Strike A Healthy Pose With Symmetry!  Symmetry Direct is a company that I have worked with for over 16 years!  Love the products and sometimes they have articles that may be beneficial for you and here is one of them.  Differing ideas for exercise is important because not all people like lifting weights and Interval Training that I do!  So Strike a Healthy Pose with Symmetry and don’t forget to get your Genesis With X’Tranol 24 & Ultra Vitality for your great health today.

 

Strike A Healthy Pose With Symmetry.

Flex Your Body and Mind With Yoga and Pilates.

 

If you’re like me, you’re probably not a really big fan of sit ups and crunches. They’re awkward, show mediocre results, and if you don’t do them properly, they can cause severe strain to your neck and back. But if you want strong, toned abs, you have to do crunches, right? That used to be true, but now you have several options that don’t involve any stressful, painful crunches. You can use Yoga, Pilates, or both to have sleek, toned abs, plus strong back muscles and a totally healthy overall physique.

Yoga operates on several levels to help tone your abs, along with the rest of your body. The basic concept of Yoga is to hold yourself in poses. Holding these poses requires maintaining a correct posture. Just being in a good posture can strengthen your abdominal muscles. They are part of the core muscles that help you achieve and maintain proper posture. Even though you can’t feel it, these muscles are constantly making tiny adjustments and getting a great workout.

In Yoga, the poses are held for extended periods of time. Slow even movements and long poses give your core muscles an even better workout and help develop stamina through muscle strength. You’ll probably be able to notice a visible difference in your abs, but even if you can’t, you’ll know they’re stronger when you can maintain better balance for longer periods of time.

Another major part of Yoga is focused deep breathing that allows your body to relax as you pose. This deep breathing involves using your abdominal muscles instead of your shoulders to help inhale and exhale. In addition to your abs helping you maintain balance, you also exercise them even more simply by breathing.

Pilates is similar to your abs with the benefits it offers. Pilates requires use of your abdominal muscles for proper posture and for breathing, just as Yoga does; however, instead of remaining stable, you move your arms and legs around. This is actually just as beneficial for your abs because you have to use them to keep your body still while your arms and legs are in motion. Natural movement would have your torso move, but your abs and back muscles work to keep it stable.

Even though Yoga and Pilates and constantly working your abdominal muscles, there are specific exercises you can do to target these areas, especially in Pilates. These will give you the extra boost you need for more drastic results.

Neither Yoga or Pilates can be learned overnight; however, once you begin to master one of both or these arts, you will get an abs workout like never before without even thinking about crunches.

Try Symmetry’s Symply Magic™, Symmetry Genesis™ and Ultra Vitality™ today to give you the extra boost to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Strike A Healthy Pose With Symmetry today while you feel better, look better and live longer with Symmetry!

Make exercise and Symmetry products a part of your Healthy Revolution today!  Let’s change the health of the world 1 person at a time!  Go ahead get healthier today.  Let me know how I can help?

Don’t forget to take advantage of Symmetry’s Preferred Customer Program.  Get healthy and save on each order!

Healthy eating is not always possible!

In today’s world healthy eating is not always possible!  Fast paced, lack of vitamins, minerals and trace elements in the food, processed foods, skipping meals.  Healthy eating is not possible all the time.  Ultra Vitality Crystals are a great bridge to fill the gap nutritionally from the food you are eating and what is no longer in that food as far as vitamins are concerned!

I have included Dr. Mark’s most recent webinar for having  a Symmetry Health and Wellness Insurance Policy with Ultra Vitaltiy so you can rest assured you are getting your daily requirements and more for your great health.

Dr. Mark does a fantastic job explaining Symmetry’s Ultra Vitaltiy Multi Vitamin and why it is a product that will help you when healthy eating is not always possible

 

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Order Ultra Vitality Crystal Multi Vitamin and all the Symmetry Vitamins, Herbal formulas at our online store now:

Anti Aging!

As a part of my business I provide leading edge nutritional products and have used these products for years.  The products are from Symmetry Direct and I have used them and marketed them for over 16 years.  The products have been tremendous for me and my family.  Helping us to be healthier, get fewer colds, flu, have more energy and keep us prescription free from the common diseases of aging.

So I was very interested when I picked up the new Tonic magazine and there is an full page article on Super-Oxide-Dismutase.  According to nutraceutical researcher Ryan Foley “Super-Oxide-Dismutase (SOD) is the most important Primary Antioxidant” he goes to say ” as it is the only one capable of neutralizing the most damaging free radical: super-oxide radical”    Foley says: ” As we age, our bodies ability to manufacture SOD at the cellular level diminishes.  We also get SOD from the food we eat, but typically at very low concentrations.  The super-oxide radicals overtake our ability to neutralize them, so if you’re interested in fighting off the symptoms of aging and disease it is important to supplement your intake of SOD.”

Foley continues to say ” Within the past few years, nutraceutical researchers have found a way to adequately provide a safe oral form of SOD that is vegatable based.”

Symmetry has SOD & Glutathione plus Resveratrol check out this:

This is so very cool!  It is great when I represent a company that is providing leading edge products.  When local articles are written on leading edge ingredients that we have had in our products for a few years that is even more cool.  Staying on the leading edge of nutritional products in this industry is what we are providing to the world!  Genesis with X’Tranol 24 is exactly that product.  Try it now!

Stay healthy,

What is quality?

OK so I have posted some solid info on Metabolic Typing.  I personally decide each day to eat for my Metabolic Type, Protein Type.  However when I was first introduced to Metabolic Typing I was well let’s say “freaked out”  by what I was reading.  Can you imagine reading that fat, meat would be OK and even healthy!  It was so opposite to what we hear in the media, or how I was trained up to that point.  So at that time I put the info aside and continued on the way Society suggests we eat.

Fast forward a few years, Digestive problems began, I took HLC 1. revisited the Metabolic Typing, started eating for my Protein Type and within 2 days my digestion began to improve!  Really quite remarkable.  And to this day 4 years later when I stick to the Metabolic Typing program I feel great.

One of the other things I do for myself is take supplements!  I eat organic or local with both my meat and vegetable/fruits.  For me it is simply a matter of being sure I am getting all my nutrition daily.  My choice for supplements is Symmetry Direct .  I have been using Symmetry’s products for over 16 years.  They are very high quality, I get them delivered to my home each and every month.  I actually like them so much that I sell them to clients, family, friends and develop a global business with them.

Here is a quick video explaining the quality of Symmetry’s products:

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