It turns out that having good or bad posture affects many aspects of health, from mood to pain to lung function to energy, and many more things.
Focusing on your breath – long, deep inhales and long, complete exhales – is a highly effective yet simple method to enhance one’s health, promote relaxation, reducing stress, calm the mind, and the like. Don’t ignore this accessible ‘tool’ to improve your health. No gym, no purchase, no equipment needed.
Being low in Vit D severely weakens your immune system – your immune function – which makes you more susceptible to … nearly everything, including flu viruses, even cancer. The most vulnerable to Covid-19 are people who are not healthy – people obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, heart disease.
Your best defense is … … a good offense – which is to be healthy in general, and support and strengthen your immune system in particular. FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH instead of the overwhelming media coverage or fear of ‘getting sick’.
Having a healthy breakfast, consisting of fat, protein and veggies, is a key healthy strategy (and staying clear of bread, cereal, muffins, etc.). This is a ‘forgiving’ recipe – play around with the ingredients to your liking (no meat, two types of cheese, use salmon (or smoked salmon) instead of bacon, etc.)
With our reflexive attraction and attention to the endless stream of available information/stimulus on our phones, tablets, and computers, digital addiction has not only become a dominant presence in our lives, but it’s causing real damage to our physical and mental health.
In the greater scheme of things, maybe it doesn’t matter what gets your attention because they all share some common ground: lifestyle behaviors are the predominant factors that determine whether you may or may not develop one of these destructive health conditions.
The strength, the health of our immune system should be our first line of defense (or is it offense?) for creating wellness and avoiding – not simply fighting – disease. This seems to be missing from the conversation and from the primary focus of various organizations such as the American Cancer Society.
Between the long hours, stressful jobs, barbecues, teenagers, traffic jams, political shenanigans ozone depletion, and 700 calorie sugar-laced Frappuchinos – it’s a wonder anybody lives to see fifty. The fact that some people do is akin to the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richard’s ability to still tour with the band at age 77.
After 6 million years of hunter-gatherer existence, humans can be observed sheltering in warm rooms, slouching on comfortable seats in front of glowing screens, being whisked effortlessly between floors aboard mechanical staircases. And it’s killing us.